Archive of ‘Toys & Gadgets’ category

How to play games with pre-schoolers

| Activities & education, Family, Observations, Toys & Gadgets

gone fishing game

I’m really competitive when it comes to games.  I always was, and with a younger brother who was just the same, playing games was interesting in our childhood house.  I don’t really remember our mum playing with us, apart from maybe Monopoly and Trivial Pursuits when we were older, and then a bit of Ludo […]


Hape Geomix for colour, shape and puzzle practice

| Activities & education, Reviews, Toy reviews, Toys & Gadgets

toddler playing a colour geomix triangle puzzle

For N’s last birthday,  one of the smaller presents I got him was a Hape Geomix puzzle set.  He quite enjoys doing puzzles, and as he’s learning shapes I thought it would be a great puzzle as he can build patterns freestyle or according to the pattern depending on what he fancies. What’s great about these Hape sets, is that […]


Enjoy Heroes of the City – giveaway

| Competitions, Family and Children, Reviews, Reviews and Sponsored, Toys & Gadgets

Heroes of the City pack

I’ve been seeing Heroes of the City around a fair bit recently online, so when the offer to review a pack came up, I was interested to find out more. Heroes of the City was created in Sweden as a tv cartoon series about Paulie the Police car and Fiona the fire engine coming to […]


Here comes the sun…a spot of kite flying

| Family and Children, On the farm, Toys & Gadgets

parafoil kite

It’s been a long time coming, but other than a few sporadic bursts of sun and blue sky between rain clouds, we’ve had nothing like today’s weather.  It’s been quite glorious and just about warm enough to be outside without a coat. Fridays are great as I usually finish work early to be able to […]


Review: Trunki Yondi neck rest

| Days out, Family and Children, Reviews, Reviews and Sponsored, Toys & Gadgets

sleeping toddler with trunki yondi neckrest

N loves his Trunki, and since buying our first one, we’ve been lucky enough to review a Moshi Monster version as well as a Paddlepak.  The latter is used every week for swimming and always has comments whenever we use it.  We’ve recently been sent the new neck/head rest Yondi to try out. The Yondi […]


Chit chat about climbing frames, slides and shopping

| Observations, On the farm, Toys & Gadgets

climbing frame

Now N has the hang of the language thing, I’m finding we have some great conversations.  Some are a little loopy and irrelevant as you’d expect for a 3 year old’s thought processes.  Others involve out and out lies and making up stories (predominantly things he might be telling nursery about the farm – must […]


Review: Haba Tack Zap On Duty

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haba bought from the toadstool review

I’m not big on DIY.  Thankfully the OH’s pretty handy around the house if required and it appears that N might take after him.  Or at least he’s currently enjoying any opportunity to wield a hammer or screwdriver (our recent IKEA experience and flatpack building from the other day – post coming soon). His nursery […]


Orchard Toys giveaway – Crazy Chefs and One, Two, Tree

| Competitions, Toys & Gadgets

crazy chefs game

We love puzzles and N’s just getting into games, so I’ve been stocking up at Christmas and birthday with various games that have caught my eye.  I love the Orchard Toys which are perfect for pre-schoolers just learning about how to play games, so we’ve a few of those. They’re obviously a brand on lots […]


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