If your daughter is anything like little Isla, then a quiet spot in the house somewhere is the perfect place to sit and ponder. She creates these places and sits with her dolls reading stories or bushing their hair. It is really cute. She often sits and hides away being creative too, I want her to feel inspired to do this. Creating a little area for your child is a great way of giving them the okay to get busy with their imaginations.
One of my aims of being on the Chad Valley Play Panel is to review the amazing range of toys, but also to keep my eye on some great bargains for families. You may remember I recently reviewed the Isabella interactive doll with Isla. This time around I am looking at this great value pirate ship, which is on sale now for just £9.69.
We love this Woodland Friends giant floor puzzle by Ravensburger, it’s a 60 piece puzzle that once completed offers another game to play with the children. Daddy had fun testing the children’s knowledge about woodland animals. They guessed some of the answers correctly that even I wasn’t expecting.
At the end of October I announced that we are working alongside Argos on the Chad Valley play panel. Not only is it mega exciting because I get to share all the great toys Chad Valley have in time for Christmas, but I get to share some goodies with my readers too. If you haven’t already make sure you enter the fabulous competition to win 75 worth of Argos vouchers. Along with competitions I get to review some of the toys, this time around we are reviewing Isabella the interactive doll.
Over the course of the past few months we have been testing out some board games for dinner party nights and family nights too. This post is a collection of some of the fun board games that we have for dinner party nights. Perfect for those Christmas evenings when you have friends round or when the children have gone to bed on Christmas Day.
Shopkins has hit the screens with its very first movie, which is out today to buy or download: Shopkins Chef Club. Shopkins fans all over the world will be watching the new movie at the same time, today at 4pm. In order to take part you need to download your copy, via iTunes or whatever your preference or grab the DVD in stores today. Then start the movie at 4pm.
Yes that’s right, The Constants have been invited onto the Chad Valley Play Panel. This means we get to review a selection of the Chad Valley range and tell you what’s hot and for who, all in time for Christmas. Over the next few months there will be a few reviews in my Toy Section and also the chance to win Argos vouchers.
Isla was recently sent a rather fun hospital bag set from Doc McStuffins, it matches the one that Dottie uses in the TV show. Isla loved fixing all of her dollies and making the YouTube video (featured below). It created an entire hour of imaginative play when Isla first opened the set, she used all the items on all of her Disney dolls. You could see her really get into the role of Doctor.
Isla and Noah recieved a couple of Sing-A-Ma-Lings last week. They had a couple when they were younger and knew exactly what to do with the new fun toys. They sing, they make silly noises and they look totally bonkers. Which, are all great things for children. I am not sure where Noodle’s top went as Isla is going through this stage of undressing all of her toys! He comes with a red tee normally.
Noah and Isla recieved a wonderful, classic, collection of wooden toys from BRIO, including the firefighter set and rescue boat. They are fabulous wooden toys that can be joined up to many other sets. You can build a huge wooden city out of the tracks and vehicles. The limit is just imagination!