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A Constant Battle – Toys vs Batteries

I cannot be the only person who feels this way, but kids toys now need a ridiculous amount of batteries. It’s not one or two. It’s three, or four, or even more. So I asked Varta if they could help. I’ve worked with them before using the amazing power packs they make, so I figured Varta Rechargeable Batteries would be perfect.

This all started when I bought L a toy at Christmas that flagged up a warning before I completed the purchase. I was warned that this toy required 4 AA Batteries and 4 AAA Batteries. Yes one toy needed 8 batteries. 

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A JCB Easter Egg Hunt

We have been enjoying the sun and getting ready for Easter with JCB Kids. We had a JCB Easter egg hunt, L dressed up as a bunny, it was great fun.

JCB Kids Eater Egg
Ooo Easter Egg

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Fun with a Half Shell Hero

L has never watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so I wasn’t sure what he’d think of his Half Shell Hero Mutant Loader Vehicle complete with Mikey when it arrived for us to review.

Simply put he loves it.

Playing with his new TMNT toy
Playing with his new TMNT toy

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Tonka Tinys Review

Teeny tiny Tonka Trucks. Well L was always going to love these but I’ll admit I had my doubts, I mean they are really small, so how much would he get from them? Well quite a lot it turns out.

Tonka Tinys
L loves playing with these tiny toys

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Win a kids game and puzzle bundle from Jumbo Games

I’m a bit of a closet puzzler, I’ll admit it. I love a good jigsaw puzzle and recently L has been getting more and more into it which is just lovely, so I was really happy to get a lovely delivery of puzzles and games from Jumbo.

Better yet they have also got a great bundle of kids games and puzzles for one of my lucky readers to win.  Continue reading Win a kids game and puzzle bundle from Jumbo Games

Fun With Magic Tracks

You may have seen the TV adverts for Magic Tracks, it’s a fun and easy track system for race cars. It bends,is flexible, glows and is super easy and fun to use. L got sent the starter set and has been putting it through its paces.

Magic Tracks
Cat Playing With L’s New Toy

Magic Tracks is a 2016 top ten toy success story from the US and it has just launched in the UK. The track itself comes in 4 colours, is chunky and strong whilst still remaining completely flexible. The track clips together almost like puzzle pieces and just snaps apart.
L hasn’t quite mastered putting it together by himself yet, but has really grasped the taking it apart, moving it around and creates amazing tracks all by himself. I am often only needed to clip the last two bits together.

Magic Tracks
L was really excited with his new Magic Tracks Set

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Crazy Claw from Drumond Park

We have been playing with Crazy Claw from Drumond Park recently, so I thought I would give you our verdict. Mine and L’s differ slightly on this one.

I’m going to start by pointing out this game is aimed at ages 5 and up. L is only 3. So I was always completely aware there may be parts of the gameplay he didn’t quite get and that maybe he wouldn’t be able to do it all.

Crazy Claw
I got one!!

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Reading with JCB Kids

A couple of weeks ago we had another fun delivery from JCB Kids. As always L was very excited and absolutely delighted with his new goodies.

JCB Kids Pajamas from George
JCB Kids Pajamas from George

He got some fabulous pajamas from the range available at George, great digger printed bottoms with a fun Joey top which quite frankly he could wear as a T-Shirt, there is a chance that he maybe has! At only £9.00 for the set I think this is really good value, everything washes up well and has been tumble dried several times.  Continue reading Reading with JCB Kids

Paw Patrol Ilumi-Mates

L loves Paw Patrol. If allowed he watch it from the moment he wakes to the moment he fell asleep. He often enjoys running around the house pretending to be on various rescue missions with the pups, it’s all very cute.

Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates
Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates

When he was offered the chance to review some of the colour change Paw Patrol Illumi-Mates from Spearmark I just had to say yes. It was clear he would just adore them.  Continue reading Paw Patrol Ilumi-Mates

JCB Kids January Delivery

L was really happy to see another huge parcel from JCB Kids a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say he dove straight in. I think being a a brand ambassador for them in his favourite job!

We had been sent a couple of Wheel Loaders from the HTI Toys range, a really big one and a smaller one.

HTI Toys JCB Wheel Loader
HTI Toys JCB Wheel Loader

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