Fun Nature Projects for Kids

Halloween has passed, winter is here and the garden can seem a little bit out of bounds now. You don’t really want to be out there doing any garden maintenance, and it seems a bit unappealing to spend lots of time outdoors. However, just because we’re not running around in shorts and t-shirts doesn’t meanRead more

A closer look at the Make Time 2 Play App

Summer holidays are great for spending quality time with your family, however the six-week period is a long time to think of various activities to keep the little ones entertained– particularly when you can’t rely on the British weather! So, if you’re running out of ideas for the rest of the summer break then haveRead more

Top tips for encouraging children to read

Top tips for encouraging children to read

I love nothing more than reading a book to the children in the evenings, with every page turn a new adventure unfolds and we are able to submerge ourselves in a pirate adventure one day, walk around in Giant country with the BFG the next and learn historical facts from our past on another day.Read more

Our Favourite Audio Books for Kids

best audio books for kids

For Christmas we gave Emmy her own Kindle as she had been using her Dad’s, we added a few of her favourite books to it and thought she would love it – but of course, it’s only fun when you are borrowing Daddy’s and she didn’t read it as much as we had hoped. SheRead more

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Guest Review

I’ve read the books a few times to Emmy however she is at that inbetween age where cartoons are still cool and older programmes are just beginning to capture her attention, we even tried watching the last movie together but it didn’t grab her just yet – I think maybe next year she will be moreRead more

Packing for a tech free break away

Our Easter break is booked and we are counting down the days now. Once again we are heading off for a caravan holiday with my sister and her children leaving the men behind – not because we don’t like holidaying with them but because we like to have a little girlie time and this wayRead more

Win a LeapTV plus 2 games #review

Win a LeapTV

For Emmy’s 6th Birthday her Grandad asked what she would like from him as he always does and we picked out a LeapTV from Leap Frog, she hadn’t really been into computer based gaming and while still young it seemed perfect for her as instead of her sitting down playing games this console encourages childrenRead more

“It’s my thing” – trying something new with Robinsons Fruit Shoot

exploding volcano experiement,

Fruit Shoot is launching ‘It’s My Thing’, a campaign designed to celebrate and champion confidence and individualism in kids and encourage creativity and self-expression and for me, this can only be a good thing. Children often feel pressurised into doing things their peers like, things which their family thing they would like or would beRead more

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live Review

There are very few TV shows which both Emmy and Harry share an equal love of, their age gap albeit small has become very obvious in their viewing habits with Emmy now showing a fondness for older and girlie shows such as Mia and Me, LEGO friends, Barbie and H2O, Harry is enjoying those moreRead more

Hot Sweet Potato & Tomato Soup Recipe

Just after Christmas I treated myself to a new soup maker. Our old one was so over used that the motor burnt out and it stopped working and it was just one item in the kitchen I couldn’t live without. Not only do I love soup but the children do too and it is theRead more