Toy Reviews

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 >

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 >

Playmags Review

We have a new toy, and it’s proving to be a big hit here. Playmags! Playmags shapes and patterns are great for imaginative and creative play, as well as developing maths, geometry and motor skills. As the name suggests, all pieces are magnetic, allowing easy connections, great for little hands. They are available in a range of sizes and themes and the box that we have received is a 60 piece box, which includes: 1 x Connecting Car 2 x Large Square (6″ x 6″) 31 x Small Square (3″ x 3″) 4 x Window (3″ x 3″) 10 x Read more >

Gears! Gears! Gears! Movin’ Monkeys Building Set Review

We’ve been playing with a fun new STEM toy from Learning Resources, the Gears! Gears! Gears! Movin’ Monkeys Building Set… These tactile gears will get your children monkeying around for hours! Little monkeys won’t be able to keep their hands off this 136-piece jungle themed building set. Crank-operated set features monkeys that twist and turn, palm trees and enough colourful gears to create a lively gears jungle. Ages 4-8, RRP £41 This set really appealed to me when I saw it because it’s quite unlike anything that the kids have and encourages problem solving and critical thinking. On opening the 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 >

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 >

Brilliant Educational Toys for Preschoolers

With Little Man about to go into his preschool year at nursery, I am thinking about ways in which I can support him and get him ready for school next year. I want him to be off to a good start there, simply because I think that if the basics come easily to him, he can concentrate more on the social side and getting used to being at school all day. I do want to keep all learning fun and not be pushing him, my son is definitely not one to be pushed! So with this all in my mind, I Read more >

Disney Charades Review & Giveaway

We have been having fun playing a new game, Disney Charades, so today I’m sharing our review of it, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy… Mime completely crazy Disney characters in Disney Charades! Are you ready to laugh? Draw an ‘I am’ card and a ‘Who’ card and roll the dice to see what combination of character and action you must impersonate. Your team has 1 minute to guess your Disney character and what they are doing. Players can mime and make noises. Your team can guess as many times as they like until Read more >

Mysteries in Time Review

I spotted Mysteries in Time on Twitter recently and it immediately grabbed my attention. With a daughter with a thirst for knowledge, me as a history student, and both of us loving books, activities and exciting post, it seemed to be right up our street. I’m pleased to say that I wasn’t wrong, as Boo has received her first box, so here’s our unboxing vlog of it along with our review. What’s it all about? Mysteries in Time is ‘an adventure through history’, created by a primary school teacher to encourage a passion for history. Mysteries in Time is a monthly Read more >

Stargazing with Nancy B’s Science Club Moon Scope

My daughter has had just one thing on her birthday wishlist all year now. A telescope. Having covered the solar system at school, she has become fascinated by the idea of seeing the stars and the moon up close, as well as taking a good look at the nature and sights around us. So when Learning Resources got in touch with me about their campaign over the summer focusing on the importance of outdoor play, including nature trails and stargazing, I knew it was one for us. And do read on, as I also have one available for one of Read more >

Disney Rummy Review & Competition

We have been playing a new game, Disney Rummy, so today I’ll share our thoughts on it with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy… Play with Buzz, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Remy, Nemo and all their friends! Disney Rummy contains two ways to play! The “Discovery” game helps children learn the basics whilst the “Family” game gives you all the fun of classic rummy! Make a run of numbers of the same colour, or a set of the same number but different colours! Watch out: when it’s your turn, if you cannot place Read more >

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