Dr Zigs Giant Bubble Kits

Fact: kids love playing with bubbles and with Dr Zigs giant bubble kits it’s like playing with magic.Big-Bubble-Web-400

Every year our switch adapted bubble machine is one of the most asked for toys in the catalogue. So, when I took a call from Paola at Dr Zigs and she told me about their giant bubble kits and the sensory play kits I needed to know more. A few days later we met up and she told me how Dr Zigs came about.

It all began because Ziggy, Paola’s son, loved bubbles. As a toddler, he would get squeals of contagious giggles every time he saw bubbles. Danny, Ziggy’s dad was inspired and got busy and managed to create some pretty amazing bubble mix. They decided to form a company, called it Dr Zigs and started to produce giant bubble kits.

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Businesses for Children Award Shropshire 2017

Businesses for Children Awards – Excitim is a ‘Highly Commendable’ buisiness

It was time to put on our black tie and shiny shoes as we attended Shropshire’s Businesses for Children Award dinner on Saturday, March 11th.  An annual event which identifies the contributions from businesses who support children in the Shropshire area.  In 2014, when it first began, we were given a ‘Highly Commendable’ award which meant a lot to Gloria and I!

Image of Gloria and Mike Taylor receiving Excitim's 'Highly Commended' Businesses for Children Award
Receiving our ‘Highly Commended’ Businesses for Children Award

It’s wonderful to support the local Shropshire community and recognise all of the businesses who are changing children’s lives, in a positive way through the work they do.  Family and community are at the heart of what we do here at Excitim Special Needs Toys.

Thank you to Like-Minded Shropshire Businesses

Over the past few months, I’ve met and talked with the judges and the judge for ‘Educational Businesses’ told me that ‘I’d blown her away.’  It’s nice to be recognised for aiming to make a difference in our young children’s lives.  So this year, BCA handed us another ‘Highly Commendable’ award which we’re thrilled about too.  

We’d like to thank people who sponsored us, the judges and everyone who helped to support the Shropshire Businesses for Children Award event and of course congratulate the other winners.

We are looking forward to next years event.

Star Wars: supporting Angelman Syndrome


This week at Excitim HQ, we were moved by the Star Wars video that’s helping to raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome. It’s a step in the right direction as Angelman Syndrome is not as well known as other medical conditions that many come into contact with.

I’ll admit, I didn’t know of it myself until in 2014, I was asked to exhibit at Assert’s annual conference. Assert support children and families of children with the condition. Read more about the Angelman Syndrome conference

We ran an iClick and iControl demonstration of some new iPad tech and had a bunch of toys with us including an inflatable, remote controlled, Despicable Me Minion for the Angels to play with. It’s about 60 cm tall, soft and stands back up when it’s pushed over in the excitement. 

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