Taking the guesswork out of playtime

SkipHop toys make it easy for your child to have fun

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What child doesn’t want to be just like mom or dad in the kitchen? The Zoo Bark-ista Set by SkipHop Toys features build-your-own café treats. Loaded with a whole “latte” fun, little ones will love to make and serve yummy drinks like a real Starbucks barista with this cute set. 

A fill and drop filter, real coffee shop sounds, plus all the extras make this 20-piece set a perfect pick for pretend play. 


Intended for ages 3+, this 20-piece set includes: a Bark-ista cafe machine, storage tray and drawer, filter, three cups, three drink pods, three ZOO® lattes, three whipped toppings, two donuts, milk pitcher, sugar and a storage drawer to hold all the pieces. With the fill and drop system: press filter dispenses drink discs into cup. Press buttons for lights and real coffee shop sounds. More details can be found on SkipHop.com.



Playing with food is a good thing! The Farmstand Grow & Play Activity Gym features a colourful garden of fun fruits, veggies and more to stimulate baby’s senses. Packed with lots of engaging textures and sounds for baby to explore, the soft playmat features cheerful farm graphics and numbers. Fold-up sides create an enclosed play space that’s perfect for tummy time play. A bright watermelon wedge pillow with plush texture, and a cute side pocket let baby pick their own veggie. 

Five hanging toys include an avocado rattle, a beet squeaker, a carrot with tactile ribbons and a musical bunny to keep baby busy and happy. When little ones sprout up, the removable arches convert to a growth chart. Ideal for ages 0+, other features include a baby-safe mirror, crinkle peek-a-boo leaves, a pocket to pop a carrot in and out and a variety of textures for tactile exploration. More details can be found at SkipHop.com.


The Farmstand Rock-A-Mole Guitar, for ages 6m+, is a little bit country and totally guac and roll. The adorable avocado-coloured guitar inspires mini musicians with strumming riffs, fun tunes and more! 

The guitar is easy for little hands to hold — just spin the avocado’s “pit” or press the light-up buttons and guac out! Press buttons for six songs, six guitar riffs and colourful lights. Spin the avocado’s centre “pit” for guitar riffs. More details can be found at SkipHop.com.


Fact Box

Finding the right toys for the right age


Follow the age recommendations on toys. They offer guidelines such as:

  • the safety of the toy (for example, any possible choking hazards);
  • the ability of a child to play with the toy;
  • the ability of a child to understand how to use a toy;
  • and the needs and interests at various levels of a child’s development.

The right toy(s) can not only help your child have fun, but also keep them engaged, inspired and learning.