Beautiful 3D Cinderella Puzzle Review

I have a longstanding love for Disney’s Cinderella. As the oldest child in a family with working parents, I always had more responsibilities and chores than my siblings, and at a young age, my granny started calling me Cinderella, and well, I’ve never slept in the cinders next to the fire (unless you count camping under the stars!) or had two ugly step-sisters take over my home (though I do have two daughters, and now I mention it, it rarely looks like my home anymore!) When I was asked if the girls would like to review the Ravensburger Cinderella Puzzle, I said YES! But actually, I was lying. I had no intention of sharing it with them. Personally, I think the Cinderella Carriage looks gorgeous on my windowsill!

Cinderella Puzzle

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Spiders And Spouts Mini Games From Orchard Toys

If you’re going off on holiday and need to stock up on some new games for the journey, the Spiders and Spouts mini game set from Orchard Toys is one to add to your travel bag.

One of a selection of mini games from Orchard Toys – there’s Crocodile Snap, Build a Beetle, Little Bus Lotto, Penguin Pairs and Dinosaur Dominoes, Animal Match, Animal Families, Little Bug Bingo, Llamas in Pyjamas, and more – Spiders and Spouts is a take on the classic Snakes and Ladders, but in travel size.

Spiders and Spouts

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6 Days Only: The Parenting Super Bundle 2017

Do you ever feel like you just need a ‘top up’ of parenting know how? Just a little inspiration?  Well, here’s an entirely library full for you! The Parenting Super bundle has 35 eBooks, 10 eCourses, 2 audios, 23 printables, 9 workbooks, and 1 membership site, plus 2 physical + 2 digital bonuses. Bought individually the total cost of the items in this bundle are $1283.96/ £987.24/ AU$1628.19 but it is selling for $29.97/£23.04/AU$38.

During the first two days (Wed. & Thurs.) customers will receive a free eReader upgrade that includes the mobi & epub versions of all ebooks formatted for eReaders. After that, the upgrade will be $10.

Customers will have the chance to add the Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle for $27 after checkout.

Here’s a look at some of the 1600 printable pages from this bundle:

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Character Options Easy Braids {Review}

My girls love role play. If 20 years from now they’re both actresses, I’d not be in the least bit surprised. They can spend their days lost in play, if I don’t pull them away to do something ‘more constructive’. So when I saw the Character Options Easy Braids machine, I knew it would be one they’d have fun with.

The Easy Braids machine is a plastic jobbie with three funnels through which you thread the hair you want braided, then you press the button and just like that, lovely braided hair.

What’s in the box? Easy Braid Review

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“Word Has It!” Game Review

Another game review today as I’ve been really slack in getting these games online, even though we’ve been playing them for weeks! Today’s game is super for anyone who loves word building games – the game is Word Has Itby University Games, and it’s best suited to those who can actually read.

The idea of Word Has It is to build the longest word you can within the given time limit, the given starting letter and the given category. So to start, you choose a category card – say ‘something that grows’ – then you spin the spinner and get a letter – say “F” – then hit the timer and you have a few seconds to come up with a word, find the letters and stack them to create a word. The winner is the person who has the longest word in the given time.Read more: “Word Has It!” Game Review

“Yeti In My Spaghetti” Game Review

I realised a while ago that while toys are all fine and well, games are a really good way to get the kids to play together and sometimes, having actual rules to play by is a bonus too, as there’s less bickering when the rules of play are actually written down (by someone else, not me!) So one of the games the kids have been playing a lot lately is Yeti In My Spaghetti from University Games.

Yeti In My Spaghetti is a modernised version of pick-up-sticks, basically, and you follow more or less the same rules, with the main difference being that you now have a Yeti that you need to keep out of the bowl.

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“Eye Found It” Game Review

Sunday is National Unplugging Day and one of the ways to go gadget free as a family is to stack up a bunch of board games and spend the day lazing about playing as a family. One of the games we’ve been loving recently is a Ravensburger game called I Found It. 

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Camping Toys and Games For Any Weather

On Monday morning I woke up, looked out the window, and decided we were going to spend the week camping in a field rather than cooped up in the house, so that was precisely what we did! Of course, in a climate like the UK, the weather can be changeable, so we packed a variety of wet weather, cold weather, and warm weather toys and activities to take along.

As compared to a foreign holiday where we want to see and explore as much as possible, camping out on practically our doorsteps means we can leave the cares of home life – laundry, cleaning  etc – behind, and just chill out without having to be anywhere or do anything.

While we didn’t have all of the below toys and games with us, but they are easy to find in a store such as The Works, and we think they are toys and games that will be great camping in wet or sunny weather:

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Water & Bead Play With The BABY Born Interactive Bath Tub {Review}

We’ve had three camping trips, visitors, sickness and all sorts over the last couple of months, and while it’s been fun (and not) one of the things that’s suffered a fair bit has been any sort of ‘blog schedule, and with it, some of the things I’ve been promising to write about – like the BABYBorn Interactive Bath Tub my girls received months ago now!BabyBorn Interactive Bath TubRead more: Water & Bead Play With The BABY Born Interactive Bath Tub {Review}

Getting Creative With Project MC2, Camryn Coyle and Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing Alcohol for kids? Well, yes, indeed! The new series of ‘party dolls’ as my 7 year old calls the latest range of Project MC2 dolls, all dressed up for the Maywood Glen art opening, involves dressed up characters with a new range of experiments to try out and enjoy.

We received the Camryn Coyle doll with the Tie Dye experiment.

Camryn comes with a handbag (with a  much better design than previous ones, as it’s a bit larger and so easier to open) and shoes. Her dress is two parts – top and skirt – and the box contains three coloured permanent markers and a pipette.

To make the experiment work, you have to provide the Rubbing Alcohol or Surgical Spirits, and the item to be designed – they suggest white canvas shoes, but we used a white blouse.

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