Partyitos furry friends – review

Partyitos furry friends - review

The latest range are here to “get the party started”. There are eight different characters to collect in the brand-new range from Cutetitos. These cuddly creatures come wrapped up in their own blanket which you have to open and unroll to reveal your character. Partyitos range and there are four different patterns to the wraps … Read more

Dream Bright Care Bear review

Dream Bright Care Bear review

The Care Bears are a group of loveable huggable BFFs who lean on each other, embracing courage determination and friendship in order to keep spreading those good caring vibes to the world. This year marks their 40th anniversary and so there’s some awesome new bears in the group and they’re all available to collect. Arlo … Read more

SuperThings – Guardians of Kazoom – review and competition

SuperThings - Guardians of Kazoom - review and competition

I’ve shared these awesome little things before over on the gram – if you haven’t already heard about them then I expect you will as these are the hottest collectible on the playground. Arlo was super excited to receive a selection of from the Super Guardians of Kaboom. The cartoon heroes and villains feature in … Read more

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

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

Stickle Bricks review

Stickle Bricks review

Arlo is a huge fan of construction, ever since he has been able to place stacking bricks on top of one another he’s been happy – able to flex his creativity and experiment with materials and resources. This had also been noticed at nursery and we constantly got feedback about how well he did with … Read more

Steiff Teddy bear – Elmar review

Steiff Teddy bear - Elmar review

Arlo has very kindly been sent out a beautiful Elmar bear from Steiff. To commemorate his starting school I thought he needed a special new friend and he makes the perfect gift because he’s just so huggable and soft. In fact this bear is the ideal gift suitable even for newborns. Available to order online … Read more