Book Review: i-spy – In the Countryside and At the Beach

When I was a kid i-spy books were all the rage. I used to love wandering around with my book and pencil looking for all the things in the book. It was great fun and was a fantastic activity for the Summer holidays. Kept me occupied for hours!

So when I was asked to if I wanted to review a couple of the i-spy books it brought back amazing Summer memories and I thought this will be fun! Baby girl is a little too small to know the concept of the books but it’s fun putting her in the carrier and wondering off around the fields looking for everything In the Countryside book. I’m always chatting way to her so it’s great for the both of us to get some fresh air.

i-spy books - In the Countryside and at the seaside

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Why My Daughter Will Have A Different Childhood To Me

I have been thinking a lot about this the past few weeks. Why my daughter won’t have the same or similar childhood as me. Don’t get me wrong my baby is only 6 months old but it’s got me thinking already about what her life will be like as she grows older. 

My Childhood

Firstly I want to tell you a bit about my childhood. As a child of the 80’s I grew up alongside my sisters (and later in the 90’s my little brother). 

I used to have lots of fun playing around outside in all winds and weathers. Only coming in when it started to get dark. I used to play with anything we found. Not these high-tech games kids have nowadays. 

My toys used to be sticks and a shovel and I would play with rocks. 

Good Ole Daysm- childhood memories

I used to try to dig to Australia digging huge pits!  I would make camps under the trees. Collect pieces of smooth glass, rocks and pretty pieces of pottery on the old rough ground near the old mine workings. 

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Little Passports – Early Explorers Review

I came across the Little Passports subscription service through Angela over at Days in BedLittle Passports have an Early Explorers kit, which is the one I received to review and a World Edition. They cover the ages 3-5 and 6-10 years old.

The idea behind Little Passports is to inspire your children to learn about the world around them. It’s an  educational subscription box that will arrive through the mail every month.

Little Passports suitcase - Early Explorers

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The Branston Review

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Branston pickle. Pickle on a ploughman’s lunch is just my idea of the perfect lunch. So when I was asked if I would like to review a selection of Branston pickles, sauces and chutney, I couldn’t refuse could i?

My husband is a lover of brown sauces, whether they are fruity, spicy or smoky he just goes mad for it! So I gave him the task of trying out Branston’s new rich and smokey BBQ sauce.

Branston's BBQ sauce and Hot dog relish

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KidloLand App Review and Giveaway

I was offered the chance to review the fantastic app from Kidloland which is aimed at ages 0-5 years old. I had never heard of KidloLand before so was very interested in what their app could offer a 5 month old.

 

My initial questions were:

 

  • Would it be too old for a 5 month old?
  • Are there lots of activities to do?
  • Would it keep an older child occupied?
  • What was the quality of the images like?
  • Do you get your monies worth?

So the app was easily to download from the app store onto my iPhone. I was eager to see what the app was about.

KidloLand review and giveaway - lullabies, colours, shapes

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How can we help our children to learn about sharing? – WILF Books

I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children’s book delivery service.

Now you all know how much I love books so I’m very happy to help. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.

 

WILF Books - Inspire Imagination book sharing childrens
Image from WILF Books

 

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