Glow Art – review and giveaway

Glow Art

Monkey tends to be a bit of a scribbler, and I’m always looking at ways to help develop his artistic skills.  I thought Glow Art sounded a little different and was something we could both have some fun with. The Glow Art set comes with a light up LED drawing… Continue reading »

A first introduction to Tonka toys

A first introduction to Tonka toys

There are brands and specific toys that we all recall fondly from our childhood aren’t there. It’s lovely when you get to relive those memories with your own children.  I’ve been doing just that lately with Monkey and have given him a first introduction to Tonka toys, with their Tonka Steel range…. Continue reading »

Play-Doh Town 3-in-1 Town Centre

Play-Doh Town 3-in-1 Town Centre

I’ve mentioned before that Monkey loves Play-Doh and the Fire Truck set we reviewed not long ago has been played with a lot.  He was therefore over the moon to receive the Play-Doh Town 3-in-1 Town Centre when we got back from Spain last month. Aimed at children aged 3 years… Continue reading »

Wild Life Big Adventure at the Watering Hole Playset from Schleich

Wild Life Big Adventure at the Watering Hole Playset from Schleich

Regular readers will know how much Monkey and I love visiting Zoos and Wildlife Parks.  It’s quite common that we return home with a new Schleich animal to add to our ever-growing collection.  Monkey loves recreating our days out and having adventures. We’ve been having so much fun recently with… Continue reading »

Creating memories with Liberty Trading

Creating memories with Liberty Trading

We’re in the midst of the Formula One season at the moment, and of course Monkey and I are avid watchers.  Seeing a race taking place amongst the streets of Baku in Azerbaijan at the weekend was rather surreal, it has to be said.  I’ll be off to Silverstone again… Continue reading »

Magformers Space WOW Set

Magformers Space WOW Set

Monkey is in his element when he’s building things.  He doesn’t mind following instructions, but he really comes into his element when he can let his imagination go wild. I caught up with Magformers on their stand at Toy Fair at the beginning of the year.  You may recall that… Continue reading »

4M Tyrannosaurus T-Rex Dinosaur DNA

4M Tyrannosaurus T-Rex Dinosaur DNA

It’s no big secret that Monkey loves dinosaurs, they feature heavily in his TV viewing, book reading and play time!  I recently discovered a range from Great Gizmos which I knew would go down an absolute storm.  If I’m honest, I was quite interested in seeing it for myself.  The 4M… Continue reading »

Play-Doh Town Fire Truck Playset

Play-Doh Town Fire Truck Playset

Monkey has loved playing with Play-Doh for as long as I can remember.  It’s such a great way to get kids working on their manual dexterity whilst having lots of fun.  He was really over the moon when Hasbro  recently sent him the Play-Doh Town Fire Truck Playset to try out…. Continue reading »

When Monkey met Danger Mouse and Penfold #DangerMouseToys

When Monkey met Danger Mouse and Penfold

When Danger Mouse first hit our TV screens back in 1981 I became an instant fan.  Ok, technically I may have been a little over the recommended audience age even then, but I, like a lot of my friends were hooked.  The secret agent and his hamster sidekick were must… Continue reading »

Dreamworks Dinotrux Power Revvitt

Dreamworks Dinotrux Power Revvitt

I’ve always wondered how it is that Monkey loves dinosaurs as much as he does.  I’ve no idea where the initial obsession began really.  He just seems to have been born with it. One day he had no idea what they were, and the next day, he loved them and… Continue reading »