We were recently lucky enough to be invited to Alton Towers courtesy of Cbeebies magazine, to learn a little more about the publication itself, and to have a look around the newly opened Cbeebies Land Alton Towers. How could I resist?
The Preschooler has had a subscription to the Cbeebies magazine for some time now, and we love the way that each issue seems to cater for his interests so well. The Preschooler was especially pleased with the swashbuckling pirates edition, and from my point of the view the magazine is a wonderful way to enhance his learning ahead of his school start in September. So I was intrigued to see what our day at Alton Towers would have in store for us! (more…)
As part of the wonderfully beautiful Frugi Family, the kids and I were delighted to be sent this beautiful limited edition Frugi long sleeved t-shirt to commemorate the royal birthday! Prince George turns one today and we’re honoured to be able to celebrate with him!
A child’s first birthday is a wonderful occasion for any family, and I have such happy memories of each and every first birthday party we’ve been lucky enough to hold at home. Each of my three have had a special birthday outfit which is now lovingly packed away into memory boxes. Mainly for me, I suspect. So how wonderful is it that Frugi has brought out this George and the Dragons t-shirt to celebrate baby George’s birthday? A true memory box outfit if ever I saw one!
Recently I’ve been searching for lots of ways to play that allow me to take a less active role, in both the set up and clearing away, and the actual play too. I’ve been so sick with this pregnancy and I’m sad to say that we’ve spent far too many days doing very very quiet activities or nothing at all as I stick my head down the nearest loo. We’ve not been outside as much as I would normally either, and I cannot tell you how guilty this makes me feel. So I wanted to keep a hand in with the kids’ activities, as I know how much they love them. I had a very willing volunteer to help me make lots of different coloured play dough one rainy Sunday afternoon, and we used that in lots of play in the following days. So, here is ways to play with rainbow play dough!
I always follow The Imagination Tree’s playdough recipe, you can find that here. I add colour and scent according to what we’re doing so in that case I made, red, yellow, green, blue, purple and orange. (more…)
We were recently sent a wigwam to review from The Great Little Trading Co. How lucky we are! The Preschooler has been wanting one of these since he first clapped eyes on a similar one at his friend’s house, and so when it arrived he was very excited indeed! We’ve actually had the wigwam for a good few weeks now so we’ve had chance to give it a good testing, and we’ve used it in so many ways that I thought I’d include it in a Ways to Play post. So without further ado: ways to play with a wigwam!