Paper FX – review

Paper FX - review

As you may know I am a huge fan of upcycling and can often be found skip diving in order to turn one man’s rubbish in to my treasures. I’m also a collector/hoarder of all sorts of arts and crafts supplies including paper. Now finally we have some awesome projects on the go because of … Read more

Toy Fair hero toys and top trends

The hero toys and top trends for 2022

Behind the scenes of the glitzy world of toy reviewing and social media there’s an industry worth billions , with manufacturers, designers and marketing agencies working hard all year round to make sure that kids dreams come true on Christmas morning. The Toy fair is the annual trade show where manufacturers showcase their latest new … Read more

There’s a new pickle in town – reversible Cats vs. Pickle plushie review

There’s a new pickle in town - reversible Cats vs. Pickle plushie review

Cats vs. Pickles invites you to enter a world in which cats are nothing short of paw-trified of Pickles! But, for their green pickled adversaries, this fear is a cu-cumbersome burden to bear, because Cats have simply meows-understood! All they want is a bit of love! Arlo has been obsessed with these funny little things … Read more

Teaching kids knife skills

Teaching kids knife skills

As a trainee teacher in design and technology one thing which I am constantly repeating over and over is “bridge and claw” – this is the method we use to teach knife skills to our children from year seven and I have found myself repeating it to the GCSE groups too. Some pupils could rival … Read more

Which scooter for a four year old?

Which scooter for a four year old?

Arlo has been obsessed with scooters from a very young age and we have had our fair share of adventures on three wheeled options which have helped him gain confidence up to this stage. Every time we visit the local park his eyes glaze over as he watches the big kids on the ramps and … Read more

Introducing Morphle Merch

Introducing Morphle Merch

Once upon a time I was a parent who was passionate about having zero screen free time – then lockdown happened and I discovered the untold positives of children’s technology. Of course I am still an advocate for learning through play and the benefits of natural resources but I have managed to find some wonderful … Read more

ProjeX – toy review

ProjeX - toy review

From the moment we unboxed this game we have all been fiercely competing against each other for household champion bragging rights. ProjeX is like one of the retro arcade games and the best thing is you don’t need any screens – just the base, blasters and a blank wall. The box comes with a base, … Read more