With Christmas just 15 weeks away from the date that Autumn Fair opens its doors, Hippychick is looking forward to welcoming visitors to view its latest gift range.
The company will be on stand 6J44-K45 at the show – which runs from 5-8 September – with its offering comprising a collection of wooden and sustainable toys, plus its popular balance bikes and its new diversity product line.
Notably, the ranges are in stock at Hippychick’s HQ in Somerset and ready for delivery.
A new launch for the company is Dena Diversity. Suitable from birth onwards, Dena Diversity comprises a set of silicone shapes in various shades that will help children to recognise as well as normalise different skin tones.
Brand manager, Jenny Hembree, comments on the rationale for the launch: ‘‘It is widely recognised by professionals that babies from as young as six months start to distinguish between different coloured skins and thus it’s important to start discussing and introducing the topic from this age, and before children start making judgements.”
The range also has developmental benefits for babies and toddlers, encouraging them to use their imagination to develop free-range play activities from chewing to throwing, catching, flexing, scooping and even cooking.
Meanwhile, wooden toy range Classic World has welcomed the Stacking Rings Flower Garden complete with watering can, plus the new Robot Walker. The latter operates as a walking aid (which can be height adjusted), while it also includes a range of engaging developmental activities from a 3D shape sorter and gears through to a mirror and a xylophone – each of which are designed to stimulate the senses and hone fine motor skills.
In addition, the popular Trybike will be a key component of Hippychick’s show presence. It takes children as young as 15 months on a journey from a three-wheeler to help promote confidence in standing and walking, through to a balance bike to give them the skills needed to move on to a push bike when ready.