What the Kids…

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

What the Kids Wore: Jackets & Hoodies

Arlo is at the height where a lot of his 18-24 month clothes are too small, but his age 2-3 sized things swamp him. It’s so frustrating that brands can’t just match sizing across the board as some things in 2-3 are okay and other brands he’s still got lots of life left in the 18-24 sized! Anyway, I have…

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What the Kids played with: Classic & Wooden toys

I have a lot of love for traditional toys, anything with a simple mechanism (or no mechanism at all) and for things made of wood. They look nicer, last longer and can hopefully be stored away for future generations. So many of the toys my kids are drawn to are bright, garish, noisy and easily broken. In fact when something…

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Gelli Bath & Slime Baff Review & Video

Baths are always a pretty exciting thing in my household, but add colour and a different consistency to usual and you’ve got something thrilling! Gelli Baff and Slime Baff are really easy ways to turn bathtime into a sensory experience that’s really fun! They’re so simple to use, you literally just add the packets to your already run bath! They come…

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Arlo is TWO!

Last week Arlo turned two, TWO! He’s an angsty little dude with a big personality. He goes from tears to happy in a split second and has started to talk so much over the last few weeks so its often easier to understand that he is upset about. I rarely get to spend any time with him when it’s just…

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Orchard Toys Smelly Wellies

‘Can we play the monsters game?’ is a phrase I’ve been hearing a lot recently from Athena. Smelly Wellies from Orchard Toys is what she’s referring to and it’s a matching/memory game designed for kids of two and up. You can play in pairs, three or four people and there are various ways to make the game harder or easier…

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#ChokaBloks with MegaBloks!

There is something incredibly satisfying about helping your kids to use their imagination, and building things from scratch and watching them turn into things is so much fun! MegaBloks are the perfect first foray into the world of construction for kids; easy to grip, easy to put together and pull apart and make pretty much anything you want to! They…

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Orchard Toys Alphabet Flashcards

Athena starts school in September so of course many of the activities I am introducing her to are planned to subtly steer her towards the learning she will start in her reception year. She’s not all that interested in wanting to write yet, and pushes back when I try and suggest it as an activity. We have a few wipe-clean…

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What the kids did: Art with Little Brian Paint Sticks

I discovered Little Brian at The Toy Show, they had a display of their paint sticks and some paper to experiment with so I had a go and thought they were brilliant – all the fun of paint with non of the mess! A couple of weeks ago we were sent a pack of the Paint Sticks to play with…

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