Toys with a Conscience..
Good afternoon and hello! I have been MIA recently as Esra has been ill with viral infections for several weeks now so everything has gone off track. And, just as she was getting better she now has another ear infection and all my attention has been turned to her for major cuddles as you can imagine. She's doing a little better today and I'm praying it will continue that way....
This morning we had a squishy delivery from Ikea which included this rather big brown bear who has taken over the cuddling role!
Ikea has launched 'Soft Toys for Education' campaign where proceeds from soft toy sales help fund to save the children and UNICEF's educational projects around the world. For every soft toy, book and children's game sold between 26 Oct - 27 Dec, Ikea Foundation will donate €1 to children's education through UNICEF and Save the Children. That's seriously amazing as there are so many fun & beautiful toys to choose from at Ikea which literally sell themselves, so the fact that part of the money is going to a good cause is truly wonderful.
I don't always run campaigns on this blog as you know, but since this one was about children it hits home and any way which we can help any child around the world is simply beautiful. I wanted to get the post up ASAP and maybe help you with a Christmas gift if you are stuck for ideas whilst helping a good cause.
The big brown bear pictured is the Vandring Bjorn and priced at £13.
It's the perfect gift to pair with a bear themed book, our current favourites are 'I want my hat back' by Jon Klassen and 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen. It will also work great with 'Brown bear, brown bear what do you see' by Eric Carle.
It's also the perfect tea party guest.....
Next on our wish list is this adorable little sausage dog (Smaslug) and deer (Sotnos) I can't wait to pick them up for Esra on our next visit to Ikea.
What are your favourite soft toys from Ikea?
(Disclaimer - The bear was a PR sample sent for consideration for review, I was not paid for this post, there are no affiliate links and this is an honest post as always.)