The first plastic materials were developed in the late 1860s, making the manmade stuff just shy of 150 years young. In the great, big way of the world, a century-and-a-half is very little, but plastic… View Post

Christopher Robin I’m pretty sure that an …

Christopher Robin I’m pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen

Given that my children’s nicknames are Roo, Tigger and Piglet I would imagine that it is fairly obvious that I share a love for the classic AA Milne stories of Winnie The Pooh.  Whilst I recall the stories from my early childhood, it was when my Dad bought me The Complete Winnie The Pooh Collection hardback book that I truly fell in love with the stories.  Earlier this year I visited the Winnie The Pooh Exhibition at the V&A and although I’d never really lost the magic of the stories, it reignited the words and characters for me all over again.… View Post

Technology for a toddler // Introducing the LeapFrog LeapPad …

Technology for a toddler // Introducing the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate Pink

When it came to thinking about technology for a toddler, LeapFrog has it covered. With a range of toys for babies through to educational toys and their award-winning LeapPad which is available in a couple of different models.  Although at the lower end of the age scale for the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate Piglet has been using a similar model at her nursery so I was confident that she’d be able to navigate around the different activities available.… View Post

Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit

Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit

Whilst browsing through her Netflix homepage back in 2015, Roo discovered the Project Mc2 series.  Featuring four super-smart teens band together to use their science skills to save the day.  The first season of Project Mc2 was binged watched and she eagerly awaited the next season to continue the STEM crime-fighting fun from the NOV8 team.  … View Post

The importance of early-stage development

The importance of early-stage development

Finding ways to help your child understand the importance of love while also developing fundamentals about life can be a tricky combination. When children are young, they are little sponges, wanting to soak up as much as information as possible and as parents, it’s important to find ways to make certain that we’re filling them full of knowledge to be able to thrive and succeed in life.… View Post

Molkky outdoor skittles game

Molkky outdoor skittles game

Molkky is an outdoor skittles game in which success is based on a combination of chance and throwing accuracy. All you need is some outdoor space – a garden, park, or a village green – add in a few friends or family members and a set of Molkky Pins.… View Post