Encouraging Education Through Play

AD | Paid collaboration For some time now we have been spending a lot more time at home as a family and we are keen to keep up Erin’s education before she is due to start Reception in September. As none of us are teachers, and really don’t know much about what a 4 year old needs to learn, we turn to online resources and shops to help us out. This is also a great time for family members to order gifts online, when they might not be able to see someone in person. The thing about education is that

Animal Rescue With Scruff-a-Luvs

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) After thinking about it for a very long time we finally decided that it was time to get a new pet. We adopted a rescue kitten and named her Jinx. Since then, we have spoken to Erin about why it’s important to think about rescue animals who would otherwise not have a home. Sometimes it can be hard for children to understand things like this but with Scruff-a-Luvs, they can learn to look after a rescued animal themselves. Scruff-a-Luvs Jungle Something to remember when it comes to animals

Backseat Games Tripack Review

AD | Gifted Erin doesn’t always have the best concentration and usually doesn’t want to sit down to play long, complicated games with us. This is even worse at the minute thanks to being stuck in the house a lot and not being able to go out and have adventures. We’ve been looking for smaller activities to do with Erin and we were recently sent a Backseat Games Tripack which includes Suitcase, Plates and Sounds. As we don’t drive, and couldn’t really go anywhere at the minute anyway, we can’t play one of the games so I won’t be writing

Family Fun With WordSearch

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Like everyone else, we have been spending a lot more time at home over the past few weeks. Being at home so much, having our routine thrown off and trying to fill the time can be really hard. We’ve been very lucky to have been sent some wonderful games to keep us busy, including WordSearch from Goliath. I always think of the paper version of this game so I was curious to see how it would transfer to a board game setting. WordSearch is a game aimed at anyone

Games Night With John Adams Boredom Busters

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  Let’s face it, we’re all stuck at home right now and no one really knows when life will go back to normal. Some people are home with their partners, some are home with other family and some are home with the children. Who ever you’re at home with I’m sure you’re running out of things to do. I know that we got bored very quickly and our evenings were getting really monotonous. The lovely people at John Adams sent us the most fantastic package of games to keep the

Hatchimals Pixie Vacay Style Review

AD | Post contains girted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Erin has been a huge fan of Hatchimals for a really long time now. She might only be 4 but she knows what she likes. At the end of last year we were sent some of the Hatchimals Pixies and Erin really loved them so you can imagine her excitement when we received one of the new Hatchimals Pixie Vacay Style* surprise toys! Hatchimals Pixies are leaving Hatchtopia to explore our world! These ultra‐fashionable Vacay Style collectible dolls are hitting the most popular spots around the globe. The Vacay Style

Going On Adventures With Peppa Pig Playsets

AD | Posts contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Some of Erin’s favourite toys are Peppa Pig related. We have quite a large drawer full and Erin loves to get the toys we already have out at least a few times a week. Erin has a fantastic imagination and spends ages coming up with new situations for the characters and thinking of what adventures they can go on next. To help with that, Erin was sent the Peppa’s Under the Sea Party set and Peppa Pig’s Family Car.  The Under the Sea Party set comes with 3 figures,

Family Fun With The Classic Games Compendium

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links Being stuck at home means having a lot of time on your hands. Although we are trying to home school Erin we are also trying to teach her new things in other ways while keeping it fun at the same time. Sometimes though it can be hard to find things for the whole family to do, without it being aimed at a really young age or just adults. We’ve found something we can all enjoy though and that’s the Classic Games Compendium from Ideal. Inside you will find over 100 games and all