Give-Aways


Win Tickets to ‘What the Ladybird Heard’!

We are big Julia Donaldson fans here, as I imagine most households with young children are. So I am so excited that we’ve been invited along to see What the Ladybird Heard at Birmingham Town Hall, just after Christmas. We’ve yet to tell the kids, so this will be a lovely surprise for them to go along to as the thrills of Christmas die down. Based on the award-winning children’s book, What the Ladybird Heard will be performed at  the Town Hall from Tuesday 27 December 2016 until Wednesday 11 January 2017, with a specially adapted relaxed and BSL interpreted Read more >


The Great Christmas Present Game Review & Giveaway

When The Present Finder got in touch offering us the chance to review and give away a copy of their brand new gift giving game The Great Christmas Present Game I was intrigued…. Christmas is time for fun, feasts, family, and board games. So what could be better this year, than unwrapping the new and exclusive, The Great Christmas Present Game! Unlike anything you’ve seen before this thrilling gift giving game has plenty of wicked surprises! Are you on Santa’s nice list this year, or will you be paid a visit by the Naughty Elf? This simple game involves plenty Read more >


Magic Tooth Fairy Game Review & Giveaway

From time to time the kids see a game that they really, really want, and the latest game they’ve been pleading for is the Magic Tooth Fairy game. So it is with great delight that we have received one here to review, and you’ll be pleased to know that I also have 2 up for grabs for 2 of my lucky readers. A wobbly tooth… is it time to pull it out..? It is..?!? Then slip it under the pillow and snuggle down to bed. A spin of the arrow and a tap of the wand, and a sparkling gold Read more >


British History Timeline Review & Giveaway

We have a new game in our house and it’s one that I have been eagerly awaiting. We’ve been playing British History Timeline….. Gameplay As the name suggests, this is a Timeline game. There are several different Timeline titles, including Inventions, General Interest, Music and Cinema, Star Wars and more. The British History version is the latest addition to the range and with my love of history, I was keen to give this one a try. The game is all within a tin that comes with a big stack of photo cards and a playing instructions leaflet. There are events and Read more >


Christmas Gift Ideas & Win Toys!

Today I am sharing a few ideas for presents for young children from the team over at TOMY, as well as giving away two of them to one lucky winner! I am always on the lookout for inspiration for gift ideas for my two kids, as well as the friends and family that we like to buy for at this time of year. So let me take you through a few toys that TOMY are recommending you take a look at… Gifts for babies Younger tots will love cuddling up to Symphony Oscar from Lamaze who is ready to conduct Read more >


Electronic Dictionary Bookmark Review & Giveaway

Christmas is fast approaching so I have no doubt that like me, your thoughts are turning to kids gifts ideas. My two seem to go from wanting every single item that they see on the TV to then not being able to think of anything that they want when asked! So today I’m offering up an idea that is that little bit different, a fun and educational idea, and I also have one up for grabs… We have received Electronic Dictionary Bookmarks from BrightMinds, one for each of the children to try out. Now I have to say first up Read more >


Star Wars Dobble Review & Giveaway

We have been playing Star Wars Dobble game, so today I’ll share more about it with you, along with giving one of you the chance to win it…. Star Wars Dobble is a speedy observation game where players race to match the identical Star Wars themed symbol between cards. Reliant on a sharp eye and quick reflexes, Star Wars Dobble creates excitement for children and adults alike while keeping every player involved in the action. In Star Wars Dobble, players compete with each other to find the matching Star Wars themed symbol between one card and another. Every card is unique Read more >


Rory’s Story Cubes Batman Review & Giveaway

We have been playing with Rory’s Story Cubes Batman, so today I’ll share our thoughts on them with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a set… The storytelling possibilities with Rory’s Story Cubes Batman are endless. There is one rule: there are no wrong answers. The ‘chandelier’ icon could be just a chandelier; it could also represent light, wealth, a socialite gathering or Wayne Manor. When playing with family and friends, take turns to be the narrator. The objective is to tell a Batman-themed story that links together all 9 face-up images. Roll all Read more >


