Yes Bébé Guide to First Birthday Presents

First birthdays are a truly special event. Naturally you want to buy something that is going to inspire and entertain your little one and will be something to remember. Here is our non-exhaustive list to help you choose the perfect gift, whether it be for your own child or another special little person.

Hape Pound and Tap
Hape Pound and Tap

 

The Hape Pound and Tap is the most recommended toy for a first birthday. Great for motor skills, colour matching and musical fun.

 

 

 

Utukutu Engraved Rockerboard
Utukutu Engraved Rockerboard

 

A balance board is the ultimate open ended toy where imagination is the limit. it encourages gross motor skills, imaginative play and so much more. We stock various brands to suit every budget and whim.

 

 

Le Toy Van Petilou Sensory Shapes
Le Toy Van Petilou Sensory Shapes

 

The Petilou sensory shapes offer fun and learning for all the senses. There are different textures, sounds, shapes and colours.

 

Tegu 42 Piece Jungle
Tegu 42 Piece Jungle

Tegu offers building blocks with a magnetic twist. They can be clicked and clacked, built with, stuck to things. Great for little hands to grasp.

 

 

 

 

Haba Doll Clara
Haba Doll Clara

Every girl and boy needs their first dolly. The Haba dolls are soft, cuddly and a perfect size to carry round.

 

Grimms Wankel
Grimms Wankel

 

 

The wankel is our most popular stacker. Traditional Grimms rainbow colours and smooth edges  make it appealing and tactile for your developing baby.

 

 

Lanka Kade Countryside Animals
Lanka Kade Countryside Animals

Lanka Kade animals are lovely and chunky. Just right for grasping hands. They are really hard wearing and stand up to being chucked and banged.

 

Grimms 3 in a Boat
Grimms 3 in a Boat

 

 

These fun men satisfy the urge to take things out and put back in. They can have a rocking time!

 

 

Grimms Large Stepped Pyramid

 

This pyramid offers the ideal introduction to building blocks. With the Stepped Pyramid magical palaces and castles arise, beautiful cities, towers and landscapes… one can create everything with these bright coloured blocks!

 

LTV Woodland Tree Puzzle

 

Peg puzzles are the recommended as a starting point as they encourage the pincer grasp. It also helps with shape discrimination and problem solving. We have a variety of puzzles to choose from.

 

 

Hape Pop Up Teddy Shower Buddy
Hape Happy Buckets Set

 

Our Hape bath toys make bath time the best time of the day.

 

Grimms 7 Rainbow Friends in Cups
Grimms 7 Rainbow Friends in Cups

 

7 Rainbow friends in cups are an essential for any 1 year old. your child will enjoy putting the people in and out of the pots, and will be able to turn it into colour matching as they develop.

Tegu – Brands at Yes Bébé

Tegu, the blocks that click!

Tegu was born with the vision to bring life to the classic building block whilst affecting social change in one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere. After a trip to Honduras, the creators decided that Tegucigalpa (the capital), was the perfect place  to begin. They wanted to address poverty in a sustainable – by creating business opportunities.

Tegu have partnered with a local school in Honduras to help take the children that work in the dumps and bring them into the classroom. They won’t stop until every single child is in school.

The wood for Tegu comes from the abundance of a harwood called Huesito (spanish for “little bone”. These trees are harvested when mature and replaced with thousands of saplings. They hold strict criteria when sourcing wood so they don’t damage the forests.

Tegu pay their employees the living wage and place a lot of importance on long term career growth rather than simple task based job. When you buy Tegu, you are supporting hundreds of families in Honduras.

The designers at Tegu started with the humble block created around a 30mm magnetic core. All their blocks have come from this beginning and are designed to work together in a unique way. They studied the size and shape of children’s hands and how they played with the blocks when developing the final design. Below you can find an infographic to show just how tegu really is perfect for all ages.

tegu play

So if you want to join in, then you can find all our tegu HERE

And don’t forget to join us in our Facebook group for Tegu Tuesday’s where you will find building competitions, prizes and awesome deals!