New programmes on CBeebies this Autumn!
November 1st, 2011
As winter approaches, CBeebies will be keeping the children entertained as the nights draw in.
Galloping onto our screens is Mike the Knight the brand new series from HIT Entertainment. The show launched on CBeebies on 31st October and will be airing daily at 4.05pm.
Travel with Mike the Knight to an age filled with castles, quests, dragons, trolls and Vikings where his mission is to protect the kingdom, serve his Queen and become a fully-fledged Knight!
Watch out for the Mike the Knight arts and crafts products launching next year.
One of the most popular pre-school series on CBeebies is back this month, Driver Dan’s Story Train! New episodes will be airing daily from the 7th November at 5.30pm – also look out for the new character!!
Driver Dan’s Story Train
September 21st, 2011
After the launch of the Driver Dan Story Train toy range; everyone is on board to go to Story Corner!The Driver Dan Story Train tell different stories told by Driver Dan and friends. when a book is put into the slot in the carriage. There are 3 different books included along with the train, carriage, book carriage, Driver Dan and Twinkle.
A must have for all children’s Christmas list!
Read the review from mummy blogger Wendy McDonald on her blog Inside the Wendy House
Golden Bear are going Bananas in Pyjamas
September 19th, 2011
Golden Bear are very excited to be making the toy range for the new CGI Bananas in Pyjamas. Producing the original range in the 90′s B1 & B2 are now having their Golden Bear makeover and will be available as various plush and plastic toys which will be in store for Autumn 2012.
The new Bananas in Pyjamas is shown daily on Five Milkshake and Cartoonito.
Bank Holiday Fun!
August 25th, 2011
As the last bank holiday approaches until Christmas!! There are lots of fun activities for the kids to do before the holidays are over.
Visit Peppa Pig World at Paultons Family Theme Park, and have lots of fun with Peppa and George. If Peppa is not your favourite character how about Thomas and Friends at Thomas Land Drayton Manor Park.
If the little ones haven’t been on a train all summer, they could imagine they are all aboard Driver Dan’s Story Train, with Driver Dan and Twinkle. We have a fab competition in this weeks CBeebies magazine to win a Driver Dan Story Train. Check out the new Driver Dan advert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqqJLp4WCXU
With lots to do, summer has ended quite yet!
The World of My 1st JCB is set to come alive!
February 17th, 2010
The team will continue with more construction fun as it expands in 2010 with new faces being added.
Marty Mixer is joining Joey JCB and friends as the joker of the pack who loves to mix things up! Also new is Tommy Truck who is the coolest member of the team as he can carry his digger friends -”Its time to hit the road”. Both characters have their own unique phrases, sounds and movments.
JCB fans can have real digger fun with the Sit n Ride Talking Elvis Excavator. With 10 fun phrases, horn, engine sounds and lever scoop, children can re-enact Elvis Excavator’s scooping and digging – “no job is too small”
The famous characters have also been transformed into a new wooden range, with various puzzles and Digger Dominoes featuring one or more of the team.
Bathtimes are now set to be more fun with the My 1st JCB Squirters!
Golden Bear Scoops Two Awards at Toy Fair 2010
February 17th, 2010
Golden Bear have been awarded two Best New Toys Awards at Toy Fair 2010 which was held at London Olympia, 26th January – 28th January. The awards were voted across 11 categories by a panel of expert toy retailers.
In the Night Garden; Igglepiggle Cuddle Harness won Best New Toy Awards for the Plush Category.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom; Little Castle Magical Playset won Best New Toy Awards for the Plastic Category.
Learning Fun with Timmy Time
February 16th, 2010
The new Timmy Time wooden range has been introduced into the Golden Bear collection and captures the cute and endearing aspects of Aardman’s Timmy Time.
The spring of 2010 sees the launch of the Learning Frame, teachning children the alphabet and numbers with the characters from the show. The brightly coloured Wooden Dominoes will also be available in spring.
The Teaching Clock will be introduced for Autumn / Winter 2010 – children can learn to tell the time with Timmy and Friends, by inserting a different disk simply move the hands to match the time.
Children can grow with Timmy and friends with the Height Chart, just mark your height and watch yourself grow!
Magic has arrived at Golden Bear!
February 15th, 2010
Magic is happening at Golden Bear as Fairies and Elves have arrived to help with the making of toys.
Princess Holly is casting spells and Ben Elf is busy helping with the making of the Little Kingdom range. 2010 will see the arrival of the new Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom plush and plastic toys, as Golden Bear acquired master toy license of the popular animated programme from E1 entertainment.
Watch this space for the arrival of Ben, Holly and friends in the Autumn of 2010………..
JCB Scoops Gold!
September 19th, 2008
The My 1st Talking JCB range from Golden Bear has been awarded a Gold Award by Practical pre-school. The Practical Pre-School Awards identify and reward excellence in educational equipment, childcare, books and toys. All products reviewed are suitable for children from birth to eight years old for use in professional childcare and educational settings. These include: private and state nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups, childminding settings, infant schools and after-school clubs. Click here to find out more….
Children and their carers tested each product in at least two separate settings. This is what the testers said:
” They are absolutely brilliant! Robust, Colourful, moveable, portable durable and a definite favourite with all of the children. Their suitability for indoor and outdoor us makes the versatility of these toys even more apparent. Children played with them daily, finding them to be completely engaging and stimulating pieces. This lovely set of My 1st Talking JCB Toys, is large enough for small hands to enjoy. The children loved the different characters, and quickly learnt to repeat the words they say. A fabulous set which are cross curricular”.
Thank you Practical Pre-school magazine for such a fantastic award!
Thomas and Friends – The Great Discovery
May 15th, 2008
All aboard as Thomas and Friends bring you another exciting feature length DVD, The Great Discovery. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, this totally new, never been seen before adventure is set to be released in the autumn and here at Golden Bear, we can’t wait.
Puff into new and unchartered territory with Thomas and Friends as they work to rebuild the newly discovered town of Great Waterton. As you’d expect, its all go on Sodar Island especially as there are a few mishaps along the way!
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