Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs – review

Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs

Like most children of his age, my 7 year son is obsessed with dinosaurs.  It’s always amazed me how quickly he picked up all of the, sometimes incredibly hard to pronounce names, and can reel them off to me verbatim. It’s like he was born with the information already programmed… Continue reading »

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

I’ve loved taking my son to the zoo since he was a baby, and 7 years on, it’s still one of his favourite excursions. We’ve been talking about our last visit to Whipsnade Zoo and the new Schleich Wildlife Starter Set has helped to rekindle some lovely memories. The Schleich Wildlife… Continue reading »

Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1#digtheadventure

Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1

Monkey is never happier than when his working on an imaginary building site.  He loves using anything and everything as rubble.  Nothing is safe.  We recently received the Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1 from HTI and Monkey could not have been happier.  It’s one vehicle he doesn’t own, and a great… Continue reading »

Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch #spynet

Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch

We were recently given the chance to join the Jakks Pacific Spy Net blogging panel and once we’d accepted the mission a mysterious package arrived.  We couldn’t hear any ticking time bombs so we decided it was safe to open.  Our first mission – Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy… Continue reading »

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

As I’ve mentioned before I grew up watching my Dad make up his model racing cars.  The kits he built were complex, required gluing, painting and had transfer stickers to attach. They really are beyond Monkey’s abilities at the moment, but not forever.  In the meantime we’ve had some model… Continue reading »

Having fun with Real Construction #realconstruction

Having fun with Real Construction

Monkey loves building things and recently we’ve been having fun with Real Construction and two of their building sets.  The Real Construction Starter Set and Deluxe Workshop Set are aimed at children aged 6 years and over.  They offer a real taste of woodworking crafts without the mess. Monkey’s recently discovered… Continue reading »

Making Christmas memorable with ELC #ComeAndPlay

Making Christmas memorable with ELC

As we get ever closer to the big day later this month, Monkey and I have been talking about my Christmas’s as a child and the traditions we had.  Very much like Monkey, we always spent Christmas Day at home, just the four of us.  We’d see my Granny and… Continue reading »

Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack

Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the Tonka brand has been helping kids have lots of imaginative play fun for 70 years.  It’s a brand I remember well from my own childhood, and their toys are built to last.  The Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack is another example of this, robust… Continue reading »

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Being a family of motorsport enthusiasts I’m always looking for ideas that combine this love with Monkey’s keenness for construction.  I recently found the perfect match with the Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car.  It’s even in red! As a child I was used to watching my Dad spending hours making up his… Continue reading »

#ClangersForKindness – giveaway

ClangersForKindness

As I’m of a certain age, I grew up with the original series of the Clangers, and it was one of my favourite programmes as a child.  I’d actually bought the DVD of the series for Monkey when I was pregnant.  There was no way this child wasn’t going to… Continue reading »