What the Kids…

Here’s where you’ll find posts for what the kids did… playing, wearing, doing, and more!

Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Toy Truck Review

Like most little kids the idea of a remote controlled car is a very exciting one! Arlo has never had a remote control car before, but we did recently get a Scalextric race track which introduced him to remote controlling, but with that the cars stay on the track and there is no aspect of steering involved! With the Monster…

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Thomas Super Station Review [What the Kids Played with]

It’s not often that something arrives that we all enjoy playing with, but right from opening the box Sam seemed to love putting the Thomas Super Station together, working out which layouts he wanted to do first, clipping it all together and assembling Sodor before our very eyes! I then had to remind him that it was actually for Arlo…

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What the Kids Read in October

     I’m here with another installment of ‘What the Kids Read’ and this month we have been reading so much more than usual (which is a lot anyway) as Athena now has school books to read. However, said school books are dull as dishwater, so we need to spice things up on the literary front with fun books! I get…

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Toys: My First Scalextric Review

It’s no secret that Arlo loves anything with cars, wheels, or tracks and when the new My First Scalextric arrived last week he was pretty chuffed! Designed for little racers from three years and up Arlo got the hang of it pretty quickly, though he is a little under the lower-age at 2.5. Athena at four also enjoys playing with…

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Shimmer & Shine Magical Flying Carpet review

Shimmer and Shine is one of Athenas favourite programs, so she was pretty excited to see the  ‘Shimmer & Shine Magic Flying Carpet box waiting for her after school. She was so excited, and couldn’t wait to get the box open. Thankfully I’d remembered to get some batteries so once I’d popped them in it was ready to go! Shimmer and…

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Raskog Craft Trolley Ikea Hack

My kids have tonnes of craft supplies. If they’re lucky I even let them use them! I’m kidding, but tidying up after craft sessions is one of my most hated tasks! Thankfully for the last three months or so the task has been a lot easier; the sessions themselves a lot less messy generally because everything is neatly organised and…

How to put together a Kids Arts and Crafts trolley using the Ikea Raskog Trolley and a few other bits!

What Arlo played with: Geomag Magicubes

I love to watch Arlo interact with new things, watching kids learn how the world around them works is a privileged and a pleasure. It’s even better when learning about things come as part of a game or toy, as in my experience the moment my kids realise you are trying to actually teach them something they put up a…

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What the Kids Read: Books and Pieces (3 for £10!)

Every few months or more I write a little post up about the books that my kids have enjoyed looking at, and books I have enjoyed reading to them as neither can read yet! We have lots of books, they’re all over the house and they’re the one thing I really don’t mind being left about! Books can be used…

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