Toy Shopping With Wicked Uncle

AD | Gifted  Living in quite a small town we don’t have many options for buying things like toys and activities for Erin. We don’t have a toy shop apart from the section in the local supermarket and looking at certain shops online can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. Unless you know what you’re looking for then it’s hard to search for things for inspiration. I certainly don’t always know what I want to buy for Erin and I also don’t know what other children her age might be playing with. We recently tried out a

Bunny’s Garden Game Review

AD | Gifted When I look for new games or toys for Erin I now try to look for something that she will not only have fun with but also something that will challenge her a little bit. Something we haven’t done a lot of is balancing so when we were offered Bunny’s Garden from Goula I was hoping it would be something Erin would enjoy. Inside the box you get a wooden bunny seesaw, 6 food pieces and 1 dice. The aim of the game is quite simple; each time the dice is rolled you add that coloured piece

Children’s Book Review: Red Red Red

AD | Gifted Red Red Red by Polly Dunbar, published by Walker Books on 1st August. Available to purchase on Amazon. Every toddler feels frustrated sometimes, every toddler gets ANGRY. They scream, they shout, they see RED RED RED. Now, in her singularly expressive style, the beloved Polly Dunbar brings us the perfect picture story book to share with those little ones overwhelmed by their emotions; a true-to-life, upbeat story about a toddler tantrum that offers a meditative way to calm them down. “Why not count to ten?” Mum suggests to her son. One … two … three… Erin will

Back To School Essentials For The New School Year

AD | Gifted items Can you believe we’re half way through the summer holidays already? When Erin finished nursery I thought the holidays would drag but they’re really going so far. Before we know it, the children will be going back to school and it’s time to get them prepared. Whether you’re already sorted or not, I wanted to share some ideas for back to school essentials! Growing up I think I was quite lucky to only have the dreaded head lice once. So far since January Erin’s nursery has only had one warning of there being a known case

6 Crafts For Kids To Do This Summer

AD | Collaborative post We’re half way through the summer holidays and I’ll be honest, I’m running out of ideas of things to do with Erin at home. While we have had some fantastic days out to places like Holt Country Park and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, I have tried to make sure that we have some ‘at home’ days to relax a bit and do some things that aren’t quite as exhausting. One of Erin’s absolute favourite crafty type thing to do at home is what we call ‘sticking’. I have a couple of boxes of craft items and paper

FlipaZoo World Toy Review

AD | Collaborative post Erin is really into soft toys at the moment, which is quite surprising as it took her around 3 years to show any interest in them at all. However, with a lot of soft toys you are quite limited as to what you can do with them. We were recently introduced to FlipaZoo World though, who offer a range of toys with a bit of a difference. We received a selection of the new products which includes various sized plush animals as well as harder, mini sets. What makes FlipaZoo World different from other regular soft

Encouraging Creativity With My Little World

AD | Gifted During the week when Erin is at nursery I know that she is doing lots of fun and creative things with her friends and teachers and I don’t have to worry about screen time. However, now that we’re in the middle of the summer holidays I am constantly looking for new things to do with Erin that don’t include sitting and watching videos on YouTube too often. While I have no problem with Erin using her tablet for some down time I obviously don’t like her being on it all of the time. I was recently introduced

Summer At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Somewhere I have always heard such great things about for a day out in Norfolk is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. We first visited with Erin during February half term earlier this year but we had to cut our trip short as my friend’s son wasn’t very well. Erin has been asking to go back ever since but as a non-driving family it’s pretty hard to get to. This year, Roarr! have done something really fantastic and put on a free bus, the DinoBus, from Norwich during the summer holidays. For us as a family, this was a pretty