There is one thing that Alice loves more than anything else and that is a cuddly toy. There is always one on her birthday wish list, it’s what she is drawn to every time we’re in a toy shop or in fact any shop that has a cuddly toy in it. I used to try and steer her away from them, encouraging her to choose something else. But I now just know she is a little girl that just loves a cuddly toy. I now embrace it…
I knew instantly she was going to love the new huggable Lumo Stars. They are the cutest and softest toy and everything that Alice loves.
New to the plush toy collection market, Lumo Stars are launching later this month. They include common animals living in the Nordic countries, in realistic and fantasy colors that are taken from nature. With a touch of Finnish sparkle in each of their eyes!
Alice immediately fell in love with Wuff and I have to admit with his big ears falling over his eyes, he is a cutie.
What makes them different to other plush toys is that they come from a beautifully illustrated storybook, by Kati Helijakka, called Northern Brights Bedtime Story.
The story tells the tale of Nordic animals who live in a land which is filled by blinding light and mystical darkness. As the dark Winter arrives the animals get together and excited over the Northern Lights. Bringing their friendship together, a value that Alice recognises from her school values.
It was lovely to read the book and have the animals to cuddly, it brought the book to life and Alice got excited when she saw her toy in the book. Encouraging her to read the book and wanting to see what other animals would be in it. With 36 different toys available in sizes 8.5cm, 15cm and 24cm, there is something for everyone.
Lumo Stars also has a free app and on each Lumo buddy there is a QR code on the tag for you to scan. You then give it a name and there are a number of activities such as playing games, feeding and watch them grow. There is an educational side where you can read educational cards that are full of fascinating facts and there is a fun side where you can take silly selfies!
What I loved about Lumo Stars is that it comes in a range of sizes and prices, from £12.99 for the large, £6.99 for a classic and keyrings at £3.99.
Alice can’t wait to pop her keyring on her book bag ready for school on Monday. They love keyring’s at her school and she is already saving up for Lenni the rainbow puffin.
We love this new range and I can see it won’t be long before we are adding to our collection and at affordable prices Alice can easily save up her money. That book bag will be full of them in no time.
Disclosure: We were kindly sent our Lumo Stars in return for an honest review. All views, opinions and photos are my own.