• The cost of child's play

    In this age of high-tech gadgets and gizmos, children's toys have changed dramatically in recent years. Mums and dads have always felt the pressure to provide for their little ones. And now the cost of parenting is more expensive than ever with the average family paying out more than £10,000 on toys before their child's 18th birthday. But you don't have to spend a fortune to have fun. From art activities to great days out, there are so many things you can do with your little ones without the cost.   And research has shown that exploratory play using everyday items, rather