Do you ever find there are some days when the kids just need some fresh air? It’s always good to get them out, even if it’s for 30 minutes. Getting fresh air and exercise, even if it’s for 30 minutes after school, is great for a healthy lifestyle. There are lots of things you can do that make it fun too! Being fit and healthy doesn’t need to be hard work.
It’s Isla’s fifth birthday next Wednesday, I am still in shock how quickly this has come around, and it is always this time of year that leaves me thinking “What do you get a little girl these days?”. She loves her dolls, blind bag toys and surprise egg toys too. I love finding new products and we found a new one recently: L.O.L. Surprise! They are ball shaped, hidden under 7 layers of treats until you get the surprise in the middle… Its a mini doll!
With a little girls fifth birthday coming up in a few weeks, I thought it would be fitting to find out what fabulous toys Chad Valley have to offer. There are quite literally tonnes of fabulous toys on the Argos website under the Chad Valley filter. So much choice. my instinct reaction was to delve straight into the role playing area though. She has a curved wooden kitchen and a poorly pet healthy and grooming kit, both great value and hours of fun!
At House of Fraser there are a wonderful collection of eight beautiful dresses from Disney, its called The Boutique Collection. They are great for little girls dress up and party wear. I love the dresses, they are so beautiful and would be perfect for Isla’s birthday in May.
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.