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Christmas Gift Idea: Leapfrog Scribble and Write

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

What Is It?

With LeapFrog’s Scribble and Write, children can learn how to write upper and lowercase letters and numbers in a mess free environment – a perfect addition from Santa’s sleigh on Christmas morning.

This innovative product provides stroke-by-stoke guidance encouraging children to trace over the shown lights to create a letter or number. It has an easy-to-grip stylus pen to fit perfectly in little hands and provides instant accuracy feedback on shapes and proper stroke order along the way.

This device also helps children explore letter sounds, counting and much more. It uses a retraceable surface and is easily portable to allow little ones to play and practice wherever they go.

Suitable From

3 Years

Price

RRP £19.99 I have found it for £14.98

Available from

Toys R Us

Amazon

Argos

Tesco

John Lewis

What We Thought Of It

This is great for children to practice their sounds and letter formation. It’s perfect for pre-school children who want to learn before they start school.  I wish we had this in the summer for BG to practice. Now she has started school and has learnt her sounds she found this a little slow for her, she didn’t want to follow the lights she wanted to write the letters herself and got a bit frustrated.

A great present for your pre-schooler

*We were sent a Scribble and Write to test out.

Christmas Giveaway: Win a £20 Mama Jewels Voucher

Mama Jewels Giveaway

I had only just started wearing jewellery again when I fell pregnant with Little Miss. She is now at the stage where she grabs anything I wear.  What I really need is something from Mama Jewels for Christmas (if you are reading OH).

Mama Jewels has the most beautiful collection of jewellery made just for mama’s.

Mama Jewels was founded by Amanda Waring in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength. You can get baby proof jewellery, nursing jewellery, teething jewellery, pregnancy necklaces and much much more.

 

My personal favourites are:

The Manuhiki Necklace

Wild flowers’ Personalised silver birthstones necklace

Liberty print Mummy Bird Clare de lune – Mum and baby necklace

Amanda has kindly offered a £20 gift voucher for our first Christmas Giveaway.  You can use it to but someone a gift or treat yourself to some new jewellery from santa.

To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.

Good Luck

Closing Date: 2nd December 2013

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Christmas Gift Idea: Photo Book from Bob Books

We love photos in my family; my Nan and dad have thousands of us growing up. We take a lot of photos especially as it’s so easy with camera phones. In BG’s 4 short years we have 100s of her and she loves looking at them on my phone or the laptop, so when Bob Books offered me a voucher to make my own photo book I thought it would be the perfect birthday present for her.

It was pretty easy to make but they do take a long so put a few hours a side. You can either download their software or use their online service. The benefit of the software is you can save a copy to your computer so if you get half way through and need to stop you can save and reload it at a later date.

There are several sizes and finishes to choose from, we went for large landscape and it really is large. It cost £52.99 however the smaller ones are nice and cost a lot less.

One thing I would say it make sure you use high quality photos or they look a bit grainy.

Here is ours:

BG was over the moon with it and we have looked at it several times a day since she’s had it.

Photo books make great gifts for grandparents.

Bob Books also make calendars and wall art.

Christmas Giveaway: 10 Tractor Ted DVD’s & Activity Books to be Won

I have a brilliant giveaway for you today. Tractor Ted in Tractorland teaches children from two to six years old about farming and countryside activities such as where good food comes from, the seasons and how to care for animals through DVDs, books, toys and live events. Launched in 2005 by mother of three Alexandra Heard and local farmer David Horler.

Tractor Ted has a great selection of products ideal for your little one this Christmas.

I have 10 Tractor Ted Big Machines DVD (£9.99) and Activity Books (£4.99) to giveaway to 10 lucky readers.

All you have to do is follow the instructions below in the rafflecopter widget.

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Christmas Gift Ideas: Grafix 3D Ballerina Puzzle

We like a good puzzle in this house and the Grafix 3D Ballerina Puzzle is a good puzzle.  BG loved the 3D aspect of the puzzle, you put together the normal puzzle and then the Ballerina’s stand up so you can use it as a play scene.

3D SCENE BOX PUZZLE BALLERINA

It all folds away nicely and stores away.

This would make a lovely Christmas Gift for your little puzzle lover.

Grafix have a really good selection of Puzzles and other products including arts & crafts and activities.   Their prices are really reasonable the Ballerina Puzzle is £4.04 from their online shop great if you have lots of children to buy for. You can get a decent gift under £5!

 

Christmas Gift Idea: Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from Aromatherapy Associates

Experience the hydrating and softening powers of rose, geranium, evening primrose and jojoba which leave skin radiant, refreshed, silky smooth and beautifully fragrant.

Treat someone you love with this Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from Aromatherapy Associates. Not only does it smell divine but its leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft.

I have been using it on my poor dry pregnant skin and it is brilliant a must for any lady this Christmas.

You can purchase Renew Rose Hydrating Body Gel from the Aromatherapy Associates website for £29.   Other Renew Rose products are available.

Dairy Diary Gift Set 2012

Dairy Diary Gift Set 2012

Price: £8.99

Available from: DairyDiary.co.uk

Initial Reaction: I remember my mum having a Dairy Diary when I was younger so was intrigued to see how they had updated this. Continue reading