To mark British Science Week, N (3) and I have been busy trying out some brilliant STEM products from one of our favourite brands – Learning Resources. She has been exploring with a toddler friendly first microscope, and trying out some of her very first experiments!
BABY Born have launched a new range of collectable dolls, each with 10 different surprises to discover. We already have the larger BABY Born Surprise Bath time doll, which was a big hit with my 3 year old daughter N, so we were excited to try out the new collectables, which share some of the same features.
There are 12 new dolls available in this wave of the Series 3 BABY Born Surprise doll collectables, and they each come in a little pod as you can see above, which needs to be opened and unwrapped to reveal the doll and all of the surprises – a total of 10 surprises to discover per doll.
The first thing you’ll see when you unwrap each doll, is your BABY Born surprise wrapped in one of 12 different cute character swaddles. We have the cactus, flamingo and mermaid ones which are all really unique.
You will find a sheet inside which shows you all of the styles that are available to collect, and allows you to tick them off, keeping track of your collection.
Century A New World game by Emerson Matsuuchi is the third and final game in the Century game series (the previous ones being Century Spice Road, and Century Eastern Wonders) This new Century A New World game is set in The Americas in the early 16th Century, and can be combined with the other two Century games if you have them.
This was our first time playing any of the Century games, and we were sent this game to try out as part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club.
We love game nights as a way to spend quality time with our older kids on the weekends, and one of the great games we’ve tried out recently via the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club is Blue Lagoon from Blue Orange.
Blume Baby Pop is a brand new range from Blume Dolls, which is out today (Boxing Day) in Tesco Stores across the UK.
We have been enjoying playing with Blume Dolls recently, so N was so excited to try out these new toys. The Blume Baby Pop range has all of the fun elements and surprises of the Blume Dolls, but with a new twist – inside your sprouts, there are babies hiding along with cute accessories. How many babies will you get in each pack – will it be 3, 4 or 5?
When you open the packet, you’ll find a tray with five sprouts, each needs to be popped – which has a very satisfying sound! Inside each one you will either find a baby, or some accessories.
When my boys were little, I found audiobooks so helpful with getting them settled at bedtime and encouraging them to lie in their beds happily while they fell asleep. I had been wanting to try something similar with my daughter who’s now getting to the right age, but with CDs not so common these days and as I’m not keen to use an iPad or Voice assistant device in the kids rooms, I have been wondering what method would be best.
Enter the tonies® Toniebox which offers a perfect child friendly solution to my dilemma, with screen-free story time and figures which are instantly recognisable to young children enabling my little girl to choose easily, and activate her Toniebox herself.
Christmas is not complete without family board games! This year in the run up to the festive season, we’ve been trying out some great card games from Ginger Fox which would make ideal stocking fillers, and are also great to bring along when visiting wider family over the Christmas season.
Here’s a run down of the games we have been trying out…
Tenable is a fun family board game, based on the popular ITV game show Tenable, where players have the opportunity to win up to 125,000 pounds. The show is hosted by Warwick Davis and has been running on ITV for three years, since 2016. Now with the Tenable board game, you can re-live the action and try out your own knowledge at home to see which of your family members will be the champion, and who will be ‘terrible at tenable’!
We were sent the Tenable board game to review, via the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club and have enjoyed playing it together with the kids. The Tenable game is recommended as age 10+ but we found when playing as a family group that younger children are able to take part quite easily, you may just need to be selective on some of the topics to give them a better chance if some of the topics are beyond their knowledge base.
A few months ago, my toddler N started to go through a phase where she didn’t enjoy baths. This really didn’t make the bed time routine relaxing, as every night rather than happily running up the stairs to the bathroom like she had always used to do, she would be crying and protesting about getting in the bath. Then, once I finally persuaded her to get in, I would have to wash her as quickly as possible because she would be desperate to get out pretty quickly too.
I wondered if some new bath time toys would help the situation, and luckily we were sent a BABY born Surprise Bathtub doll which I was sure would be perfect for our bath time issues.
Code Names is an easy to grasp spy themed card game based on word association. We were sent this game as part of the Blogger Board Game Club and have enjoyed playing it with the older kids in our family.
To play the game, the aim is to correctly identify words on a grid of cards based on one word clues from your team member.
Word cards are set out in a 5 x 5 formation in your playing area, with certain ones assigned as blue and certain ones assigned as red. Others are assigned as innocent bystanders, and one is the assassin card. The “guessers” will not know the location of each of these cards or colours, they can only see the words. Meanwhile, the clue giver will be able to see another card showing a map of these locations.
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