Competition – Win a Spiketus Rex Multi Half Backpack

I love to source unusual items for my girls, and I’m always browsing online shops. When Room to Grow got in touch asking if I’d like to review and run a giveaway for one of their products I thought the Spiketus Rex Multi half backpack looked fun.

With it being the back to school rush coming upon us, this half backpack would be great for school. It’s so bright your child would be able to spot their bag a mile off! Plus you would be able to spot your child as they all come out of school with hundreds of other children.

Spiketus Rex Multi half backpack

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Essential Back to School Stationery – The List

I know the kids have only now broken up from school for the Summer holidays, but everywhere you look in the shops the aisles are full of stationery supplies. When I was young getting all my stationery bits together was one of my highlights of the back to school thing.

Essential Back to School Stationery - The List

In fact only walking through a shop this week brought back the memories when I noticed in the pencil case section they had the Pepsi can shaped ones. I had one of these when I was like 13, some 22 years ago!

Having new back to school stationery shows great intentions and purpose for the school year ahead. It gives you a real buzz, confidence and the feeling you can achieve anything this year. Nothing is impossible! Let’s be honest though, it’s also the time to show off to your mates your funky new pencil case and new pen that you hope no one else has got.

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Encouraging My Little Adventurer With The Play More Campaign

When I was a young child you would always find me outside, wind, rain or shine. Baby girl is exactly the same. She loves to get out in the garden as soon as she’s had her breakfast. She doesn’t come in properly then until tea time. I mean she pop’s in now and again to see what I’m up to. Or to catch me having a sneaky biscuit, but mainly she spends her day in the garden.

Encouraging My Little Adventurer With The Play More Campaign

With her being an outdoorsy girl I love to find her things to do outside. She has the usual slide, sandpit, water table, Little Tikes car, but I like to find her other educational things to do. She enjoys gardening with me, and looking after the chickens. So when Sudocrem got in touch to let us know about their Play More campaign with Chris Packham I knew this would be an excellent activity for my little adventurer.

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BIC KIDS Young Artist Award Celebrating Creativity

I love creative competitions, and this one with BIC KIDS and Mumsnet for kids looks like a lot of fun! With only a few days left to enter, now the kids are on holiday it’s a great time to take part.

So what do you need to do?

BIC KIDS are looking for a young artist of the year. Open to all 5-11 year old kids, entrants are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and draw with complete freedom. Judges will award points for everything from creativity and use of colour to composition and subject matter.

Here is a picture of last years winner

BIC KIDS Young Artist Award Celebrating Creativity

13 finalists will be selected by industry experts from marketing, publishing and illustration, with each finalist from a different region across the nation winning the chance to have their work displayed on billboards in their home regions.

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Hopster – Children’s Development App Review

Many young children have access to some kind of tablet. To begin with when baby girl was around 20 months old, I thought she was far too young to use a tablet. Now I can see how beneficial it was to start her at that age. She is nearly 30 months old and has learnt loads from her Amazon Fire tablet. Such as shapes, colours and fruit (she has certain favourite games!)

When Hopster asked us to have a look at their kids learning app, I thought it would be great for her to look at some different games, online books, music and shows.

Hopster kids learning app

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Living Arrows 30/53 (2018)

Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 30/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast along with the new baby!

You can catch up on my last post here: Living Arrows 29/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Living Arrows 30/53 (2018)

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