Telling Tales With Rory’s Story Cubes

Our children have the most amazing imaginations and take great pleasure in sitting and spending time dreaming up and writing stories. J, our eldest has even made a series of comics which he takes great pride in writing and illustrating.

We were recently sent a pack of Rory’s Story Cubes to rate, review and to share on this here blog as part of the Bloggers Board Game Club. I’d never come across Story Cubes prior to receiving these, neither for that matter had my children. Twenty-four hours and many stories later my children are head over heels with Rory’s Story Cubes.…

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Building A Love For Literacy With The My First Bananagrams Game

Our little lady is really getting into her reading these days. She’s now well aware of her letters and has made amazing progress with her phonic sounds, blends and such like.

If E isn’t busy colouring pictures, writing letters on her blackboard or reading a book then she’s usually doing something literacy based which is why we were so delighted when we were recently sent the ‘My First Bananagrams‘ game to rate and review as part of the Bloggers Board Game Club.

Designed and developed by Asmodee Games ‘My First Bananagrams’ is suitable for 1-4 players ideally aged four years and over.…

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Smart Ass – The Fun, Fast & Factual Card Game

Produced by University Games, The Smart Ass Card Game is a smaller, more compact version of the original board game ‘Smart Ass’. The Smart Ass Card Game can either be used as a stand-alone card game or as an expansion pack for the Smart Ass board game. This fantastic quiz based card game is suitable for two or more players ideally aged twelve years and over.

Game Play

We were recently sent our very own deck of ‘Smart Ass’ cards to play and then to review: Much-like a pub quiz, Smart Ass is a card based question game which consists of four different topic areas (Who, What, Where and Smart Ass).…

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Smiles, Sand and Surprises with LOL Surprise Pets

They may seem like over-expensive, glorified Kinder Eggs but the LOL Surprise series seems to have peaked in popularity with the YouTube generation.

When it comes to my daughters toys, I’d much rather spend my hard-earned money on something a little more substantial than flimsy figurines aka bin fodder, which I could essentially get in a Happy Meal should I fancy stuffing my face with salty, sugary rubbish for the pleasure of a free toy.

My daughter however, has a different view-point as she adores these plastic-fantastic figures. Our four-year old Princess cannot seem to get enough of the cutesy-crud which she has a vast collection of.…

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Timeline – Perfect Play For Stimulating Study

I’ve never been very good at History, it certainly wasn’t my favourite subject at school. Saying that, now that I’m older and more worldly-wise, I wish I’d paid a little more attention back in the day as history is an important part of our heritage and something which we can learn from.

Being British I should therefore know my British History but I obviously spent my time during History lessons either doodling or dozing, as I know very little upon the subject and rely mainly upon the likes of Google when it comes to anything before my own birth date.

In order to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself, I’ve made more of an effort when it comes to the subject with my own children.…

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