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Wobbly Worm Game Review

Say hello to Willy... yep that is what the boys have decided to call this long green wobbly worm game; who am I to argue, even if I did spit my coffee out at the suggestion. We were sent 'Willy' the Wobbly Worm game by Spinmaster to test it out over the loooonnnng British summer holiday,  because I'm pretty sure they predicted the rain and wanted to save us from the 'I'm bored' cries. 

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Vtech Treat Time Marshall is a real treat this Christmas...

Rocky started school this September and although I thought he was starting on a good foot with his learning, it turns out, he doesn't necessarily know all he should; or he does but he's not openly sharing the information at school. I have been looking at everything to help him with his sounds too as he was a late speaker and some of his words are still a bit slurred, we have bought flash cards etc but he isn't overly bothered at sitting and doing them with me as I am obviously his boring old mum. So when Vtech brought out this awesome little pup I was quite excited, he loves Paw Patrol, as you will probably know from past posts, and therefore Marshall will be the best bet for teaching him his sounds, letters and colours, he isn't old, boring or his mum.

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Kinetic Sand - The indoor Sandcastle Set

Kinetic Sand is the squeezable sand you can’t put down! It sticks to itself and not to you! It flows through your fingers like magic, leaving them completely dry. Kinetic Sand stimulates children’s creative skills, allowing them to create anything they can imagine over and over again. The creative possibilities are endless! Kinetic Sand never dries out, and this soft sand is easy to clean up. 

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Paw Patrol - Air Patroller Review

Well, Paw Patrol is a household favourite here, so anything with these little pups on will go down well. This beauty is strong and robust and perfect for my little tornado of terror. The sounds aren't as annoying as many of the other noises toys and the lights aren't as in your face and bright. It is easy to play with and perfect for little fingers. It comes 'ready to play' with batteries already inserted so any Christmas/Birthday morning will be less frantic.

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Zoomer Hedgiez Tumbles - Review

How bloody cute is this little 'edgehog! We have named ours Debbie, after Debbie Harry, as it's such a little punk rocker. They do other styles and colours in this range so don't worry if Debbie's colouring isn't for your little one. Rocky, the boy wonder, loves pink and so he see's no gender divide within colours of toys. The packaging of the Zoomer range is always pretty gender neutral, even when the toy is bright pink, it doesn't look like it's aimed at a singe gender, making many very happy.

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Hotter Shoes AW16 - Lotty Boots Review

I'm no stranger to Hotter shoes. after thinking they're just for older people, 2016 has become the year of stylish Hotter comfort for me. As Autumn is rolling in thick and fast now, I have dusted off my boot collection and thick jackets. However, I realised most have holes in or need new soles. Comfy, waterproof and stylish boots are needed for long walks with Leonard the dog and the school run, Hotter have all of this covered this season and I was luckily gifted a pair of hot new boots.

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Air Hogs - RC Batwing Review

OK, I'm going to be honest, |I found this really hard to use. I thought the kids were just being awkward when neither of them could get this thing off the ground. However, once |I gave it a go I struggled too, before giving it over in a huff to Hoff who then confirmed it wasn't working.... did we get it working or not?

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First Day at School Present... Personalised A to Z Book by It's Your Story

Is your child starting school or nursery this year? If so mark this all-important milestone with a beautifully illustrated personalised Alphabet book from Itsyourstory. Not only a fantastic teaching aid which brings the alphabet to life by making them the star – but also a perfect keepsake which includes a personal message from you to the child at the front.

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