Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch #spynet

Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch

We were recently given the chance to join the Jakks Pacific Spy Net blogging panel and once we’d accepted the mission a mysterious package arrived.  We couldn’t hear any ticking time bombs so we decided it was safe to open.  Our first mission – Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy… Continue reading »

Making Christmas memorable with ELC #ComeAndPlay

Making Christmas memorable with ELC

As we get ever closer to the big day later this month, Monkey and I have been talking about my Christmas’s as a child and the traditions we had.  Very much like Monkey, we always spent Christmas Day at home, just the four of us.  We’d see my Granny and… Continue reading »

Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack

Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the Tonka brand has been helping kids have lots of imaginative play fun for 70 years.  It’s a brand I remember well from my own childhood, and their toys are built to last.  The Tonka Diecast Emergency Three pack is another example of this, robust… Continue reading »

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Being a family of motorsport enthusiasts I’m always looking for ideas that combine this love with Monkey’s keenness for construction.  I recently found the perfect match with the Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car.  It’s even in red! As a child I was used to watching my Dad spending hours making up his… Continue reading »

#ClangersForKindness – giveaway

ClangersForKindness

As I’m of a certain age, I grew up with the original series of the Clangers, and it was one of my favourite programmes as a child.  I’d actually bought the DVD of the series for Monkey when I was pregnant.  There was no way this child wasn’t going to… Continue reading »

K’Nex Cars Building Set 25525

We’ve shown you roller coasters, we’ve thrilled you with a ferris wheel and today we’re sharing a smaller set, the K’Nex Cars Building Set 25525.  This set is aimed at children aged 7 years and over, comes with 187 pieces and you can produce 12 different vehicles. This is a non-motorised… Continue reading »

Having fun with JCB Kids #digtheadventure

Having fun with JCB Kids

There are some brands that really having meaning to us as a family.  There’s a connection. One of the first books that Monkey was ever given as a present was a My 1st JCB book about Freddie Fastrac the Tractor.  He was a baby at the time, and I wasn’t… Continue reading »

K’Nex 3 in 1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set 17035

K'Nex 3 in 1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set 17035

Last week I shared the great Electric Inferno Roller Coaster set from K’Nex with you. Today I’ve got a real beauty for you.  In fact, Monkey nearly cried when we opened this particular delivery.  For the longest time he’s looked longingly at the display in our local toy shop.  It’s… Continue reading »

K’Nex Electric Inferno Roller Coaster 17040

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Monkey first discovered K’Nex a few years ago when we were visiting family friends for the weekend. They’d got their kids old set out, and Monkey was in heaven.  Even though, at that time he was too young for a lot of the construction, he loved the idea of the… Continue reading »

Magnetic Construction fun with Playmags

Magnetic Construction fun with Playmags

Back in January I came across something at Toy Fair, which I knew instantly would go down well with my son.  Monkey is nearly 7, and his love of all things building, shows no sign of waning.   He’s been having magnetic construction fun with Playmags for the last couple of… Continue reading »