Our Kyd is getting harder and harder to buy for. At 16, he is, and isn’t, your average teen. Although he is your typical 16 year old fashion obsessed gamer, he has Down Syndrome and therefore there is a limit to the games in which he can play (and there are only so many t-shirts one boy can own).
Geomag magnetic construction sets are fun and educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) toys for all ages and in many price ranges. Hours of magnetic fun without the need for screens!
This super easy slimey deluxe kit will help keep your slime loving kids entertained in these cold dark months. The box is full of everything you need to make super shiny, sparkly or glowing slime this winter and all you need to do is add water, mix and shake it like crazy! Go on, give it a go!
Smart tech is the new train technology from BRIO! simply press go on the engine and set up the smart tech arches around the track. The engine will automatically detect each arch and do exactly what is shown. It could stop, start, go slow, turn on the lights or make a sound. Isn't that fun. Where will the train go next? and what will it do? it’s all up to you. Arrange the tunnels and station and watch a new train adventure unfold.
An ultimate rescue needs an ultimate vehicle! Save the day with Marshall’s Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck! This vehicle is equipped with an extendable 2ft ladder, flashing lights and sounds — it’s ready for anything!
By Day, the globe shows political boundaries, oceans, country names, capital cities. Then at night with just the press of a button, budding astronomers can view an illuminated map of the stars and planets. Displaying 88 stunning constellation the globe turns into an impressive room decoration, ideal for children who find a night light soothing.
We've been lucky enough to receive another one of Spinmaster's Paw Patrol Track Sets to review this month. Given the Look Out Tower track set has been used daily, we were pretty certain he wouldn't say no to this mid-month treat; we weren't wrong.
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.
Bellz is a portable and addictive magnetic game for anyone aged 6+. This simple yet addictive game can be taken anywhere in the pouch which doubles up as an arena for your game. Ready to play and ready to go anywhere at any time.
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.
Jees, this is more than jus a toy. I have never been more impressed by a bit of plastic. Zoomer Interactive pets are generally something pretty special but we have only ever played with them elsewhere, we've never had one ourselves. What better way to start than with one of Rocky's favourite Nickelodeon characters, Marshall from Paw Patrol.
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.
Build your very own Adventure Bay rescue with the PAW Patrol Launch n’ Roll Lookout Tower Track Set. Experience the fun of a true PAW Patrol rescue mission with the launching Lookout Tower that features Rubble dump truck and Ryder Racers along with Chase and Zuma Mini Figures.
This is the second Air Hogs toy we have reviewed (see the Batwing review here) but this is our favourite. This one was much easier to set up and easier to use for all of us. It comes with an official Batman V Superman remote which is simple and easy to navigate.
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.
I know, I know, I have boys, why am I reviewing a bright pink Minnie Mouse Kitchen? Well, boys like Minnie Mouse and cooking too you know! It's easy to gender stereotype kids but for my Marvel superhero loving boy, this pink kitchen was hugely welcomed into our house.
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.
PizzaExpress fans have long been lamenting the departure of the flaming hot Etna recipe. Well, due to highly popular demand, the fabulously fiery favourite is back – exclusively via Deliveroo this Autumn.
Last week I was at an event in my home town of Reading with the Bullitt Group. We were there to hear all about the new Cat S60 Phone. This is no ordinary phone though, it is one with superhero powers. Designed with many occupations and people in mind, this is one hell of a breakthrough in usable tech.
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?
As seen on Dragon's Den, these cute little time and money savers are the best shopping accessory any household can buy. We were sent them recently to review and once my husband finally found where he'd hidden them, we went to test them out.
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.
We were guests of Munch Bunch, the tasty healthier yoghurts we all know so well. Munch Bunch have been a staple part of both of my kid's diets since day one and their range has grown and grown over the years making it much more interesting in the yoghurt aisles.
The Lion Guard is an amazing kids TV series based on Disney's Lion King. The series follows Kion, Simba's youngest child, following in his Dad's footsteps and protecting the beautiful Pride Land. I am excited to bring you a sneak peek into the new range of toys by Flair that accompany the show. Eeeeeeeek! I love my job some times!
Press and dry beautiful flowers in seconds using a microwave with the My Living World Instant Flower Press. Preserve flowers, leaves and other interesting plants you may find in your garden! Press them and add them to greetings cards, stationery and pictures, you are limited only to your imagination.
In a land of toy reviews, Kyd, now 13, often feels a bit left out. Toys are always for Rocky and he just joins in because he feels left out if he doesn't. But not this time. Total Action Football is a 2-4 player game for ages 6+. It has taken this house by storm with regular battles between Kyd and
Hurrah! Reading finally has a JoJo Maman Bebe store which I can spend all my time and money in. I am lucky really that Rocky only has a few more years of fitting into their beautiful garments as I think I'd be skint quite quickly.
To celebrate the long awaited follow on film to Disney's Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, which is hitting our screens in a matter of weeks here in the UK, Ravensburger has released some brand new puzzles just for you.
The SML Diet plan is a meal replacement plan, I have been doing it with Hoff as part of a campaign with the company. I lost 5lbs in a week on their Simple Plan. The simple plan is a VLCD (very low calorie diet) and it sees 3 meal replacements a day with one of their snack bars thrown in too. It was hard, I was hungry and some of the meals were less than palatable but over all, the shakes, bars and meals were really nice. Below is a list of what we tried and the honest review of what we thought.
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Last month Deliveroo, the takeaway food service, had their first birthday here in Reading. I knew they existed but wasn't 100% sure what they were but it turns out, with a little nudge from their PR company, trying them has changed our life.
OK that's a bit dramatic but with a child who has medical conditions we are often housebound for days, weeks or months on end. Kyd is a very big fan of food, he has the makings of a grade A foodie. He loves to cook, try new flavours and eat out at restaurants. The times in which he is housebound this love can often be the one thing he longs for and misses.
Trying to pack for a holiday in which you will be doing crazy activities and lots of walking can be daunting if, like me, you don't own any comfortable and 'sensible' shoes.
This week I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to two countries in Asia with a select group of press for 9 days. During these 9 days we would be embarking on some once in a lifetime activities (well once in a lifetime for people like me) and the activities needed closed toed, comfortable, walking shoes... I only own Ballerina Pumps, flip-flops and Converse, this wasn't helpful.
My Little Pony is NOT just for girls! Rocky, aged 3, is obsessed with this beautiful and colourful cartoon. I used to love MLP as a kid and myself and my sister had MLP wallpaper in our room. I think we even have some of the toys still in my mums loft somewhere.
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