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Family Games Night This Christmas

Table-top games sales set to soar this Christmas

Research reveals parents are planning to spend the festive season – and beyond – sitting down and enjoying some good old family fun with their children. The market for table-top games is booming as ‘quality time’ becomes more precious than ever before. This may not a surprise to many of you, as I know you love playing a board game with your kids as much as I do.

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We love games

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JCB Kids – Toys and Clothes

I am incredibly excited to have partnered with JCB Kids as a Brand Ambassador. It’s no secret that L loves tractors and diggers, his recent birthday was full on JCB themed, so he’s been a bit excited too.

Playing with his new JCB Truck
Playing with his new JCB Truck

What this means for you is that I’ll be showcasing some of their latest products so that you can see what’s out there. L will put them through their paces first and I’ll let you know what I think and where you can get them.  We can’t wait to #DigTheAdventure with everyone. Continue reading JCB Kids – Toys and Clothes

Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

L is one very lucky boy. Very lucky indeed. He was recently asked if he would like to receive a mystery box, filled with toys, from Kids Parcel. Timing wise it couldn’t have been better, arriving just a few days before his birthday.

Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys
Hugging his Kids Parcel Toys

He was so excited when it arrived after he’d been at nursery all day it was a struggle to get him to bed. Thankfully we managed and the next day we opened it up together. Bright and early!  Continue reading Kids Parcel – Mystery Box Review

Win Gee Whizz from Drumond Park

Get all the tricks this Halloween with Gee Whizz from Drumond Park.

A fun way to celebrate Halloween without even leaving the house if you don’t want to. Gee Whizz is a great magic set from the fabulous Drumond Park.

Gee Whizz
Gee Whizz

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Star Monsters

I’ll be honest. I hadn’t heard of Star Monsters until really recently. Shocking as they are now in their second series. When I went to FunFest a few weeks ago they had a stand and we got chatting. Straight away I could tell they would be something L would love.  Continue reading Star Monsters

Gifts for Little Hands – Educational Toys

Good quality, fun and educational gifts for small children. That’s what Gifts for Little Hands are all about, so when they got in touch to see if we would like to review a few items, of course I said yes.

They kindly sent L a fab parcel of goodies and boy was he excited. A great magnetic shape puzzle, some number cards and a fab magic phonics card. L got to playing immediately.  Continue reading Gifts for Little Hands – Educational Toys

Summer Fun from The Natural History Museum Shop

However much I’d like to be able to take L to The Natural History Museum all the time, it’s just not practical. Thankfully the Natural History Museum Shop has some great options so that we can enjoy the fun at home.

Stegosaurus from The Natural History Museum Shop
Stegosaurus from The Natural History Museum Shop

We have been checking out the amazing Stegosaurus Hatching Finger Puppet which is £12 and a lovely First Colouring Book all about the Garden which is a bargain at £3.99.  Continue reading Summer Fun from The Natural History Museum Shop

Animal Jam Fun

Hopefully you saw the Animal Jam Twitter Party I helped host a few weeks back, well since then L has been sent a bundle of the toys to play with and guess what? He loves them! He’s always asking to play with his nanimals.

Animal Jam Toys
Animal Jam Toys

In case you don’t know much about Animal Jam, I certainly didn’t until recently. It’s an online game for kids that has been made with National Geographic. You get to collect animals, decorate their houses, change how they appear, play games and find out loads about the Animal Kingdom. Continue reading Animal Jam Fun

Exploring Imagination with LEGO

When I was a child I loved my LEGO. It was the prized toy. With so many possibilities and it has certainly notched up a gear since I last played with it.  When LEGO asked if we wanted to review some of their newest kits I of course leapt at the chance.

L's new LEGO
L’s new LEGO

First I shall share with you one of the most tragic moments of my young life.

I was given the LEGO Pirate Ship for Christmas one year. It was amazing, huge, with rigging delicate rigging, cannons that fired little LEGO cannonballs, it even had a parrot. It was the best.

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