Let’s be honest, the last few years have been a little cray cray, and along with many of you (I am sure) I am ready for the holidays. Bring on Christmas 🎄! Bring on some relaxing time with my family! The truth is that amidst the chaos, many of us have forgotten how to relax and connect with our families, and I mean REALLY connect. With school, work, studies, home life, yada yada; many of us are just plain exhausted. I get it!

We were recently sent a voucher for Toys R Us and we decided to try out their Giant Tower Blocks (basically like another tower game we all know that starts with a “J” and ends with “enga” – just huge). It was my husbands birthday and we decided to decorate for Christmas and create our tower (in the middle of the busy-ness of our lives). These blocks are great for indoor or outdoor use, as with most of the Giant Quest Outdoor Games. I never realised we would have such fun. We quickly got to see who the risk-takers were and we also got to see my husband’s Architectual skills come into play (ha ha). Even though we were holding our breaths, especially near the end of each game, it was so relaxing. We laughed and we really had fun. I feel like we get so stuck in the busy sometimes that we forget how to just take a break, in fact we think that there is no time for a break, when in reality, if we do take a break we are far more productive AND our family deserves it, we deserve it!

So, love your family this Christmas. Take a break and have some fun with some good old fashioned games like these or charades or whatever it is that your family likes to do. The nice thing about these wooden games is that they last forever, and can be used for generations. Let’s make games with family a family tradition! Let’s build memories that will last for generations.

If you would like to buy them online, here are the links (Christmas sorted, you’re welcome 😉 ):

Buying online is also great if you are a grandparent who, due to the restrictions that are in place, can’t be with the grandkids. Erg, why does that make me want to cry. It’s okay to cry, we’ve been through a lot haven’t we?

“We’re so excited to kick off the most magical time of the year with the coolest and most sought-after toys of the season,” says Catherine Jacoby, Marketing Manager at Toys R Us. “The top toys, which include some exclusive releases have been hand-picked by our team of experts and inspired by the latest play patterns making it easier than ever to find something exciting for kids of all ages that every child will love this year, spreading joy and delight to kids of all ages. . .A few of the big trends we are seeing in the world of toys which have inspired our top toy must-haves include toy unboxing, outdoor play and creative building, with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills toys, sensory play and educational toys that support remote learning dominating the shelves.”


With the increased demand for online shopping convenience, Toys R Us SA encourages you to get your holiday shopping done early and conveniently online at www.toysrus.co.za.

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