Tots to teens

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LEGO FUN: Lego is a firm favourite with young builders who like to count­down from De­cem­ber 1. There are three cal­en­dars to choose from this year, Lego City and Friends cal­en­dars con­tain fes­tive minifig­ures and dec­o­ra­tions, €19.99. Lego Star Wars has a fold­out play­mat for desert and ice-planet ad­ven­tures, €24.99, age 6+, at Smyths.

PEPPA PIG: Lit­tle ones can also count down to Christ­mas this year with some of their favourite char­ac­ters in­clud­ing Peppa Pig. Suit­able for ages three up­wards, there are 24 toys to col­lect be­hind each door to build a fes­tive scene with Peppa, Ge­orge and friends. Peppa Pig’s Ad­vent Cal­en­dar is €24 from a se­lec­tion at Deben­hams; www.deben­hams.ie

IM­MUNE SYS­TEM: Help sup­port their im­mune sys­tem this win­ter with Boots Kids Im­mu­nity Gum­mies. These black­cur­rant-flavoured gum­mies con­tain vi­ta­min C, zinc and se­le­nium to help main­tain a healthy im­mune sys­tem, along with B vi­ta­mins which sup­port en­ergy lev­els. They are free from ar­ti­fi­cial flavours and preser­va­tives and also lac­tose­free. Chil­dren aged three and up­wards can take one daily, €4.99; www.boots.ie

SORE THROATS: Life Boost Chil­dren’s Honey and Glyc­er­ine Syrup helps soothe sore throats and coughs. Made with le­mon oil to give a pleas­ant flavour, it is easy to take and has no added colour. Suit­able for ages 12 months and up­wards, it’s €4.99 from phar­ma­cies.

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