World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys

You all know that I’m fairly obsessed with maps and I’m thrilled that Monkey seems to share my passion.  After our recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo, we were talking about where the different animals came from and the World Map Puzzle from Orchard Toys really helped him to truly understand. The World… Continue reading »

Letts Back to School giveaway

Win £50 worth of Letts books tailored to your childs age

Today I have a Letts Back to School giveaway worth £50 for you.  Are you ready for the new school year to start? I thought I was all sorted until I realised that Monkey’s feet have grown again and he’d need new school shoes. So off we went last week… Continue reading »

Letts Wild About range – review and giveaway

Letts Wild About range

We love wildlife here as you’ve probably realised by now.  You’ve also probably gathered that Monkey isn’t the biggest fan of schoolwork.  Whilst I don’t want him doing hours of homework, I am keen to explore anything which whilst helping him learn, he will perceive as fun!  The Letts Wild About range which… Continue reading »

Butterfly World from My Living World

Butterfly World from My Living World

You may remember when Monkey and I reared a Lackey moth from a caterpillar we found on a pathway not far from our home back in 2013.  I’ve been promising him we’d repeat the exercise ever since, especially as he covered the life cycle of butterflies at school recently. We… Continue reading »

Pass the Word

Pass the Word

As you all know Monkey is a rather reluctant writer.  He gets easily frustrated and struggles with it all.  The situation probably isn’t helped by his letter formation, when he writes, he starts most letters in the wrong place, so he’s always covering more distance on a page than he needs… Continue reading »

The Little Guide to Science – review and giveaway

The Little Guide to Science

Monkey is getting really interested in anything to do with science and engineering these days. He is like a little sponge, soaking up information, storing it for future reference and then recalling it weeks and even months later.  When I discovered The Little Guide to Science recently, I thought it would… Continue reading »

Book bundle delights from Miles Kelly #GiveTheGiftOf

Book bundle delights from Miles Kelly

It’s always exciting when Monkey gets mail, but even more so when it’s come from the North Pole! I’d been employed as one of Santa’s little helpers so I had an idea this his parcel might be some book bundle delights from Miles Kelly. This Christmas the team at Miles Kelly are… Continue reading »

Snail World from Interplay UK

Snail World from Interplay UK

Regular readers know how much Monkey and I love a good snail hunt. These little creatures fascinate us both. We look for all the different coloured shells and admire them as they slither along, I try to forgive them for eating my plants along the way. We are big fans… Continue reading »

Vtech DigiGo #VTechDigiGo

Vtech DigiGo

Monkey’s been brought up surrounded by Vtech toys since he was a few months old. When we were asked to become a Vtech DigiGo Ambassador with Tots100 for the next 3 months I jumped at the chance. Over the last few years he’s moved on from his Vtech Laptop to… Continue reading »

Junior Dictionary & Thesaurus

Junior Dictionary & Thesaurus

Now that Monkey is really starting to show an interest in reading I thought it would be an ideal time to get him a Junior Dictionary & Thesaurus.  Miles Kelly have a lovely version, packed with useful information delivered in a clear and precise way for younger readers. The dictionary part… Continue reading »