Mathematics Flash Cards

Mathematics Flash Cards

Maths has never been my strongest point.  I flourished at most subjects at school, but this was definitely my Achilles heel.  I can remember my poor Dad, sitting with me, trying to help me ‘get it’.  He had the patience of a saint, but I was clearly never going to… Continue reading »

BritMums Live 2014

BritMums Live 2014

In June 2013 I watched the awards ceremony for BritMums Live on my laptop.  I hadn’t felt that I knew enough about blogging to attend the event myself.  What did I know?  I’d feel like an intruder, I wouldn’t understand anything, I’d feel stupid, daft, like an imposter (delete as… Continue reading »

Jump Up and Join In – book reviews #JUJI

Jump Up and Join In

You may remember some months ago that Monkey and I went to London to meet David and Carrie Grant, when they launched the first of the Jump Up and Join In books and app. Last month saw the release of the fifth and six books in the Jump Up and… Continue reading »

Thomas & Friends Amazing ABC – a book review

Thomas & Friends Amazing ABC

I think it’s fairly clear that Monkey is a big fan of Thomas & Friends, especially as he’s birthday treat was a Days Out with Thomas event!  Monkey has just turned 4 and really needs help with learning his letters, he gets easily distracted and isn’t that bothered about learning… Continue reading »

Brio Monorail Airport set – a review for The Toadstool

Brio Monorail Railway set

    As you know we’ve recently returned from visiting my parents in Spain.  We travelled from Birmingham Airport and Monkey was fascinated by their Monorail.  It was something he’d never seen before, so imagine his delight when The Toadstool sent us the new Brio Monorail Airport Set to review!  He… Continue reading »

Design and Drill Activity Center – a review for Junior Scholars

Design & Drill Activity Center

Last Saturday we were invited to attend a Blogger Event in Watford, hosted by the lovely team at Junior Scholars.  At the end of the event we were offered a game to try at home.  We selected the Design and Drill Activity Center. The Design and Drill Activity Center is… Continue reading »

Junior Scholars

Junior Scholars

On Saturday Monkey and I set off for a blogging event hosted by Junior Scholars in Watford. I’d never actually been to Watford before, but once we’d navigated around Aylesbury it was a pretty easy run and we made it to the town centre in just over an hour.  Thankfully… Continue reading »

Avalanche Fruit Stand – a game review for Learning Resources

Daddy P comes from a long line of Greengrocers and we’ve always made a point of sharing his family history with Monkey.  I love games, toys and books that relate to our family – whether it be a love of nature or the ‘family business’.  When Learning Resources asked me… Continue reading »

Elephant’s Birthday Bells – a #juji Book review

We recently visited Egmont in London to meet David and Carrie Grant and learn all about the Jump Up and Join In – #juji series, featuring books, CD’s and a new app. The series is aimed at 4-8 year olds, so something that will be great for Monkey as he’ll… Continue reading »

Jump Up and Join In – a brand new app #juji

As you know we were very lucky to get an exclusive sneak preview of the Jump Up and Join In app last week, when we met Carrie and David Grant at Egmont in London. The app was officially launched yesterday and is now available to buy from the Apple store… Continue reading »