This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Cheeky Little Media.
The news all Kazoops fans have been waiting for…Kazoops toys have been released! The full toy range includes plush toys, figurines, play sets and games and we here in the Kids Gifts and Toys household are super pumped to see them available.
The plush toys were released last month by Tomy in Australia and feature Monty, Lily the Alien, Suzy the Dinosaur, Otis the Warthog and our household fave Jimmy Jones. This month they have also launched in the UK via Toys “R” US and Amazon.
If you have missed the boat and don’t know what Kazoops is all about, it is an awesome animated preschool series by Sydney-based Cheeky Little Media, which inspires kids to use their imagination to explore answers to every day questions… A super engaging and fun tv show that we love in this household.
The 78 x seven-minute series aimed at preschoolers is about a six-year-old boy named Monty who has a best mate called Jimmy Jones, but he isn’t just any old person, Jimmy Jones is the family’s pet pig!
Initially screening in the UK on CBeebies in June 2016, it then launched to much success in August on ABC Kids Australia. It is now showing on Netflix worldwide since the end of 2016.
It has growing fan base amongst kids, parents and even medical professionals with its fun animation, brilliant use of music and the ability to teaches kids the importance of imagination and critical thinking. Each episode has Monty dreaming and imagining how he would solve problems.
Child Development Expert, Dr Jacqueline Harding recently reviewed Kazoops! and wrote “When you have a TV show which is about imagination it provokes critical thinking and what that does for the child’s brain is immensely important. It helps the mind and the brain resonate at a much higher level. So their cognitive function is at the peak of it’s performance… What we want are children to be able to think of solutions to problems that maybe we’ve made in the world…. So when they grow up they’ve got that kind of flexibility of thinking… They’ve got that attitude of “You know what? We’ve got challenges but we can find ways that are solutions”...”
My boys absolutely adore Kazoops, it is a TV show that really resonates as it is all about looking at the world through a child’s eyes and in particular Monty and his unique outlook on life. They are super excited to see the toys released and I think I know what they would like from Santa for Christmas!
Tomy launched the toys last month in Australia and all 5 are now available at Toys “R” US and Jimmy Jones is available at Big W (only in store, not online). Our favourite is the 30cm Jimmy Jones because when you squeeze him, he “OINKS”, just like in the TV show! Seriously he is pretty darn cute.
We have this whole set of plush toys, 5 in total, valued at $100 to giveaway to our Kazoops fans. We are hosting this awesome giveaway in conjunction with Cheeky Little Media and Kazoops on my Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog.
You have a week from Wednesday 22nd November for your chance to enter and there are multiple chances to enter giving you a better chance to win!
In order to win you must be following both Kids Gifts and Toys and Kazoops on either Instagram or Facebook. If you are following on both platforms, your entry counts twice!
For your chance to enter, please click here for more details.
Blog details – if you would like a chance to win a set of the plush toys from Tomy, then please comment below with your name and why your child loves Kazoops?
Good luck! The competition is open worldwide, so you ALL have a chance to win a set of Kazoops toys. At present, there is no Kazoops toy distribution in the US ( it is coming), so US fans this is your only chance to try to nab yourself a set of Kazoops toys this Christmas!
Disclosure: this post was written in conjunction with Cheeky Little Media. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. My love for Kazoops is real!