2018-06-26

Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
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Prepare to battle – Pillow Fight Warriors

Yesterday, 8th April was National Pillow Fight Day! How awesome is that? To celebrate this day, Love Bomb Cushions based in Leeds, sent us some new pillow fight warriors which are designed especially for challenging your friends and family to an epic pillow fight battle. We received two shield visions, with a lovely Celtic style
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Airhogs Micro Race drone

REVIEW – Airhogs Micro Race Drone

We were offered the chance to review the Airhogs Micro Race Drone by SpinMaster and Nathan was beyond excited to get his hands on this new gadget. With an age range of 8+, Nathan who is now 11 thought it was a great toy for big kids of any age who love to play with
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Half Term Boredom Buster Suggestions

With the half term just around the corner, you may be looking forward to the week long break with the children, but all of us parents know that by the end of the holidays we are wishing the normality of day to day life to arrive back, and quickly. The crowd of “I’m bored!”, “I’m
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Christmas Gifts with The Works

Are you ready for Christmas? I have to admit, I am starting to panic. I have not finished my shopping and this year I am catering for six at Christmas dinner. I keep telling myself that it is just a day but we always get swept up in the festivities that we panic thinking everything
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Christmas comes but once a year – but if you are a blogger it lasts for MONTHS!

Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas, and I have already got the decorations out.  You may think I am mad but as a blogger this is quite normal.  This year I am undertaking a task that has had me up at night counting the days till Christmas, and not in a good way –
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Kids Days Out Do Not Get Better Than This – Digital Kids Show Manchester

If you combine an awesome day out that teenagers and toddlers can enjoy with a much needed dose of coding, STEM, digital toys and e-safety advice, what do you get? THE DIGITAL KIDS SHOW! On October 29th & 30th, thousands of Minecraft, gaming, YouTube loving children and parents will gather at EventCity for a day
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Review – Metallic Tattoo Kit by Interplay

One thing that I know most kids love are tattoos. Even when I was little I can still remember the really rubbish ones that I would get in packs of bubble gum or from vending machines at the shop. We would stick them on by spitting on them to get the transfer to come off
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Product Review – Butterfly World by Interplay

A few months ago, Nathan and I were given the chance to review Butterfly World, part of the My Living World series of educational and learning development kits from Interplay. We were sent the kit and along side it a pot arrived, well packaged, that contained 5 tiny caterpillars and their food source for the
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Enhancing learning with Education Quizzes

Over recent months, Nathan’s Primary School have been setting homework tasks for his class via Mathletics, a website aimed at developing children’s mental maths based on their age group and key stage. The more they play, the more points they accumulate which can be traded in for avatar upgrades. It is such a great concept
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