Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stickle Bricks – A Toy for All Ages

It is a rare treat to see all my 3 girls playing together with the same toy.  When my 3 year old chose to play with Stickle Bricks, my 1 year old and 7 year old joined in, each getting very different … Continue reading

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Happy Feet 2 XBox 360 Game Review

The Happy Feet 2 game is a family game aimed at children from 3 years old. As I haven’t personally played this game I asked my 7 year old if she would like to review it. Here are her thoughts. … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of Literacy

As an Early Years teacher I have always capitalised on opportunities for literacy in everyday life. Making children aware and involving them in these things is often key to children viewing reading and writing as fun. Traditionally these would have … Continue reading

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‘ Once Upon a Time’ Raising Money for Save the Children

A few weeks ago I responded to a request to contribute to a children’s story book entitled ‘Once Upon a Time’  to raise money for Save the Children. I have always wanted to write for children but have struggled with the … Continue reading

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Ther’s More toMe than Being a Mum on Netmums Blog

For those who have been following my journey to see myself as more than a mum, I am featured writing about this topic on the Netmums Blog this week. I have received some really interesting comments, giving me food for thought.  I … Continue reading

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Win a My Way Spinbrush – Fun Toothbrush Design Competiton on Cartoon Network

  A little while ago I reviewed the Arm & Hammer  ‘My Way Spinbrush’, a kids electric toothbrush that the children can customise with their own stickers.  My kids loved them and they really encouraged them to brush their teeth. They would … Continue reading

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Fun with Magic Snow

A few weeks ago, I picked up a tube of Magic Snow.  I have never seen this before but I thought it might be a nice Christmas play idea. It comes as a powder in a  test tube shaped container and … Continue reading

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