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Snazaroo Ultimate Party Pack Face Painting Kit

Snazaroo Ultimate Party Pack Face Painting Kit

Price: rrp £14.99 (found for £11.50 on Amazon)

Available from: Snazzaroo, Amazon

Suitable from:  3 years

Initial Reaction: Great range of face paints plus glitter, brushes, sponge and step-by-step guide Continue reading

Doodlebugs game

Doodlebugs game

Price: £7.25

Available from: Orchard Toys

Suitable from: 3-9

Initial Reaction: Having already played other Orchard Toy’s games in the past we were excited to try a new one. My children nagged me to play from when the parcel arrived till we played a few hours later. Continue reading

Moon Dough Supermarket

Moon Dough SupermarketMoon Dough Supermarket

Price:  rrp £15.99

Available from:  Amazon, Argos, Tesco Direct

Suitable from: 3+

Initial Reaction:   Having used Moon Dough before I was hoping that this set was better than the last one we had.

The set comes with a cash register that you feed moon dough and it turns to coins, it also come with six grocery moulds. Continue reading

Moshi Monsters Clay Buddies

Moshi Monsters Clay BuddiesMoshi Monster Clay Buddies

Price:  £2.99

Available from: Amazon 

Suitable from:  3 years

Initial Reaction: Moshi Monsters Clay Buddies consist of a piece of clay and cardboard cut outs to accessorise your monster. Continue reading

Bumpeez

Bumpeez  Bumpeez Booster Foil Pack

Price: £2.99

Available from: Amazon 

Suitable from:  3 years

Initial Reaction: Bumpeez come in a brightly coloured packet. They are a fun toy consisting of a soft rubber disc into which you can put different card “people” pictures. The disc can be thrown or rolled providing plenty of harmless fun. Moshi Monsters Clay Buddies consist of a piece of clay and cardboard cut outs to accessorise your monster. Continue reading

Round and Round Board Game

Round and Round Board Game

Price: £15.50

Available from: Orchard Toys

Suitable from: Ages 3 – 6

Initial Reaction: We’d played a couple of Orchard Toys games before (one of our own and some at a friend’s) and I’d been impressed by the quality and the educational value, so I was really looking forward to trying this game. It’s based on the classic song “The Wheels on the Bus”

I wasn’t disappointed: the cardboard pieces are very robust and the attention to detail gives it a real quality feel. I have a three year-old and a one year-old who thinks he’s three. As my older son and I played the game, the little one got stuck in picking up all the pieces, slotting cards randomly into the top of busses and carrying bits round the room. Nothing got bent or squashed despite his rough treatment.

The board pieces fit together (jigsaw-style – my son was over the moon!) to make up a town. Rolling the (large sized) die, you make your way around the board, stopping at the different coloured stops. At each stop you add a card to your bus, singing the line from the song Continue reading

Fireman Sam Spin and Rescue Game

Fireman Sam Spin and Rescue Game

Price:  RRP£12.99

Available from: Amazon, Argos, Toys R Us, Kiddimax

Suitable from: 4 years

Initial Reaction : This game arrived on a wet and windy day, perfect for playing games. Unfortunately we had not got the batteries required to make it work. However we discovered that you can play a version of the game without batteries, so this is a bonus. Continue reading