Helping In The Garden With The Casdon Flymo

AD | Gifted  It was only a couple of months ago now that Erin really got to watch John mowing the lawn in our back garden for the first time. I think we’ve either kept her inside before now or done it while she was having a nap. Erin was absolutely fascinated though and she really wanted to help. Of course, it was a bit dangerous for her so I knew she would love the Casdon Flymo that we were sent recently. The Casdon Flymo comes in three really easy to put together parts, the main mower part and two

Favourite Toys Of A 3 Year Old

AD | Contains some gifted items Last year I wrote a post all about the toys that Erin liked to play with when she was 2. I had a comment on that post recently asking if I had an updated post about what Erin likes to play with now that she’s 3 so I thought I’d better write one! Here are some of the toys she has been playing with this year and that seem to be her favourites: Colouring is always a winner in our house. Erin has had a decent collection of colouring books since she was probably

Hape Puzzles Review

AD | Gifted items As Erin gets older she looks for toys that push her more and toys that make her think about what she needs to do. Puzzles are a great way to encourage children to think about problem solving and sequences. We were recently sent a couple of really different puzzles from Hape for Erin to try! Spinning Balloons Puzzle Hape’s puzzles come in different levels and are aimed at different ages. The Spinning Balloons Puzzle is a level 4 puzzles and is aimed at children aged 3 and up. This style of puzzle is really fun and different

Encouraging Food Discovery With Hape

AD – Gifted Erin has been a fussy eater for quite some time now and when I say it’s hard, I’m not kidding. We are constantly trying to come up with new ways to get Erin interested in food and we’ll do anything if it encourages her just a little bit. Hape is a brand that specialises in toys, a lot being wooden, and we were recently offered a couple of food based toys to try out! Just over the past couple of weeks we have been encouraging Erin to help in the kitchen and we have been doing a

Casdon Supermarket Till Review

AD | Gifted For quite some time now Erin has loved to play shops. I don’t know what got her so interested but she would happily make her own shop out of chairs and a blanket at any chance she gets. Erin has a great imagination and can create a shop in her head but I knew that she would prefer to have something real to play with. Casdon are a brand who specialise in role play style toys, some of which are replicas of actual products that are used around the house or from realistic situations. From experience, we

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Toddlers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I regularly lose my shit when it comes to Erin. I would say that I have a bit of a meltdown on at least a monthly basis, if not more often. If we hadn’t decided to put Erin into nursery as soon as she turned 2 last January I think you would find me rocking in a corner somewhere crying my eyes out every single day. Being a parent has never come easily or naturally to me but I have found the last 6 months to a year incredibly hard. A lot of

Playing With The Disney Puppy Dog Pals

Disclaimer: We received items for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Erin’s taste in toys is quite varied but two of her favourites are play sets and anything to do with dogs. When we were offered the chance to review some items from the Disney Puppy Dog Pals toy range I knew that Erin would love them. A play set with dogs? Exactly the kind of thing that Erin likes to play with. Puppy Dog Pals is a relatively new show to us on Disney Jr. and it follows Rolly and Bingo, two pugs who get up

PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset Review

Disclaimer: We received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.   Over the past couple of months Erin has really become a fan of PJ Masks. It wasn’t something we watched a lot of but then she surprised me one day with somehow knowing all of the character’s names and being desperate to get Catboy out of one of those plastic eggs. As soon as I saw the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset I knew it would be a toy that Erin would love. The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset needs some assembling before it