Last year was the first year I think I really paid attention to toy crazes (since being a child myself). There was a couple of toys that stood out to me and these were toys that I was seeing ALL OVER social media. One of these toys was Fingerlings. People were going crazy for them and I saw so many people panicking because they didn’t think they would find one in time for Christmas. That was a year ago though and this year there is something different on the market; Fingerlings Hugs. Fingerlings Hugs comes in two options; Boris who
Sometimes Erin gets into a mood where she doesn’t really want to play with toys. She’s such a creative child and she would much prefer to do something arty or crafty so I have a cupboard stocked full of things for her to do. One of her favourites though is to play with dough. She asks for it over and over again but just playing with the dough on its own can get a bit boring. Recently we were sent the Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough Super Duper Dough Set and Erin was super excited as soon as she saw it.
Erin has had a bit of a love for trains for quite some time now. As we are a family who don’t drive, we rely on the train to get us around quite often and Erin absolutely loves a train journey, even if it is only for a couple of stops. Her love of trains isn’t just for the real ones though as she loves to play with toy sets as well. I couldn’t say yes quick enough when we were offered the opportunity to review the BRIO My First Railway Battery Operated Train Set. This set retails at around £44.95 and
Last summer Erin was only 1 and a half but she developed a real love for being outdoors. We ended up spending most of the summer in the garden and she hardly ever wanted to come back inside. Since then I have been desperate to make the garden somewhere really special for her to play and the one big item I really wanted to get her was a playhouse. Now, a playhouse is a pretty big investment so after a lot of looking around we decided to go with the Redwood Tower Playhouse from Big Game Hunters. One of the
Erin has now been going to nursery for nearly half a year and since she started, she has come home liking all different ways of playing and different kinds of toys. She is so interested in how things work and pulling things apart and putting them back together again. Nursery, along with Thomas the Tank Engine and regular family trips has sparked Erin’s interest in trains. She loves to go on them and loves to look out for them when she knows we’re near the train station so what better than a toy train from BRIO. The BRIO Classic Train
Finding Erin smaller toys to play with is really easy. Smaller toys can hold her attention for roughly 30-45 minutes maximum but a lot of them won’t last more than a couple of months at best. Erin is now at an age where how she plays can change quite quickly but it’s important to also find toys that she can grow up with as well. Recently we have been playing with the WOW Toys Activity Table and here’s what we thought. The activity doesn’t come assembled but it does only come in 5 pieces and a bag of fixings. John
Although Erin goes to nursery for 3 days a week we still have 4 days together at home. Since starting nursery back in January the way that Erin likes to play has changed. Her imagination is fantastic and she really loves to be creative. At the same time, she likes to learn something new so I’m always on the look out for new and exciting things for her to play with. Feeling uninspired by the regular places I shop at, I decided to give Wicked Uncle a try. Wicked Uncle is a bit different to other toy shops because of
Now that Erin is at nursery 3 days a week I am finding that she plays quite differently than she used to. I love how going to nursery has made Erin so much more imaginative and creative but this has also meant having to learn how to play with her in new ways. We were recently sent the WOW Toys Adventure Playmat and I couldn’t wait to show Erin. The playmat is really quite large so you need a decent sized clear space for it. Luckily though, the WOW Toys Adventure Playmat comes rolled up in a plastic case. Children’s toys can