Win A Copy Of Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *)  In the run up to Christmas I love to run giveaways and give you all the chance to win some cool prizes. Today, the lovely people at Wicked Uncle have provided us with a copy of Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas to giveaway! This hugely entertaining festive edition is stuffed full of strangely interesting facts and gruesome tales from days of Christmas past. From pantos and christmas characters to foul food and curious festive customs, Rattus guides you through with the usual one-liners – it’s a cracker! Learn about silly santas, spooks

3 Tips for Teaching Your Children to be More Responsible Dog Owners

Collaborative post We often get pets for our children, but they usually have a different idea of what it actually means to be a pet owner. They probably don’t realize it takes time and dedication, and that it’s a full-time job. If you start taking over their responsibilities for them, they might miss out on a basic lesson in life which will start manifesting again later.  This is why you need to teach them how to be responsible dog owners now so that they don’t end up being irresponsible adults later on. It’s also about the wellbeing of the pet

Top Tips for Helping Your Child Learn a New Language

AD | Collaborative post Starting to learn languages from an early age can be incredibly beneficial for children. Being multilingual will not only help your child when they study languages at school, but it will also support them in other academic areas. Research suggests that multilingual children have enhanced critical thinking and creativity skills. Furthermore, knowing a second language can also improve your child’s future career prospects. If you’d like to know how you can help your child to learn a new language, here is some great advice from an independent school in Surbiton… “Practice makes perfect” Never has this

Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club Review – Confident?

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *)  This month, as part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club we have been playing Confident?*, a quiz game with a bit of a difference. What’s inside the box: 200 question cards 6 answer boards Score card Pens Scribble board Confident? can be played either as single players or you can team up if you want to. This means that you can play with anywhere from 2 people right up to however many you want really. You might want to play at home with family or as a

Children’s Book Review: Rain Before Rainbows

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield. It was published by Walker Books and can be purchased on Amazon*. A girl and her companion fox travel together from a place of loss and despair, through uncertain times, towards the hope of colour, light and life. Along the way, they find friends to guide and support them. Together, they build a glorious future and discover there is a way out of the darkness, into the light of the rainbow.

How I’m Getting Prepared For Christmas This Year

Can you believe it’s the middle of November already? Somehow, even with the hell of a year that we’ve had, 2020 seems to have flown by. It only seems like a few minutes ago that we were in March being told about lockdown for the first time. Presents With Erin’s birthday being on New Year’s Day I really like to make sure I’m organised well in advance for Christmas. I hate the thought of going into December still having presents to buy. I can’t imagine anything worse than having to brave the shops to try and find those last minute

A Place To Escape To During Lockdown V2

During the first lockdown we made sure that we made time to explore our local area a bit more. We had lived here for 7 years and didn’t even know about some of the fantastic places that were just around the corner. Since Erin started school and was back at swimming lessons for a while we just didn’t have much time at the weekend and this meant not getting out and about for a while. Now that the government has put into a lockdown again until the beginning of December I cannot spend that time being stuck in the house.

Children’s Book Review: Mother and Daughter Dress Up Dolls – Fashion From Long Ago

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Mother and Daughter Dress Up Dolls – Fashion From Long Ago by Gracie Swan and Felicity French. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. In this beautiful, hardback book, children can dress up dolls and learn about fashion through the ages. Press out the 8 mother and daughter dolls, attach their foot stands, then pick which of the 40 historical outfits to put them in, using the easy fold-down tabs, before adding a