As a child, I can remember the excited feeling I got whenever my mum said that we could pop into the toy store whilst we were out.  Now that I am a parent, I watch the children’s faces light up as I mention that we have time to pop into Smyths Toys on the way home from wherever we have been.  The sparkle appears in their eyes and chattering starts between them on our drive over there.  Planning on what to look at first, guessing to see if they have any Skylanders on offer or whether they have new sets of LEGO available.… View Post

TinyMe Personalised Name Puzzle + #Giveaway

TinyMe Personalised Name Puzzle + #Giveaway

Focusing on coordination and puzzle solving they have had a number of different puzzles available within her room.  With wooden shape puzzles especially intriguing her.  So when TinyMe recently contacted us I loved the idea of continuing the puzzle fun at home. What better way to do this than with the TinyMe Personalised Name Puzzle.… View Post

Learning through play with the Casdon Self Service …

Learning through play with the Casdon Self Service Supermarket

I’m hoping that I’m not the only parent who loves the chance to relive their childhood through their own children.  One of my favourite toys as a child was a Bluebird A La Carte Kitchen.  I can still remember unwrapping it on Christmas day.  With this in mind, you can only imagine how quickly I said yes to having the opportunity to receive a Casdon Self Service Supermarket.  I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like, the shelves filled with produce and handy shopping basket too.  Erm, I mean, I knew that the children would love all these features.… View Post

ExtraWize Scooter ScootWize Reflectors

ExtraWize Scooter ScootWize Reflectors

Since we moved to our current home the children have been fortunate enough to have the additional space and freedom to utilise their scooters much more.  Whether they are scooting to school, heading over to one of the parks or just scooting around burning off some energy.  Although the weather at the moment is beautiful, they do still need to be visible to drivers and road users – even if they are scooting on the pathways.  The addition of a ScootWize reflector from ExtraWize gives me the peace of mind that they visible as the light fades, or the clouds appear. … View Post

Teletubbies Toy Collection

Teletubbies Toy Collection

With Piglet feeling under the weather last week a special delivery managed to pop a smile on her face.  Just like the Teletubbies jumping out of the roof of their home, I pulled each of the new Teletubbies Twist n Chime toys from the package.  Each receiving a cheer from Piglet.  With the biggest gasp of excitement at the sight of the Po Teletubbies Talking 8” soft toy.… View Post

Celebrate Easter with the Twirlywoos

Celebrate Easter with the Twirlywoos

CBeebies favourite Twirlywoos is a pre-school series featuring the antics of four, fruit-tea loving bird-like friends. A combination of stop-frame animation and live action sequences set in the real world, the series uses fun and laughter to encourage children to think for themselves and gain confidence in their perceptions of the world.… View Post

Paddington Movie Soft Toy

Paddington Movie Soft Toy

As a little girl, I can remember one of my class teachers reading us the stories of Paddington bear.  Although the book she read from only had a handful of illustrations we knew all about Paddington’s red hat blue duffel coat.  With her describing the little bear from deepest, darkest Peru.

The Paddington movies in recent years have reignited my fondness for the little brown bear.  With the children loving the films which are full of fun, adventure and lots of giggles!… View Post