Who is Nikki Bush?

Creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush, has helped hundreds of thousands of parents to build fabulous relationships with their children by turning very ordinary, everyday moments into extraordinary memories. Nikki helps today’s busy parents to future-proof their children despite their busyness, against the backdrop of a digital world. Her wisdom, creativity and practical ideas are the solution for parents who are long on love and short on time.

Nikki’s work is fueled by her passion for play, connection and relationships. She is a sought- after international speaker and co-author of three bestselling books:  Future-proof Your Child (Penguin), Easy Answers to Awkward Questions (Metz Press) and Tech-Savvy Parenting (Bookstorm), as well as a number of e-books.

She is Africa’s #1 parenting educator and is the go to person for the media regarding anything to do with child development and parenting, racking up over 140 interviews a year including a weekly slot on SABC TV3’s Expresso and Radio 702. She is a guest lecturer at Henley Business School, Wits Business School and the Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Add to that, Nikki is a seasoned and well-respected toy judge and educational game developer. She is the founder of Toy Talk®, now its 13th year, providing an independent, trusted opinion to consumers - assisting them to make wise buying decisions when it comes to their children’s games and ­toys. She has been the parenting adviser to Toy Kingdom since 2016.

In 2016 Nikki received her CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association in the US. It is the highest earned international recognition for professional speakers who speak for a living. Nikki is one of just over 600 speakers in the world to hold this designation. In South Africa she become the 10th speaker to acquire her CSP

Nikki lives in Johannesburg with her two sons. Prior becoming a widow in 2017 she had been married for 26 years.

For more information visit:  www.nikkibush.com 

TOY TALK 2017/2018

These games and toys were selected based on a number of criteria including high quality design, innovation, entertainment and educational value, in keeping with the benchmarks we set for Toy Talk® to assist our clients to make wise buying decisions when it comes to their children. The Toy Talk Top 20 list does not rank the selected items in any particular order.Toy Talk is now in its 13th year of providing independent, trusted opinion to consumers from two of South Africa’s most seasoned and respected toy judges, Nikki Bush and Justine Heydra.

Click here to view Nikki's recommendations from Toy Talk 2017/2018

Click here to read some of Nikki's blogs that she has written for Toy Kingdom.