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(Updated on 24/08/2013)


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Vocabulary :

  • A security blanket
    "is any familiar object whose presence provides comfort or security to its owner, such as the literal blankets often favoured by small children.
    It is a comfort object and is also known as a "security object."




  • Kids (toys and hobbies) - (Language Guide) -
    Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son



Information :


  • New Lego Set Honors 'Women of NASA' - 18 October 2017
    "Toy company Lego announced Wednesday that it is releasing a “Women of NASA” action figure set.
    It is inspired by a Lego fan who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."



  • German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears - with a video - 17 February 2017
    "An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data...
    Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it."


  • Are You Standing in Line to Buy a Hatchimal - Text + Audio + Video - 12 December 2016
    "Do you know what a Hatchimal is? If you do not, you probably will soon.
    Hatchimals are said to be one of the most popular holiday gifts for children in the United States this year."






  • Little Wallaby Loves His Teddy Bear - 5 August 2015
    "Twitter user Tim Beshara of Tasmania sends along this photo by Gillian Abbot, a wildlife caretaker.
    It shows Doodlebug, an orphaned wallaby. He doesn’t have his family anymore, so he hugs his teddy bear."



  • Transformers robots 'Britain's most popular toy' over past 25 years
    "Experts from Toys R Us have disclosed the best-selling toys of the past 25 years as Britain’s biggest toy chain celebrates a quarter of a century of trading this year...
    According to company figures, Toys R Us has sold more than 2.5 billion toys to 300 million customers at the chain’s 75 stores across Britain."

    + Toy Timeline
    "2010: Toy Story 3 (priced from £4.99) has already influenced British shoppers and is sure to be a stocking filler for children this Christmas."



  • GIANTmicrobes
      "are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes — only a million times actual size! They're humourous, educational, and fun!"
    "Soft toy versions of bacteria and viruses like Swine Flu and Ebola."


  • Hamleys
    - "one of the world's largest toy shops. It is currently located at 188-196 Regent Street in London."

    1 History 2 Description 3 Floor guide...


  • HAMLEYS - toy shop
    History - Store Tour - News...



Flashcards, Cliparts and Pictures :

  • 2017 London Toy Fair at Olympia - in pictures - 25 January 2017
    "The London toy fair, Britain’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade exhibition has opened at Olympia exhibition centre.
    Organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, it runs for three days with more than 240 exhibiting companies ranging from the large internationals to start-up companies."




  • Toys - pictures




  • Toys (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards (
    Click on Flashcard Library.


  • Toys : (cliparts) - (Speech Teach UK)
    Page 1- Toy box, baby doll, toy train, building blocks
    Page 2 - jigsaw, kite, yoyo, teddy bear
    Page 3 - crayons, painting, slide, swing


Listening :

  • Are You Standing in Line to Buy a Hatchimal - Text + Audio + Video - 12 December 2016
    "Do you know what a Hatchimal is? If you do not, you probably will soon.
    Hatchimals are said to be one of the most popular holiday gifts for children in the United States this year."



  • Report: Poor Conditions, Low Wages in Chinese Toy Factories - Text + Audio - 27 November 2016
    "Activist group says “the world of toys is heaven for children but it may be a world of misery for toy factory workers”."


  • Trending Today: Barbie Reimagined - Text + Audio - 28 January 2016
    "The Barbie doll has been a part of American culture for more than 50 years. Tall, blond and blue-eyed, she became a symbol of the “all-American girl.”
    But in recent years, the Barbie “look” came under attack as unrealistic. On Thursday, the company that manufactures the toy updated her look."


    "The manufacturer of the Barbie doll announced
    three new body types for the doll on January 28, 2016.
    They are tall, curvy and petite."

    "The dolls will also represent different ethnicities, 
    with a range of skin colorsand hair styles."


INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Toys - interacive activities (


Lesson plans :

  • Venezuela seizes 4 million toys for its children (December 13, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The government of Venezuela has seized nearly 4 million children ' s toys from a toy distributor. It will give the toys to children."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Level 0Level 1   or  Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)


  • Super-Toys Last All Summer Long - The short story that started it all. - By Brian Aldiss
    - avec
    fiches de lecture (Alyne Piazza)


Interactive stories :


Cartoons :

  • New generation


  • Cartoon: Killjoys 'R' Us
    "This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to news that 'meddling EU bureaucrats' are planning to ban traditional toys, including party squeakers, magnetic fishing games and toy lipsticks, because they do not conform to safety regulations." Full story >>


    "Party blowers are categorised as unsafe
    for under-14s under new rules."


  • Boxing Day (



Songs :

  • Two Little Boys sung by Rolf Harris - with an animation (YouTube) + Lyrics :
    "Two little boys had two little toys
    Each had a wooden horse
    Gayly they played each summer's day
    Warriors both of course
    One little chap then had a mishap
    Broke off his horse's head..."




  • Sola Rosa: Spinning Top ( + LYRICS :
    "my head’s spinning like a spinning top 
    i’m on the axis 
    head spinning like a spinning top 
    and you are the string."



  • The Nuki Song
    "Time after school play on my computer my nuki never leaves my mouth
    even on the playground or on the rollercoaster I never take my nuki out."

    + the VIDEO

  • "Toys" a song by Joe Thompson
    - with a game
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley :
    "Baby let me be,
    Your lovin' teddy bear
    Put a chain around my neck,
    And lead me anywhere..."


  • Living Doll by Cliff Richard :
    "Got myself a crying, talking, sleeping, walking, living doll
    Got to do my best to please her, just 'cause she's a living doll"


Videos :

  • Are You Standing in Line to Buy a Hatchimal - Text + Audio + Video - 12 December 2016
    "Do you know what a Hatchimal is? If you do not, you probably will soon.
    Hatchimals are said to be one of the most popular holiday gifts for children in the United States this year."



  • When Did We First Use Rubber Ducks?
    "Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out gives us the complete history of rubber duck bath toys, from the development of vulcanized rubber
    to the Sesame Street song "Rubber Duckie" and beyond."



  • Toy Fair 2016: Scalextric cars get tablet upgrade - VIDEO - 26 January 2016
    "The latest toys and potential best-sellers are on show at an exhibition in London.
    This year, toy-makers have embraced technology to bring a modern twist to some classic favourites.
    Watch BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones go hands-on with an app-enabled Scalextric racing set and other new toys."



  • 100 Years of Toys -
    "It’s toy time! Whether you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia or have always been a kid at heart, our look back on a century’s worth of playthings is sure to amuse and captivate you."



  • How toys are going hi-tech in 2015 - 29 January 2015
    "Toys are getting ever more hi-tech - from robots that can research the internet to toy drones and plastic pets.
    BBC Click's Spencer Kelly went along to the British Toy Fair on the hunt for the must-have toys of 2015.
    Some 260 exhibitors were showing off their latest toy creations - many still in the prototype stage."




  • Reuters Video: Britain's hottest toys for the holidays unveiled + TRANSCRIPT + COMMENT + Related articles
    "The Toy Retailers Association unveiled a list of the top ten hottest toys for Christmas 2013 at the annual Dream Toys event in London.
    Jeanne Yurman reports."




  • Build-your-own toy robot construction kits unveiled - 7 November 2013
    "A US company has unveiled build-your-own toy robots that can drive, wiggle and react to the world around them."


  • Toy gun


  • Toy retailers unveil top picks for Christmas
    "Nothing on the list costs more than £50, and there are many familiar names on it. Spin-off toys from television and films are again very popular."


  • Lego Obama is inaugurated
    "Legoland California has unveiled a miniature model of Barack Obama taking the oath of office as the 44th US president.
    The scaled-down version of the ceremony contains more than 1,000 Lego figurines, representing celebrities, officials and other guests."