Battle Play with Little Green and Blue Men and Women

Awesome Little Green Men

When it comes to battle play, the little boys don’t need any encouragement. Whether they are playing Power Rangers with their big brother or having a dinosaur battle, they are very imaginative in their play and it’s very entertaining to watch them – when I’m not breaking up a fight over who has what colour […]

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The Original Mobile Game: Why Playing Cards Continues to Engage and Delight

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Grandmothers, doctors, and counselors agree – family is healthy for you. However, family members have varying personalities and interests despite the same gene pool. Mums and dads spend thousands on unsuccessful, cramped, and inconvenient holidays just for a few hours of ‘family time’ on a beach, mountain, etc. Here’s how to sit around the table […]

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Backseat drivers: The next generation

backseat driver

I live with a backseat driver. I mean, a really bad back seat driver. He’s three! “Go faster Mummy” “Slow down Mummy” “Turn here Mummy” “Go by these cars Mummy” “You have gone the wrong way Mummy” It’s exhausting and endearing in equal measure. Any of you guys have a backseat driver in the family? […]

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Encouraging little helpers at home

little helpers

I’ve talked quite a bit on the blog before about encouraging the children to help around the house, how this can not only get things done, but also provide both enjoyment and a learning experience for the children. The children love to help out with: watering plants; vacuuming; sorting out recycling, matching socks up from […]

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Easy, inspired, tactile, durable play in a box

construction toys

Construction toys Construction toys are a firm favourite in our house, always have been. The children all love to build things. It might be a tower, a plane, a boat, a car, anything really, but they love to build. Although LEGO is a firm favourite of the older children, we did have a small LEGO […]

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Celebrating 20 years of the Teletubbies

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Can you believe it…the Teletubbies are 20 years old this year! Now that really makes me feel old. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Teletubbies brand. Who is the favourite in your house? Our youngest loves Po, but he’s also quite fond of the Noo Noo that he wheels around the house too. The […]

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