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A Christmas Treasure Box for Babies

This Christmas, I’ve failed miserably at the whole Christmas crafts for the kids thing. I had so many ideas pinned and yet so little time to do them. This is definitely something I intend to change next year, as with Bella about to start school in September, my time with her is running out. I did, however, manage this activity. We made a Christmas Treasure box for Elsie and it was fantastic. Elsie still plays with the treasure box now, and we placed it under the Christmas tree to distract her from the baubles and lights. And yes, it works! Here’s how to make a Christmas Treasure Box for babies.

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Win a Family Games set from Megableu!

We’ve recently been having so much fun with some super duper games from Megableu! Back in October, I told you all about our Halloween inspired games, Creepy Hand and Ghost Hunt. This month I want to tell you about three more family games we’ve been lucky enough to try out too- PLUS you can have a chance to win all five in time for Christmas! How exciting. Here are our thoughts on Alien Mission, Tricking’ Camel and Cobra Attack, plus details on how you can win a family games set from Megableu!

Win a Family Games set from Megableu!_Ghostwritermummy.co.ukAlien Mission

This is a really fantastic little game, very similar to Ghost Hunt but with a slightly different twist. Players are once more required to wear goggles (much hilarity ensues) and as if by magic, aliens appear! Players then use the gun to shoot them, earning points for for destroying them as quickly as possible. Ok, so it’s not the most gentle of family games but I can assure you it really is a lot of fun! Perfect for Luka, who loves to run about rather than sit at the table for board games. (more…)


Zac and Lily Christmas Baking

We were recently sent some beautiful Christmas baking sets from Zac and Lily and I have to say that we absolutely loved them. So much so, we’ve just bought a few sets for teacher gifts too. Here are our thoughts on the wonderful Christmas Eve Kit and Reindeer Lebkuchen baking kits…

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The first thing that struck me when our box arrived, was how beautifully the kits are packaged. And I can confirm that the teacher gifts we received today are just as spectacular. The Christmas Eve Kit came in a lovely little box tied up with a red ribbon, and a note to Bella from Elsie. Luka’s reindeer kit came in a little tube with a personalised message too. This is such a lovely touch that really means the kits make wonderful gifts. The kids were thrilled!

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Kurio Tab2: #KurioFamilyBloggers

We were recently asked to be Kurio family blogger ambassadors and for the last 2 months we’ve been testing out the Kurio Tab2. Over the next few months we’ll be reporting back on our progress with the Tab2 but for now I wanted to to give you our first impressions.

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The Kurio Tab2

We’ve given the Kurio Tab2 to Bella but, I have to admit to initially being a little concerned about giving a 3 year old a tablet. To combat this, I set some ground rules straight away with regards to how long she can play on it, and when she plays on it too. It mostly comes out on the weekend when we can sit with her and help her, and this is partly why this review will come in three parts. We wanted Bella to take her time exploring the tablet, so that she didn’t get too frustrated and so that she didn’t get what we call ‘screen face’. This is what we refer to when the little ons have played on the iPad or tablet for over 20 minutes- their eyes tend to go a little dazed, conversation is limited and tempers can become frayed easily. I’m sure fellow parents can recognise screen face from that description! We didn’t want that to happen in this case as we’ve heard so many good things about the Kurio Tab2.



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