A new twist on a classic decoding game, Codebreaker from John Lewis is a battle of wits for hours of fun. Use all your powers of deduction and targeted guesswork to crack your opponent's colour code before they guess yours. Start at one level and move up to a second level of difficulty once you've mastered the basics. Warning: Remove all packaging/tags before giving to a child.
Price: £8.00 from John Lewis
The perfect introduction to geography, this mini-globe is a great way for youngsters to learn about continents, countries and oceans. The small size makes it portable, meaning that it's great for testing each other's knowledge on family trips.
An ideal first set of binoculars that's useful for bird watching or following sport. The rubber grips make them comfortable to hold and to focus.
With over 72 exciting activities, you'll have plenty of fun while you learn with these cool experiments. The electronic activities include a working AM/FM radio, speakers, sensitive light control for digital music and a sound detector that spins colour...