Maxi was never a child to find comfort in an object or a soft toy, but Mini has always had a comforter. His bears are worn and threadbare from over seven years of constant cuddling and affection. Now at eight Maxi goes to bed every night with a menagerie of soft toys to chat too or play with including my first ever bear, well rabbit that was made for me by my godmother nearly 40 years ago.
Mini can not sleep without the company of Red Bear, Bear Bear or Spare Bear (yes we bought two incase one got lost).
IKEA understands the comfort that a soft toy can bring and for the tenth year are running their Soft Toy for Education campaign. They donate one Euro for every soft toyor children’s book sold between now and January 4th. We are big fans of IKEA’s toys here in The Mad House. I feel that they are often really well thought out and last for such a long time and I have to say I adore this years new additions. Not only are they great value, they also encourage play.
How perfect are these hats at only £3 each and yes 1 Euro of that goes to charity.
And these shoes at £5 a pair would never be off Mini’s feet!
I know that I will be picking up a couple of sets when we are next in IKEA. The Soft Toy for Education campaign donates €1 for every soft toy or childrens book sold to children’s education through UNICEF and Save the Children. Since 2003 the campaign has reached more than 10 million children through 90 projects in 46 different countries. The total amount donated by the IKEA Foundation is €57 million, which is just mind blowing.
Disclosure: I have received no compensation or any kind in exchange for this post. I believe that this is a brilliant campaign and that the soft toys are great value for money and will be purchasing my own when next in IKEA.
Those boots are gorgeous and I love the curly toed Aladdin shoes! Such a lovely campaign, thanks for writing about it Jen!
Chris at Thinly Spread » If only the boys still had a dressing up box!
What a great campaign, I was totally unaware of it. The hats and boots are gorgeous though to small for my two sadly but Bex (14) sleeps with her Ikea panda most nights!
Ali » There are many more toys suitable for older children and some really inexpensive ones too.
Oh my gosh – how cute!
Katie » I know, perfect christmas presents
Love those hats and boots! We also have a well worn rabbit that is like part of the family now – we even kiss him goodnight at bedtime! Never underestimate the power of a soft toy!
Kate Takes 5 » They are adorable – Soft toys have magic powers dontcha know!
love those boots! And all for a good cause too 🙂
Heather @ Bury Family Life » So cute aren’t they!
Oh these are too cute!