Fabulous new additions to the Fisher-Price® South African offering  

Johannesburg, 19 February, 2018

The very latest Fisher-Price® products are planned to be released in SA by Mattel South Africa near the end of March / early April.

The exciting new range will add further diversity to the Fisher-Price® infant and pre-school offerings which continue to be developed with one goal in mind – to nurture children’s learning and development and give them the best possible start in life.

The latest developmental products include:

2-in-1 Sit-to-Stand Activity Center

The 2-in-1 Sit-to Stand Activity Center transforms from a fun activity center for baby to sit and play to a toddler table. Baby’s actions are rewarded with music, sounds and lights. The toy-filled platform encourages baby to spin for 360° of play. It is also easily converted to toddler mode: just attach the ramp and use the shape sorter bugs for sliding play. The Activity Centre offers a three position height adjustment, a removable seat pad for machine washing and removable legs for easy storage. Age Grade: 9 months +

Recommended Retail Price: R1 449.99.

Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym

The new Butterfly Dreams Musical Playtime Gym is ideal for gross motor skill development, sensory development and nurturing feelings of security and happiness. The portable activity mat, decorated with a Butterfly Dreams scene, has a musical take-along cloud and bear with short and long-play music modes. It also comes with five toys including: a fabric crinkle butterfly attached to a link, a leaf and mushroom clacker, a large mirror with a high contrast label on the back, a rattle with a large bear face, and an inch worm teether. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R799.99.

Butterfly Dreams 2-in-1 Soother

A dresser-top soother that incorporates a 2-in-1 design and is great for baby’s sensory development and fostering feelings of security and happiness. Key product features include an overhead starlight projection, a color-changing nightlight (inside the cubby), deluxe music and sounds, and a take-along, machine washable plush lovey. The soother is battery operated with three auto-off timers and a control panel on the back allows for customisation of features. Age Grade: Birth+.

Recommended Retail Price: R529.99.

About Mattel

Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations.
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Game of Humanity cards

Last year we reviewed the Game of Humanity cards.


Thus brilliant set of cards were designed to spread positive gestures one card at a time.

The idea behind this concept is to pick a card, complete the random act of kindness and leave the card with the person you gifted /helped for them to pay it forward.

You can purchase your own set at http://www.gameforhumanity.com

Tree of life App

Have you ever heard of a “brelfie”?


A BRELFIE is a selfie chosen to make breastfeeding even more beautiful than what it already is.

How does it work ?

The app allows you to add a magical Tree of Life to their pictures, and the effect is nothing short of stunning.

You can either download pictures from the internet or use the app’s Tree of Life sticker pack.

You can also add other magical effects.

How to use the App

Moms have been sharing their BRELFIES on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags.



Why share this ?

Moms are sharing not only to highlight the beauty of breastfeeding but also to reduce the outdated stigma of breastfeeding in public.

Date night with Pick n Pay

After a very long Janu-worry, budgets are only started to find an even balance before Februaries month of love strikes with cupids arrow declaring Valentine’s day.

So if you find yourself in a tight spot wondering how to spoil your Valentine without breaking the bank, consider exchanging R30 worth of your smart shopper points for a 2D movie ticket.

Movie tickets are valid for Ster kinekor and you can chose a movie of your choice.

Thank you Pick n Pay and Ster Kinekor, this one is tops on my Valentine’s spoils .

Riebeek Valley olive festival


Last year we were invited to attend the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival . It was a wonderful day full of new experiences and delicious olives.

We were determined that we would return with little bear again this year.

So , it was with great sadness that I read how , due to our water crisis and for the first time in 18 years, the festival has been cancelled.

Thank you to the organisers for being socially concious and doing what is in the best interest of the community.

We will miss your amazing festival this year.

Happy 60th Lego

January the 28th marks the 60th birthday of the iconic Lego block.

These little plastic building blocks were launched in Denmark in 1958.

They take their name from two Danish words that mean PLAY WELL.

“Leg” and “godt”


Since its humble beginnings over 480 billion bricks have been made.

Lego is now one of the biggest toy brands in the world with theme parks,expos, movies and videos dedicated to the brand.

In 2016 alone , 75 billion pieces were sold worldwide.

To celebrate their 60th birthday a giant 10 feet tall 2×4 Lego brick statue was unveiled on Friday in New York at the Flat iron Plaza.

The statue is made up of 133,000 individual Lego bricks and it took Lego’s master builders more than 350 hours to construct.

A very Happy Birthday Lego !