The Lost Hat: Picnic Adventures Part One – Review and Giveaway

This past week I have been reading The Lost Hat: Picnic Adventures Part One to baby girl. It’s the first book in the Kitty Katz Club series by Sarah Milne.

The fascinating thing about this book is that it has an accompanying CD. Throughout the book it tells you when to listen to the appropriate track at that point. I love the interactive way this book brings music and words together.

The Lost Hat - Kitty Katz Club by Sarah Milne

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Let’s Go PJ Masks DVD Review

As I’m sure many of you with young children will know, PJ Masks is a fun cartoon that probably fills your TV from morning until bedtime! Well it does in my house! Baby girl is obsessed with PJ Masks and will dance around the living room shouting “Let’s Go!” At any opportunity she can. Last year we reviewed the Time to be a Hero DVD and also had the chance to share our thoughts on the PJ Masks Deluxe 16 Figure Playset pack.

When we had the opportunity to watch the new PJ Masks – Let’s Go PJ Masks DVD before it was released it made both our day. Yes I’m known to start humming the PJ Masks theme tune at work, it gets in your head! When baby girl had a cold last week we had the time to snuggle up and settle down to watch the whole DVD in one go.

Let's Go PJ Masks DVD

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Snuggle Time with Winnie the Pooh Plush Range and Friends

The Snuggle Time Winnie the Pooh Plush range is adorable. I have been a huge Pooh fan since I was little. I even used to play Pooh Sticks all the time. To be given the chance to view our thoughts on the new Snuggle Time Winnie the Pooh Plush range is an awesome opportunity.

Winnie the Pooh is a fictional teddy bear created by one of the best well-known authors A. A Milne. Winnie the Pooh was named after A. A Milnes son Christopher Robin’s teddy bear. As well as his other toys Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Roo and Kanga who all make an appearance in the books.

Posh Paws Winnie the Pooh and Friends

The Snuggle time Winnie the Pooh collection from Posh Paws has been made especially for little ones to snuggle. Each character is soft, chunky and floppy, with delicately toned colours, perfect for cuddles.

The Snuggle Time collection comes in Small, medium (12 inch) and large sizes.

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Living Arrows 5/53 (2018)

Here we are on week 5 of Living Arrows. You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 4/53.

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”

The week started off pretty well, baby girl has been picking up lots of phrases and words. She recognises her favourite cartoon characters and goes around calling out Skye, Marshall, Gekko, Owlette! It’s so cute!

From Friday onwards and all weekend she has had a terrible cold and sore throat. She seems to have inherited the way a cold comes out in her from me. Whenever I get a cold I suffer with runny eyes and sore throat. Bless her she’s much better now, but Friday night she wouldn’t stay upstairs and wanted to come down to the living room. My husband and I stayed up with her most of the night comforting her as she was being sick and full of snot. I had about 3 hours sleep before I had to get ready for work at 5am.

Being 28 weeks pregnant and having to work a full day on just 3 hours sleep was challenging. I kept telling myself you are getting prepared for the sleepless nights when the new baby arrives! I kept myself going on chocolate, chips and cheese toasties at work!

Here is a photo of baby girl earlier in the week before the horrible cold arrived, her new favourite thing is to tip her toy basket up and sit on it, that’s when she isn’t trying to get in it!

Living Arrows 5/53

 

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Unique Hobbies for Your Children to Discover in 2018

It’s safe to say that we spend lots of time using various forms of technology, but that’s no excuse for kids not to embrace the outdoors on a regular basis and get plenty of exercise. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few unique hobbies — from outdoor paintball to hiking trips — that can make sure your children stay active this year.

In the digital age, we benefit significantly from the continual evolution of modern technology. While this is definitely a huge advantage for many aspects of everyday life and business, it has also made it a lot easier for the current generation to slip into lazy habits.

These days, children spend less time outside than ever before. In fact, a survey in 2016 showed that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates.

unique hobbies for children in 2018

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

If you feel that your kids are spending too much time glued to screens and would benefit from an outdoor hobby this year, here are a few unique ideas to pique their interest.

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Book Review and Giveaway: Where Have all the Animals Gone?

This past week we have been catching up on reading with this cute little book about a farm and its animals. Where have all the animals gone? is written by Darren Paul Ellis from Lancashire. Who is an airline pilot when he’s not writing.

Having grown up on a smallholding with cows, geese, chickens, goats and a pony this book appealed to me. The big kid I am! I have a love of all farm things and would love to pass some of this onto baby girl. I think already she is an outdoorsy girl like her mum!

Where Have all the Animals Gone?

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