Category Archives: Children’s

Two Copies of Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem Vs The Sword Of Justice! DVD To Be Won

If your children are fans of Pokémon they will love this new move Kyurem Vs The Sword Of Justice.

Pokemon Kyurem sticker packshot 2D

When a mysterious Pokémon, the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo, is injured, Ash and friends attempt a rescue mission when they are suddenly attacked by the Legendary Pokémon Kyurem!

Learning Keldeo’s story, the friends unite to help take on Kyurem in order to save Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion – also known as the Swords of Justice.  In the face of adversity, will Keldeo find the courage to triumph and save the day?

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem Vs The Sword Of Justice RRP £10.99 is released on the 30th September and I have two copies to giveaway!

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Closing Date: 17th October 2013

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Parragon Book Buddies: Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge

We are Parragon Book Buddies and every month they send us a new book to read and review. Our latest book is Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge (£5.99).

It’s a really lovely little book about three dinosaur friends that want to fly. The illustrations are beautiful and really make this book.

Three Little Dinosaurs

I asked BG what she thought of the book and this is what she said:

Did you like this book? Yes (Girl of little words)

What was your best part of the story? All of it

What do you think of the pictures? They are very pretty

I think that’s a thumbs up from BG.

We have read this book several times and BG is not bored yet which is always a good sign.

We look forward to our next book!

Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge can be purchased from

5 Copies of Lazy Daisy Jazz for Babies to Be Won

Lazy Daisy  run lovely antenatal and baby massage and yoga classes.

Founder Julie Longs says:

We are not here to tell you ‘how to’ or what is right or wrong for you – but rather to help you discover an array of holistic techniques which can sit equally comfortably in any birth situation. From 4-hour natural labours at home, to mums feeding back on their increased confidence and feelings of empowerment during an assisted delivery, we have an array of past birthing stories  …..  any birth choice or parenting style is respected, because you know your body and your baby best!  We can even help you relax at home, with some lovely on-site relaxation samples from our antenatal classes and now a wonderful and unique calming CD for babies produced in collaboration with UK record label Jazz for Babies – simply luscious!

Classes can be found in Brighton, West Cheshire, Darlington and many other areas. To find a class close to you visit their find a class page.

Lazy Daisy also offers training so you can run your own classes.

I have 5 copies of their Jazz for Babies CD to giveaway.

Julie has handpicked each of the 20 tracks and has a special message with each one. It so lovely and calming for babies.

To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter below.

Closing Date: 16th October 2013

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The JOHNSON’S® Baby Easy Rinse Foaming Shampoo Challenge

“I have been invited by the JOHNSON’S® Baby team to try their product and blog about it. They have sent me a free sample of the product and some additional bath time toys as a gift. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”

We all know that bath time can be a nightmare and hair washing is the worst bit. BG went through a stage where she wouldn’t let either me or Oh wash her hair only nana could do it! JOHNSON’S® Baby Easy Rinse Foaming Shampoo because it’s been specially developed to turn the tears of hair washing horrors into lots of bubbling fun, with its easy rinse foaming format.

JOHNSON’S sent BG a Hair Washing Hero Pack which included the Easy Rinse Foaming Shampoo, a frog mirror, wall stickers (which OH said we weren’t allowed to use) and Easy Rinse Foaming Shampoo an easy rinse cup.

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BG then had to complete three challenges:

Challenge 1: DIY Fun Factor

This easy-to-use pump and foam shampoo means that your little one can wash their hair all by themselves! Give it a go together and see what bubbling fun you can have.

Challenge 2: Funky Foam Fun

Use the fun frog mirror to see what kind of funky foam hairstyles your toddler can make with the shampoo and enjoy the funny moment together.

Challenge 3: Rinse Ease

With light conditioning ingredients, the easy rinse formula washes out quickly and easily and will be even more fun for your toddler with the flexible rinse cup and wall stickers in your Hair Washing Hero Pack.

Johnsons

BG had lots of fun washing her hair. The pump is easy to use and BG was very happy the foam was pinkish.  The foam went on really well and BG liked making the different hair styles.

Rinsing is normally the part where is goes wrong for us but NG was excited to do it herself. She didn’t get on well with the jug but used the shower head and rinsed it all away.

Her hair was squeaky clean afterwards.

BG (and I) would recommend the JOHNSON’S® Baby Easy Rinse Foaming Shampoo to any child, its easy and fun to use.

Thank you JOHNSON’S, challenge complete!

 

 

Christmas Gift Idea: Official England Rugby Home Shirt for Children

We are a rugby family, my dad used to play so we spent many a weekend watching matches.

BG got her first England kit before she was born!

Rugby brand Canterbury recently joined forces with children’s retailer AlexandAlexa to launch the new England rugby kit for children.

We were sent a home shirt to try out and its really rather nice. BG loved wearing it and it washes up really well. I think we may have to take her to a proper game next year!

The shirt is £50 but you can also buy the full home kit for £50. The perfect gift for your little rugby fan.

Order quickly so you can get it before Christmas!

Review: ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones

ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones are engineered for safe sound output while maintaining Etymotic’s exceptional sound quality. By controlling earphone sensitivity, it is not necessary to restrict the volume setting on the player.

Sound heard through ETY•Kids earphones will not exceed safe levels, so parents can rest easy. Even at the maximum volume setting on portable players, kids can listen safely for up to four hours per day.

Price:  £59.99

Available from: Amazon

Suitable from:  4+

Initial Reaction:  Made for the ipad, ipod and Iphone these were ideal for BG as we have an ipad which she likes to play games on and watch films if we are traveling. We had been looking for some suitable earphones for her but they were all too big.

Pros:

  • Made for small ears
  • Comes with different sizes
  • Comes in a handy carry bag
  • Comes with a 3 button volume control
  • Volume will not go over safe levels
  • Seals the ears so volume levels stay safe

Cons:

  • None

Value for money? They are a little expensive but I am willing to pay the extra to ensure BG’s hearing is protected.

Overall Reaction:  Great product. BG likes having her own earphones and we don’t have to listen to Bugs Bunny for the 100th time.

 

Review:I Can Chatting with Children

I Can Chatting with Children

The third in the series of Early Talkers, this lovely pack provides parents and practitioners with 30 engaging activity cards to help develop young children’s communication skills. Comes with top tips and planning guide

Price:  £12.99

Available from:  www.ican.org.uk/bookshop

Suitable from: 3 to 5 Years old

Initial Reaction: Lovely bright cards with games and talking points to engage your child and help develop their communication skills.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Bright and colourful cards to help engage your child
  • Great tips for helping to them to communicate
  • You can do a little or as much as you like with them
  • Makes learning fun

Cons:

  • Non I can see

Value for money?  Yes

Overall Reaction:   BG enjoys using these cards we just do one every now and then and its really helped with her communication. A great resource to have at home.

Any parent with a question or concern about their child’s communication can contact the I CAN Help Enquiry Service for a call or email from a speech and language therapist – visit www.ican.org.uk/help