Review: My Little Pony The Movie Seashell Lagoon Playset & Canterlot Castle Playset

As Toddler L gets older, she – and I – are discovering new children’s TV shows to watch. Something we’ve dabbled in over the last few months is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which we watch on Netflix. This was sparked by my folks who bought her a Princess Cadence toy for her birthday. Obviously […]

Review: LEGO DUPLO Minnie Mouse Bow-tique (10844) & Fun Family Fair (10841)

There are very few toys which are universally loved by everyone – it’s without doubt that LEGO (and LEGO DUPLO) is one of these. Check out some of these mind boggling stats from The Wall Street Journal – (1) there’s 102 LEGO bricks for every person on Earth, (2) 3 million LEGO elements are made per […]

Review: SmarTrike T3 2-Stage Kids 3-Wheel Scooter (Purple)

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed more and more kids – and adults – flying around on the human-powered contraptions known as scooters. It’s not been something that’s ever interested me personally – mainly because you look like a right dick when you’re an adult – but it’s something we’ve considered for Toddler L. […]

Review: SmartGames Preschool Puzzle Games – Bunny Boo & Little Red Riding Hood

As Toddler L gets older, we’re noticing a change in what she plays with and how she plays. Over the last few months, there’s been a definite tendency towards (1) imaginative play, (2) creative / craft stuff and (3) solving problems. So, for example, she’s using her imagination to cook in her kitchen or play doctors, […]

Staying Active With The Toddler During Winter

Apart from Christmas, winter is a bleak time in the UK. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s windy and generally pretty unappealing – what do you mean I couldn’t get a job with Visit Britain?! Due to the harsh conditions outside, it’s easy to take cover and stay inside. When it’s barely above freezing out there, making […]

Review: Kiddimoto Super Junior Max Metal Balance Bike, Helmet And Gloves

When I think back to my favourite things as a kid, riding a bike was definitely up there. As a pre-teen, a bike can make you feel on top of the world – the thrill, the speed, the ability to go anywhere and do anything. If I remember rightly, I had an orange Raleigh Chopper – although […]

Review & Giveaway: Tidlo Workbench Review Plus Win £50 BrightMinds Voucher

With Halloween and Bonfire Night now behind us for another year, it was only a matter of time before the C word was mentioned – no, not that one! As every parent knows, Christmas can be an expensive and stressful period. I’ve therefore teamed up with BrightMinds to offer one lucky winner the chance to bag themselves a […]

Reading Toddler L’s Favourite Children’s Books

It’s widely accepted that reading to your kid is pretty bloody awesome. Not only does it allow you to spend quality time together, but it can help with things like their vocabulary, literacy, concentration, understanding and imagination. This, in turn, can increase their chances of success in the future. Out of interest – and also […]