Years back our son J became rather obsessed with the Angry Birds game, which he played not only on a tablet but also in reality through practical play. J would spend time building all kinds of structures from wooden blocks which he would then destroy using soft, plastic ‘ball pool’ balls.
Eventually Angry Birds released a range of spherical, plush toys and building sets which J was delighted by as it made playing far more realistic, in that it mimicked the game which he so adored. Years down the line J is still batty about his birds although tends to spend his time either drawing or animating his own work rather than throwing balls at blocks.…
Our five-year old diva E is all about the glitz and the glam. Not only is she mental about ‘makeup’ but she’s also potty about her ponies, by which I mean she adores My Little Pony with a passion.
As you can imagine, E was therefore elated to receive a wonderful ‘My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Styling Head‘ to review.
The My Little Pony ‘Rainbow Dash’ Styling Head
Children can spend time practicing and perfecting the art of hair styling. With over fifteen accessories included, this fabulous Rainbow Dash Styling Head has a long mane of multicoloured hair ideal for little ones to brush, style and accessorise.…
Imitation and copying through role play is a valuable method of learning for your children. As our daughter E was brought up with having shop keepers as Grandparents, it was inevitable that she’d want for her very own shopping trolley, stock, shelves and of course – a till!
Whilst E has spent years playing with a rather dated ELC till, we were recently sent a rather fabulous update – the Peppa Pig Cash Register!
The Peppa Pig Cash Register
This fabulously funky till features all the accessories any little one requires for playing shop keeper. Children are able to scan their items and listen for the ‘beep’, they can then calculate the cost of their shopping with the functioning calculator and pay their debt by using either ‘Peppa pounds’ or the bank card via a contactless beep function.…
With Halloween just around the corner, I’ve made a start on collecting some ghoulish goodies for the children to enjoy over the next few weeks. However, I was beaten to the punch as we were offered the chance to review the latest Zuru ‘Gross’ Smashers range, which is ideal for the season.
Our son has collected countless amounts of Smashers figures over the past few months. He was therefore over the moon when we recently received the Zuru Smashers Sludge Bus, along with a pack of eight eyeball themed Smashers (both of which are part of the series two gross collection) to rate and review on this here blog.…
My family and I regularly gather around the table to spend time playing board games together. We may well be surrounded by technology which can provide endless hours of gaming based entertainment but I’d much prefer to raise my children to play real games – by which I am referring to those games which are shared with real life people in a real situation. I think that games which offer a challenge without needing ‘charging’ are far more beneficial to our children and so whenever we have the time and opportunity, I make a point of getting out a game to play.…