Christmas Memories with the ELC

It really is true that Christmas is more magical with kids about. For most of my twenties I worked over Christmas, maybe having the 25th off itself, but it didn’t really bother me anyway as Christmas just isn’t that much of a big deal when you’ve not got a huge family or kids I don’t think! I do have really…

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Lily’s Driftwood Bay Talking Toys

    Lily’s driftwood bay is a kids TV program that Athena only discovered a few months back on Netflix, though it is available on milkshake on channel 5 too. It’s a really sweet program about Lily and her dad who live in a deserted bay in a little beach hut. She collects treasure instead of playing with toys and…

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Mini Micro Scooters: Mini2Go & 3-in-1 Deluxe Comparison & Video

Scooters are definitely the in thing, in fact I’m not sure they will be ever be ‘out’! When I walk Athena to preschool she scoots, as do at least half her class, they leave their scooters lined up ready and waiting for them to finish and scoot home again. We also have a lot of parents walk past us after…

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Sensory play: Kinetic Sand

I have always wanted to try kinetic sand out, as much for me as for the kids and it’s actually been on our amazon wishlist for a while now, but never actually made its way to us! We were sent the Spinmaster Kinetic Sand Sandcastle kit to try out, and it was a big hit with the kids and both…

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Review: Messy Goes to Okido toy

Messy Goes to Okido is a programme On CBeebies that is easily in the top 5 for my two little square-eyed people! It’s a show that tackles questions that toddlers could ask and that parents might find tricky to answer! A couple of our favourite episodes are: Messy-Morphosis – which helps to explain about caterpillars turning into butterflies Lolly’s Keys –…

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A gorgeous Organic Toy – From Babies With Love

We’ve been fans of From Babies with Love for a while now, so were excited to see the new additions to their website; postal themed organic toys in keeping with the signature designs! Each toy is shaped differently with a really unique graphic animal printed on it, incorporating envelopes, packaging and postal marks. all present to help denote that fact…

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Bing & Sula Best Friend Toys

The latest toy addition to our household are Bing and Sula, who not only talk to the kids but to each other too. Bing is often on the TV at our house, I’ve got ever episode on my tablet too and it’s often saved our sanity at meals out or train journeys when I need to keep the kids in…

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Kids Love: Go Jetters HQ toys

I’m always amazed about how much more intricate kids toys are now than when I was small, but when the new Go Jetters Head Quarters arrived I suddenly was a bit envious of the lucky people who get to think up toys, design them and then play around with them to make sure everything works well, because coming up with…

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