I am NOT a Dinosaur!

I am NOT a Dinosaur!

I’m sticking with a prehistoric theme today.  This morning saw me talking about Dinotrux toys and this afternoon I’m sharing a prehistoric delight in the form of a great, factual book. I am NOT a Dinosaur! is another great find from Sterling Books, which is written by Will Lack and illustrated… Continue reading »

How Hot Is Lava?

How Hot is Lava?

I’ve only been lucky enough to see an active volcano once in my life.  There was something quite amazing about looking at it from a distance and seeing a constant line of steam rising from its surface.  All these years later and they still fascinate me, and Monkey shares the… Continue reading »

Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?

Where Do Garbage Trucks Go?

There are a number of things I miss about Monkey being at school, one of them being our weekly wait for the arrival of the dustbin lorry.  He’d get so excited when he’d hear it reversing down our road and we’d always have to stand on the doorstep watching the… 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 »

ABC Universe

ABC Universe

I think all children eventually become fascinated with planets and stars, even if it’s only a passing phase.  I can remember being so proud of myself when I could remember which order the planets in our solar system orbit the sun.  Monkey has lots of spaceship rockets in varying sizes… Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – Book reviews – Meets the Animals and Big Machines

As you know we love all things Tractor Ted so when we received some of the Tractor Ted books to review I was very interested to see what Monkey thought to them. The first one we read was Tractor Ted Meets the Animals (there is also an accompanying DVD) …….. Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – DVD review – Meets the Horses

As you’ll remember from my previous post we were recently sent some lovely goodies by the people at Tractor Ted. Tractor Ted is a little green tractor who lives in Tractorland. Today we decided to watch a DVD, Tractor Ted Meets the Horses. In this DVD we get to meet… Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – DVD review – Meets More Animals and Showtime

As you’ll remember from my previous post we were recently sent some lovely goodies by the people at Tractor Ted.   Tractor Ted is a little green tractor who lives in Tractorland. Today we decided to watch a couple of the DVD’s, the first being Tractor Ted Meets More Animals…. Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – DVD Review – In the Springtime and Big Machines

When we had lunch on a trip to Cotswold Farm Park earlier in the year, Monkey was given his in a Tractor Ted cardboard box lunchbox.  With Monkey being slightly obsessed with Tractors, I saved the box and checked out the Tractor Ted website when we got home.  We joined… Continue reading »