Kids Parcel Review & Giveaway

We have had an exciting delivery here, a mystery box has arrived from Kids Parcel addressed to Boo and Little Man… How exciting?! Kids Parcel offer 5 different boxes, Boys Mystery Box, Girls Mystery Box, Kids Mystery Box, Disney Kids Mystery Box and Star Wars Kids Mystery Box, all currently priced at £29.99. They work with brands such as Disney, Brainbox, Minecraft, Lego, Star Wars, Tsum Tsum, Ty, Hot Wheels, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Orchard Toys, so you can be assured of great quality products. Each box is handpicked, includes a free personalised message with a good Read more >


Crazy Claw Review & Giveaway

We have received a new game from Drumond Park, brand new Crazy Claw…. The action-packed game of boiling balls and grabbing claws. Everyone knows the excitement of the arcade game: now find the right Toy Tokens in the bubbling balls and you win! While one player is the clawmaster, everyone else batters the paddles to bounce the balls around until the claw finally catches one. The balls contain Toy Tokens, and to win the game you must collect the 3 toys shown on your collection card. (rrp £22.99, age 5+) Game Play The initial set up of this game will Read more >


Preparing for School with Reading Eggs

My Little Man has just turned four years old and so he is now in his pre-school year. He attends nursery for two days a week and then on our three days together we like to mix up imaginary play, trips out and about with short bursts or phonics and numeracy work. I like to do this with him as I want him to be comfortable with his letter and number recognition when he starts school next year, to enable him to concentrate on adjusting to the social side of school and being away from me for five days a Read more >


Win Walker Books!

The children have been lucky enough to receive a bundle of gorgeous books from Walker Books so today I’ll introduce them to you along with giving one of you the chance to win all of them! Little Adventurers: Leafy the Pet Leaf  From the award-winning Philip Ardagh, and rising illustration talent Elissa Elwick, comes a brand-new picture book series! Meet the Little Adventurers – Finnegan, Sprat, Floss and Peanut. Each week they meet in their top-secret shed HQ, ready to share their fun with you! This week, Sprat can’t seem to find his cat, Shadow, anywhere. And he absolutely has Read more >


Countdown Review & Giveaway

We have been playing the Countdown board game, so today I’ll share our thoughts on it with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy… Countdown is one of the longest-running and most iconic quiz shows on British television.With its distinctive music and compulsive game-play, the show has recently been given a new lease of life – and audience – through the 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown adaptation on Channel 4. Now you can play along as the stars do and hope to achieve a nine letter word or the elusive target number before Read more >


Back to School with Letts

Are you ready for the new school year to start? With school uniforms and shoes to fit and new routines to think about, finding the time to choose the best books to buy may not always be a priority. There are lots of great books to choose from and Letts has some engaging and motivating learning books to help your child get back into a learning frame of mind. All of their books support the national curriculum so that you know they are reinforcing what your child is being taught at school. Now I have two very different kids here, Read more >


Great Pre-School Books from Salariya

Little Man has been lucky enough to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I’ll introduce them to you along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… He has received: Mixed-Up Robots This spiral-bound flip-book lets children have hours of fun assembling a variety of outlandish robots from everyday items like laptops and musical instruments to make them look the way they want. The robots can be mixed and matched into 32,768 different combinations, so the possibilities are enormous – there could be a robot with a typewriter for a Read more >


Young HoneyTree Stationery Review & Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a package full of paper gorgeousness in my HoneyTree Post Review and Giveaway (the give away is still running, by the way!) and I promised that I would bring you more. Well, that day has arrived. Today I am sharing with you the delights of Young HoneyTree, a stationery subscription box for children…. Young HoneyTree Designed for children 6-12yrs, our specially curated box of stationery surprises will make them reach for a pen instead of a keyboard. They’ll have great fun discovering what’s in their parcel each month… and you never Read more >

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