November 22, 2014

Making the Internet Safer With HomeHalo

HomeHalo

    Founded by parent Chris Gray, HomeHalo is the brand new device that allows families to use their internet wisely. The system connects to the router, but there is no other software to install onto the separate devices. Using the app available for iPhone and Android, you can then adjust which websites your children […]

Review: Paul Lamond Brain Noodles: Finger Puppets

brain noodles

The kids enjoy making things out of items that are incredibly simple, so you’ll often find spare offcuts of wood from Dad’s workshop that they transform into models, or bits of yard becoming a bracelet or necklace. Eddie hoards cereal boxes so he can make something out of them, often pirates or princesses or even […]

Introducing LeapTV: The First Console Just for Kids!

Tess Daly launches LeapTV 2

    It’s obvious to say that children love playing games. However, what if you could combine both entertainment and teach core skills? Well step forward LeapFrog who have launched LeapTV, the first active education based games console primarily aimed towards children from the ages of 3-8. TV’s familiar face, Tess Daly, (with a little […]

Review: Shop Til You Drop

shop til you drop

  It’s a game with a simple purpose but one that will reduce children and adults into a giggling mess. The Paul Lamond game Shop Til You Drop involves a die, mini trolley, several yellow and blue objects, and that’s it. You place the trolley on a flat surface, roll the die and then either […]

Review: Shout!

Shout!

  If you’re looking for something to keep the kids (and the grown-ups!) occupied and entertained this winter, Shout! by Drumond Park will hit the nail on the head. There are almost 3,000 challenges in total, with 18 on each of the 167 double sided cards – it will definitely keep everyone  busy for an […]

Review: Quick Cakes for Busy Mums

Quick Cakes Cover

  Mums everywhere will know how difficult it is to find time to do some baking. If they have an hour or two, it will usually result in a tasty but plainly decorated cake. Quick Cakes for Busy Mums by Karen Taylor is perfect for these kind of situations. The cakes in the book are […]

Review: Very Hungry Caterpillar Developmental Elephant

rainbow designs

    If there’s one thing we have had a lot of experience with, it’s buying baby toys that are affordable and adorable. As well as toys, we’re also huge fans of reading. When you combine baby toys, and one of our most-loved children’s authors, the result is sure to be fantastic. That’s exactly what […]

Honestech Stopmotion Studio 4.0 Review

stopmotion

  Video making is becoming exceedingly popular among young people now, and our family is no exception. It doesn’t matter if it’s funny skits or stopmotion (the act of taking a photo of something, moving it slightly, and repeating until it becomes a film), it’s all a way of expressing their creativity. Harry and Eddie […]

Review: MAGIX Music Maker 2015 Premium

mmp2015

  MAGIX Music Maker Premium is perfect for anyone who is learning to compose their own melodies, whether they’re beginners or more advanced. It includes thousands of loops, and has sounds from 10 different genres, from techno to heavy metal. If you’re doing basic music editing, all you have to do is drag and drop […]

Review: The Tartan Blanket Co

tartan blanket

  The clocks went back last week and it is now officially the end of our British summer. It’s winter, which means it’s time to pull out the hot chocolate and warm jumpers, and curl up on the sofa wrapped in a big blanket with a book or film. The Tartan Blanket Co. have a […]

Book Review: 100 Animal Cookies

100 animal cookies

  Sometimes when we bake, we like to step away from ordinary gingerbread men and round cookie cutters, and be a bit more adventurous. The only issue is when we’ve completed the last cookie, and it looks so gorgeous we almost feel guilty for eating it. One problem that we’ve come across though, is that […]

Creative ideas with The Paint Book and The Pencil Book

Paint Book

    We’ve spoken several times about how creative some of our children are, whether it’s sticking, cutting, knitting, sewing painting, drawing or any other craft: you name it, they love it! So when we discovered that Frances Lincoln LTD Publishers were publishing two new books revolving around paint and pencil crafts, we knew they’d […]

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