Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine Awards 2011/2012 best toddler/preschooler toy £20-£40

Discover the best value toys in the mid-budget range for your slightly older little one

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  • How do you keep an older child entertained? You could sit him or her down with one of the best toddler books or send them to a special preschooler class but sometimes you just want a good, old toy that's going to do the job. Here are the best buys

  • Mookie Scuttlebug

    The Mookie Scuttlebug is a lightweight and compact trike that's portable (it folds away in seconds for easy storage) and easy to use. £29.99

  • Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox - 30th Anniversary

    The Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. Now its rim has a fun river and a seletion of sea creatures to keep children even more entertained. £39.99

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  • Fisher-Price Little People Talkers Fun Sounds Zoo

    Fisher-Price Little People Talkers Fun Sounds Zoo helps teach little ones about animal sounds and names. Developing imaginative play, this toy encourages early role play and interaction. Around £40.

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  • Driver Dan's Story Train

    Driver Dan's Story Train is easy to use. You just insert one of the three books into the slot and press the button to hear Driver Dan tell your little one a story. From £34.99

  • Jungle Junction Jungle Play Set

    The Jungle Junction Jungle Play Set allows pre-schoolers to play out the adventures of their favourite Jungle Junction characters. £39.99

  • Tonka Strong Arms Dump Truck

    The Tonka Strong Arms Dump Truck is a practical, interactive toy for children aged 3 years up and really allows little ones to use their imagination. £20.99

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  • Chou Chou Rock A Bye Doll

    The Chou Chou Rock A Bye doll is aimed at girls three plus. When she lies down she will yawn and fall asleep. Sit her up and she will wake and giggle with glee. £34.99

    Rainy day play ideas

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  • My First Baby Annabell Time-to-Sleep

    My First Baby Annabell Time-to-Sleep doll is every girl's dream come true and the perfect bedtime friend. Place her on her pillow nad she will wriggle and then fall asleep. £29.99

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  • MEGA Bloks All Aboard At Knapford Station

    The MEGA Bloks All Aboard At Knapford Station is part of the Thomas & Friends range. It comes in a handy storage bucket that even incorporates a tunnel! £29.99

    Best value preschooler toys under £20

  • Lego Duplo Winnie The Pooh's House

    Lego Duplo Winnie The Pooh's House uses safe bricks designed for small hands and big imaginations. Helps stimulate creativity, encourage role play and conversation and develop motor skills. £30.99

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  • Up, Up & Away Charley

    Up, Up & Away Charley stimulates imagination and encourages role play. Comes complete with aeroplane sounds, free moving wheels and mini Charley Bear. £24.99

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  • Play Blocks Habaland

    Made from natural beechwood and coloured with water-based, solvent-free laquers the Play Blocks Habaland will last for years and can be passed down from child to child. £39.99

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  • Peppa's World of Playsets

    The Peppa's Playset contains six play houses that fit neatly inside each other. Your child can use them to create a different town each play time. £29.99

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