Getting creative with Nutty Putty – review and giveaway

Getting creative with Nutty Putty

I first came across Nutty Putty on the run up to Toy Fair earlier this year.  I was then able to see the product in action whist I was at the exhibition in January. I loved the idea of making bright and colourful things with Monkey that he could keep.  We’ve… Continue reading »

Sandwich Shop – a review

Sandwich Shop

We thought our mission as Eco Friendly Toy Testers was over but we have another 3 assignments to share with you.  Let me introduce you to the Sandwich Shop from Green Toys. The Sandwich Shop is a set aimed at children aged 2 years and over, and as with all… Continue reading »

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle

As you know I have a big Octonauts fan here.  It’s a fab CBeebies series teaching youngsters all about marine life.  Monkey has certainly learnt loads from watching Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and friends.  So when we were asked to look at the new Octonauts Gup-S Polar Exploration Vehicle from Fisher Price,… Continue reading »

Exploring with Dinosaurs – a review for Safari Ltd/Asobi

Exploring with Dinosaurs

I came across an American company called Safari Ltd on Instagram a while ago.  They supply a huge variety of hand painted plastic animals and I’d spotted some of Monkey’s favourites.  Safari Ltd have been producing these animals and figurines for over 30 years and their products are now distributed… Continue reading »

Green Toys Chef Set – pretend play – a toy review

Green Toys Chef Set

As you know we’re working with Green Toys at the moment as an Eco Friendly Toy Tester.  Last month I featured the great Tractor from the range, and for the last few weeks we’ve been having lots of Green Toys Chef Set pretend play fun. One thing you notice straight… Continue reading »

Safari Building Blocks – a review #PlayPatrol

Safari Building Blocks

Any regular reader of this blog will know how much I love wooden toys, they are just so tactile.  If you’ve been looking at my Twitter and Facebook feed recently then you will know that we’ve made it to the final 21 hopefuls who would like to become #PlayPatrol agents… Continue reading »

Wooden Activity Boat – a review for The Toadstool

Wooden Activity Boat

Over the last week Monkey has been having lots of sea-faring adventurers – we’ve been tackling bubble bath icebergs, fishing for star fish and turtles and working as salvage men, recovering a wreck from the bottom of the bath!  All this action has been thanks to a lovely wooden Activity… Continue reading »

Djeco Space Tap Tap – a review for Butterflies & Dragons

Djeco Space Tap Tap

You may remember we had a spaced themed week here a couple of months ago.  We looked at the Discovery Spaceship, we had a spaced themed reading week and more besides.  So when I was contacted by the lovely team at Butterflies & Dragons to review an item from their… Continue reading »

Mister Maker: That Gives Me an Idea! Watch & Make Vol 5 DVD Review

We first discovered Mister Maker on Cbeebies about a year ago, and although Monkey was only 2 and a half at the time he was totally mesmerised by the programme and I was instructed to record it religiously! For those of you who have been visiting Mars recently, Mister Maker… Continue reading »