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

Making The Most Of Different Parenting Styles

John and I have always had quite varied interests. When we first met John was a very keen runner and loved his exercise. Don’t get me wrong, he still does but over the years the time able to be spent training for marathons has become less and less. John works 6 days a lot of the time so if he does get some free time and a day off, he doesn’t want to spend it away from Erin. For as long as I can remember Sundays have been John and Erin’s day. Although we are all home together, I have

Learning Resources Birds In A Nest Sorting Set Review

Now that Erin goes to nursery 3 days a week and is learning so much we want to be able to encourage that at home. While we will still be doing loads of fun, crafty type play, and running around like lunatics, I want to help Erin to learn at home and Learning Resources is the company to help us with that! One of the sets we have been trying out recently is the Birds In A Nest Sorting Set. The Birds In A Nest Sorting Set comes with 36 super brightly coloured pieces. You get six coloured bowls and 30 birds

Orchard Toys One Dog, Ten Frogs Review

Erin is becoming more and more interested in learning in different ways but most of all, she loves to play games and we are huge fans of Orchard Toys. Erin already has a few different games but we were recently sent One Dog, Ten Frogs which is a numbers and pairs game. One Dog, Ten Frogs is aimed at children aged 3 and up and while Erin isn’t 3 until January, she is really doing well with learning numbers so I thought this would be a great choice for her at the moment. Inside the box you get 30 discs which are

Planning A Playdate With The Teletubbies

When it comes to playing with Erin sometimes I get really stuck for ideas, especially if we end up stuck indoors due to the unpredictable British weather. We tend to do the same things a lot of the time and we don’t have much variety. I think I can safely say the same for the times where John and Erin have time on their own too. Thankfully, Erin goes to nursery for 3 days a week and the variation she gets is so good for her. So, when I heard about the Teletubbies Playdate Pack I was excited to see

BRIO Classic Train Review

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

Gund My Magical Light and Sound Animated Unicorn Soft Toy Review

It has really taken Erin quite some time to be into soft toys. I tried to get her to like them as a baby and she wasn’t having any of it so everything we bought her ended up on shelves in her bedroom or in a box. Over the past couple of months though Erin has really started showing more of an interest in certain things and watching shows like Shimmer and Shine have helped to introduce her to things like unicorns, which she now loves. We recent received the GUND My Magical Light and Sound Animated Unicorn Soft Toy and I

WOW Toys Activity Table Review

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