Magicube World Building Set Review

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links marked with * Erin is due to start Reception in September but like a lot of children, she has had a large chunk of time this year where she wasn’t at nursery. Homeschooling didn’t come easy to us and I think thanks to Erin attending a Montessori nursery, she wasn’t such a fan of sitting and doing worksheets. So, we’ve had to look for different ways for Erin to learn and I think she honestly does better at the moment if that comes through play. When I first saw the Magicube* World

Win A Copy Of Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses

Last week Ladybird released a brand new Peppa Pig book, Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses. This one is a bit of a book with a difference though as 10% of the RRP for all print sales in the UK of Peppa Loves Doctors and Nurses made in 2020 will be donated to the Covid-19 Urgent Appeal run by NHS Charities Together (registered with charity no. 1186569). It’s People Who Help Us day at playgroup so Peppa and her friends get a very special visit from Dr Brown Bear and Nurse Fox. They’ve come to show the children how to keep fit, eat

10 TV Series That Are Worth Rewatching

Erin has always been one to go to bed early and at 4.5 that hasn’t changed. Generally on any day, and especially after nursery, she will go to bed at around 6:30pm. That leaves me with a lot of time in the evening and I spend a fair amount of it sat on the couch working but I watch TV at the same time. It got me to thinking about some of the series I have watched over the years and the ones that I would love to (and have) rewatch. Dawson’s Creek Growing up I think I was very

Fingerprint Tree Paintings

AD | Post contains affiliate links marked with * We have loved playing with our Tuff Tray* over the last couple of months but regardless of what you see on Pinterest, they don’t have to be really complicated or look beautiful. Instead, sometimes a Tuff Tray can be a really simple idea and that’s why we did some finger painting to make a tree. What you’ll need: Large sheet of paper Paints, pens and paint sticks* Pot of water Cleaning wipes We started off by drawing the tree on to the paper with a brown paint stick. This meant that

Children’s Book Review: My Busy Green Garden

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about My Busy Green Garden. The book was published by Tilbury House Publishers and it can be purchased on Amazon*. For a close-up look at the many creatures, large and small, that frequent a garden from dawn to dusk visit My Busy Green Garden by Terry Pierce and illustrated by Carol Schwartz. Each insect or animal is introduced as a surprise, but the reader must wait for the ultimate “surprise in clever disguise that hangs in my busy green garden.” Up until

An Introduction To Magformers

AD | Includes affiliate links marked with * Before Erin went back to nursery and we were spending a lot of time at home we struggled to keep Erin occupied and happy some of the time. Homeschooling wasn’t really for us, not in the traditional sense, so we looked for other ways to get Erin to think about different things. Something I had been thinking about buying for a while was a Magformers* set but was somewhat put off by the price. Thanks to Donna at What The Red Head Said I found the Magformers My First 32 Piece Set

The Reality Of Being A Dog Owner

AD | Collaborative post Being someone who grew up with cats as pets I desperately wanted a dog. John and I bought our house back in 2014 and it didn’t take us long to decide to add a new addition to the family, a white German Shepherd puppy that we called Jackson. It was never really the plan to get such a big dog, but we fell in love as soon as we saw a picture and after going to see him, we knew that he was the one we wanted to take home. We probably should have done a

Books Perfect For Father’s Day

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  Father’s Day is just over a week away now but there’s plenty of time to order a gift online! With everything going on at the minute it’s not really possible to go our shopping for Father’s Day like we would usually. Erin can’t come out with me and pick something for her Dad but what we can do is find something online together and talk about what he might like. I know that this is going to be the case for a lot of families this year so today