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Being Cooped Up Isn't All Bad

July 05, 2018

Being Cooped Up Isn't All Bad

Winter is well and truly here.

And in many parts of Australia, this means warm drinks and breaking out the jumpers. For kids however, it is the time when outdoor play is lessened as the days get shorter.

But with a little bit of help from the right toys, indoor play can transform from "I’m bored’ to an evening of fun and games.

Now obviously we love our outdoor play here at Roasted Fox, but indoor play is ripe with possibilities - board games, puzzles, pretend play, crafts or best of all - made up games! 

The great thing about indoor games is that they do more than just keep kids occupied. They also teach children important social skills - how to welcome other kids into their homes, how to include siblings in their games, how to be courteous to guests and to be good guests themselves.

Playing inside can also be a great trigger for creativity. Toys that are designed for open-ended play encourage imaginative thinking as kids make up stories or situations using them. Just watch a group of kids in group play; you’ll see them creating characters out of the blue, plotting their adventurous exploits and conjuring heroes and villains with magic powers and more as their imaginations run wild.

But look a little closer, and you notice the smaller joyous details. The way the kids feed off each other’s imaginations, the joy of co-creation, the ability to collaborate and make something bigger, better and more magical than any one of them could have thought up on their own.

As a parent, indoor games offer you ample opportunities to spend time and bond with your child, (while reliving some parts of your childhood as well). Family and group games that have to be played as teams teach co-operation and foster team spirit.

Apart from the great times you will have, games also throw up great teaching moments, some subtle - like learning to wait your turn, to those more blatant such as the need to be on a losing side occasionally. Even though the tears of a child who has just lost a game may hurt your heart, remember that resilience and the need to bounce back is a strength that your children will need as throughout life. 

Playing games is an easy and excellent way to spend unhurried, enjoyable time together. While the colder temperatures and shorter days may have confined play within the walls of the house, getting stocked up with the right toys, equipment, and attitude can set the imagination completely free.

And create great memories that last a lifetime too.






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Size Guide & Guarantee

 

Based on averages, we believe that a "Size 2" should actually fit your child from when they are two to when they are three.  However, we do appreciate that not all children are built the same and so in the spirit of helping you make an informed choice, have included our manufacturing size guide below.

Having said that, we also appreciate that buying clothes online can be difficult and even if you measure your kids according to the chart, sometimes things just don't fit right.

 

Therefore, we offer all our customers, the right to return items from their first order in order to exchange them for different sizes at no charge. Simply contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out. 

 

 

Clothing Size Guide:

(in cms)

6m

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Chest

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

63

66

69

71

Waist

50

51

52

53

54

55

56

58

60

62

64

Hip

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

69

72

75

78

Height

76

80

89

98

107

114

120

126

132

138

144

Leg

35

38

44

50

57

62

66

70

74

78

82

 

Plae Shoes Size Guide:

All sizes published on our website are US sizes. Make sure to refer to the below shoe size conversion chart if you have any questions about your child’s foot length and the corresponding size in AU, European, or UK sizing.

We know how challenging it is to get the right fit, that’s why we’ve designed a simple process you can use at home. Print out our PLAE FIT KIT and try it out. 

US Size EU Size UK Size AU Size Inches Cms
6 22 5 5.5 5.5 14
7 23 6 6 5.7 14.5
8 24 7 7 5.9 15
9 25 8 8 6.1 15.5
9.5 26 8.5 8.5 6.3 16
10 27 9 9 6.5 16.5
11 28 10 10 6.7 17
12 29 1 11 6.9 17.5
12.5 30 11.5 12 7.1 18
13 31 12 12.5 7.3 18.5
1 32 13 13 7.5 19
2 33 1 1 7.9 20
2.5  34 1.5 2 8.1 20.5
3.5 35 2.5 3 8.5 21.5
4 36 3.5 3.5 8.9 22.5

 

Wellies Size Guide:

In order to ensure correct size for your feet, we have measured the internal length of each insole of each Wellington boot as shown in the table below. Please measure one of your insoles that currently fit your foot length, and match it to our measurement, to find your correct size. We have found that this is the most efficient way, as shoe sizes and measurements vary between manufacturers.

AU Size EU Size Insole Measurement cm
1 19 12.5 cm
2 20 13.5 cm
3 21 14 cm
4 22 14.5 cm
5 23 15.5 cm
6 24 16 cm
7 25 16.5 cm
8 26 17 cm
9 27 17.5 cm
10 28 18.5 cm
11 29 19 cm
12 30 19.5 cm
13 31 20 cm
1 32 21 cm
2 33 22 cm
3 34 23 cm
4 35 23.5 cm

 

Please note: while all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information and the final result, the processes of manufacturing (marking, cutting, sewing and finishing) mean that some variances will occur.

 

If you have any questions regarding sizing, please feel free to contact us using the form below.