Review & Giveaway: The Poppy Pym Series by Laura Wood

I had never heard of the Poppy Pym series before I was contacted. A good blurb on the book sold me I’m afraid in the email. So here I am reviewing this great series for kids, and also on day 1 of the Poppy Pym Blog Tour!

Oh and to host a little giveaway of the two books for you. I think they will make an excellent Christmas gift for kids.

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx book cover

Book Description

From the Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children’s Writing It’s Halloween at Saint Smithen’s. When the Brimwell town hall burns down, the amateur production of Macbeth is moved to the school and it’s all hands on deck. But when the play is struck by a series of mysterious attacks, it’s up to Poppy, her friends and her circus family to save the play and unmask the culprit.

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Tips on a Healthy Kids Lunch with Hartley’s Your Lunchbox

Although baby girl is not old enough for her kids lunch just yet, I have been thinking up tips on a healthy kids lunch for my nephew who will be heading into year 1 in September to pass over to my sister. He is a picky eater and loves cheese!

With back to school is on the horizon  Hartley’s set us on a challenge to come up with healthy tips and ideas for kid’s lunch boxes. 

Tips on a Healthy Kids Lunch with Hartleys Your Lunch Challenge - Rachel Bustin

Hartley’s jelly pots are championing a campaign called Hartley’s Your Lunchbox. It’s all about helping parents create brilliant lunches and collecting an exclusive lunchbox through its collector scheme.

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Kids: 7 Amazing Ideas For A Themed Bedroom

When it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom, it can be fun to consider a theme. Maybe they like space, or perhaps they love everything pink. Whatever their preferences, you can create an incredible space that reflects their personality. Here are some ideas when considering a themed bedroom.

Themed Bedroom ideas for Kids - Rachel Bustin

Image from Flickr

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Gardening For Kids: Getting The Little Ones Involved

Many people think of gardening as a hobby for older people. But it’s actually fun for all ages. If you have little ones, and you’re eager to get out and enjoy the garden, these tips will come in handy.

Designing a child-friendly garden

The best way to get the kids interested in gardening is to create a space, which inspires and intrigues them. Children are incredibly responsive to visual stimuli. Think about colours and make every part of the garden appealing to the eye. Use your imagination to encourage your children to have fun in the garden. Turn an old shed into a striped beach hut. Lay down some bark chippings and use logs as stepping-stones. Put up a rickety bridge or add a sunken sandbox. Put some goal posts on the lawn, or attach a basketball hoop to the side of the house. You want your garden to be a place the kids can play for hours with friends and family. Think about what they like to do, and encourage them to share their ideas with you.

Gardening for Kids

Image credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/riversdale_estate/26192609813

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Why not hold your own backyard Olympics with Little Passports?

Are you and your kids ready to go for the gold? With the Summer Olympics in full swing, you won’t want to miss the Little Passports list of Rio-ready activities to keep your little ones on their feet and having fun!

Events

Create backyard events such as the Long Jump, Paper Plate Discus, and Squirt Gun Archery. Consider inviting over friends and neighbors and hold your own backyard Olympics!

To make your own Olympic flag for the opening ceremony, check out this DIY Olympic Flag Craft. To complete the opening ceremony, the Olympic torch is passed from athlete to athlete until it reaches the last person. Who lights the stadium cauldron.

Why not create your own Olympic torch for your mini Olympic games?

Encourage your budding Olympians to learn about and represent different countries. Dress up in your country’s colors, march in to the national anthem, and wave the country’s flag while standing on the podium!


Finally, learn more about Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics, with a subscription to Little Passports World Edition for 6-10 year olds.

Let the games begin!


I hope you are enjoying the Olympics. We love to watch the different sports everyday. It’s good fun seeing activities like trampolining and synchronised swimming which you don’t see everyday.

 

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Book Review: My First Discoveries – Water

This book, My First Discoveries – Water is my first review for BoolinoLast month I was contacted by a company called Boolino who specialise in being book advisors for children and young readers. They asked me to join them as a Boolino Friend.

I adore books, as you know and I want my baby girl to share the same love for books as I do. So I gladly accepted their offer to review books on my blog and we get to keep them afterwards. Yay!  At 6 months old baby girl already loves her books.

So this first discovery book is on the subject of water. It’s designed for 4-8 year olds. But that hasn’t stopped baby girl from having a look!

Book - My First Discoveries - Water

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