Erin’s First Day At Nursery

4th January was a pretty big day for our family. This was the day that Erin had her first day at nursery. Well, I guess it wasn’t her first real day as it was only the first of two settling in sessions and I didn’t actually leave her there but to me, it felt like the first day. I had been preparing for this day for months and months but I was never actually prepared for how I would feel about it. The day didn’t start well. Erin had a bit of a melt down about leaving the house and

Peppa Pig ‘My Floor Puzzle’ Review

Erin is a huge Peppa Pig fan and snorts like a pig as soon as it comes on television or she sees something with Peppa on it. Up until recently, Erin has never really done puzzles before. We have had plenty of shape sorters but nothing like a puzzle. To get Erin started we thought the Peppa Pig ‘My First Floor Puzzle’ from Ravensburger would be good. The puzzle costs around £10 and is suitable for children aged 2+. Being a puzzle for very young children there are only 16 pieces. I think that this is a really nice amount

Winter Boredom Busters For Toddlers & Giveaway

We’re now at the end of November and it’s pretty cold outside now! Erin and I get stuck indoors a lot of the time due to not being able to drive; we don’t want to get soaked before we even get somewhere! However, spending a few days in a row indoors with a nearly 2 year old means constantly having to think of fun and different things to do so they don’t get bored. Addo Play have some great winter boredom busters for toddlers we’ve been trying some of them out lately. Erin will soon be starting nursery and we’re

Peppa Pig Water Filled Muddy Puddle Review

Peppa Pig is one of the few television shows that Erin will happily watch and enjoy. She ‘oinks’ at the television when it comes on and it was one of the first things she really recognised. At times I feel like Paw Patrol and In The Night Garden taken over so when I saw the Peppa Pig Water Filled Muddy Puddle from Bladez Toyz, I fell in love a bit. That was just me, Erin hadn’t even seen it! Before the mat can be played with it takes a little bit of setting up. John set ours up and it was a

Sands Alive Starter Set Review

When we attended Blog On back in September we received a sample of Sands Alive and even before I let Erin play with it, I was a bit in love! We recently received one of the Sands Alive Starter Sets to review and I couldn’t wait to let Erin get stuck in! I had set up our Sands Alive set while Erin was asleep so that she would hopefully be excited to see something new when she woke up. This set comes with 450g of the super soft modelling sand and 5 mini moulds. Honestly, I was a little disappointed

Family Fun From University Games

Living in Norfolk means being away from family so often have people over to stay, whether it be for a couple of nights or a week at a time. We love to find fun things to do on an evening once Erin is in bed and University Games have some fantastic options for a having a games night at home. Staccups When I attended Blog On, a blogging conference in September I was introduced to Staccups, which I had SO much fun playing. I got so competitive that the whole game ended up on the floor and us having a

10 Free And Cheap Things To Do With Toddlers In Autumn

This is the first year that Erin has been walking (more like bulldozing) her way around and over the summer, I felt like there was loads of things for us to do. It was always nice to get out of the house while the weather was nice but it got me thinking about what we could do in autumn, when the weather starts to get wet and miserable. Here are 10 free and cheap things to do with toddlers in autumn Kick up leaves in the park Last autumn Erin was only just starting to move about so she didn’t really

Four Seasons Sorter By Sri Toys

A shape sorter was one of the first toys that I can remember Erin playing with that she got really excited about! We always love getting new toys to try and our most recent was the Four Seasons Sorter from Sri Toys We’re big fans of wooden toys in this house. So many toys for toddlers are plastic and can end up looking a bit cheap at times. This shape sorter comes in a lovely, natural wooden box with a removable lid. The 20 different pieces that go inside though are painted and really bright and colourful. There are 5