Monday, 25 July 2016
Every now and then you find a kid's toy that just ticks all the boxes and you find the whole family having fun playing together. The Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar does just that. The Code-a-pillar is a robotic battery operated caterpillar, to make it move you simply attach the different body pieces, as many or few as you like, and press the power button. It then does exactly what you have told it to do. Included with Code-a-pillar is 1 sound piece, 3 straight pieces, 2 right turns and 2 left turns to send it in endless directions.
Friday, 22 July 2016
We were recently invited to try out VertiGo, the brand new high rope adventure attraction at Drayton Manor. We had seen it was being constructed the last time we visited and were really excited to try it out. As ambassadors we got to attend on the opening weekend and we all got to have a go to see what we thought.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Now that the summer holidays are about to begin, you might be thinking of ways to entertain the kids. Of course it is great to get outdoors as much as possible, but we still have housework to catch up on and with the kids around things take ten times longer! Whenever I have things to do I give the kids an activity to do or a DVD to watch. That way I have the period they are busy for to get what I need to do done. PAW PATROL: MEET EVEREST! is now out on DVD and contains seven all new episodes of everyone's favourite pups. We have watched the DVD ourselves and have a fantastic printable activity sheet for you below along with a giveaway for ONE LUCKY READER.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Puppy In My Pocket has been a favourite with young children since the 90s and this year it is returning with it's greatest collection yet. With more than 100 miniature puppies to collect, including a few ultra-rare glitter puppies, the soft flocked characters have their own name and unique bio based upon realistic dog breeds.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Every year I spend a fortune on expensive school shoes for the kids to either grow out of them after a few months or for them to look so scruffy before the first term is even over. The fact I have two in school doesn't make back to school shopping any easier or cheaper. This year I am super organised and have their new shoes already thanks to Debenhams.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Finally there is a franchise specifically made up of female superheroes! It has been a long time coming and although Gracie has always been happy being a fan of superheroes, she has had comments from so many children saying that she can't like superheroes because they are for boys. Not anymore! The DC Superhero Girls range has a diverse line-up of kick ass female DC characters at that awkward teenage stage, finding their feet, making friends and of course discovering their unique abilities and superpowers. Each character has their own storyline and they are so relatable.
With the school year coming to an end, you may be thinking of quick and easy teacher gifts, that don't involve pinning cute ideas on Pinterest for 3 days then leaving yourself with an hour or two to complete the over-complicated cutesy ideas that you have promised your child you will make! Well I thought I would source some nice easy ideas for gifts that can be bought online or in local supermarkets. My children's teachers have made a huge impact on their little lives, so it is important to me to give them a small gift to show my appreciation. We will more than likely make some home made cards to go with the gifts but with so many teachers and assistants to thank in one way or another, shop bought gifts are my saviour.