I love subscription boxes and you can honestly get them for almost anything nowadays. The latest one we are reviewing is for baby girl. It’s an educational box for illustrated word learning by Mrs Wordsmith. We are reviewing the younger of the two, The Social Journey for ages 2-5 years. The older box is called The Narrative Journey and that’s for ages 6-13 years.
What is The Social Journey?
It’s about giving your children the opportunity to develop social and emotional intelligence with the right words, hilariously illustrated by the Hollywood artists behind Madagascar.
Welcome back to #bookreviewmondays. Today I have a review of a cute little children’s book called Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers by Michael Firman.
Tommy Twigtree and his friends enjoy peace and harmony in their garden. That is until Robbie Rabbit and his Bandits decide that carrots are on the menu!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.