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Time School: We Will Honour Them book review

Time School: We Will Honour Them book review

I have been trying to read a lot more this year, I think I have read more books since January than I have in the past 5 years. I forgot how much I love to read, I could sit and read for hours when I get into a good book. I remember a few months back I had nearly finished the book and so I kept going, it was 2am before I put the book down. Today I am honoured to share an excerpt and competition to win a copy of Time School: We Will Honour Them. The new book by Nikki Young. VIEW the POST

How to help your kids get better sleep

How to help your kids get better sleep

Getting your little ones to sleep can be a struggle every night when it comes to bed time. Whether they have too much energy in them to sleep, the room is too light or they just don’t have a good daily routine having your kid fight the need for sleep can be stressful and annoying. One of my silver linings of Lockdown is the time to review things as a family. VIEW the POST

Fun Summer Holiday creative play #PoopsieTimeforSlime

We love Poopsie over here at Constant HQ (that sounds very important doesn’t it?). The school Summer term finishes on 23 July 2020 and that will mean no more logging into our school app to check for work. At the moment, we are planning for a September return to school life and so we want to make sure they have a fun Summer Holiday that incorporates fun activities. This is great for all those slime lovers out there: #PoopsieTimeforSlime.

Fun games to play at home during lockdown

Fun games to play at home during lockdown

We love playing fun games as a family, albeit we have a little man that doesn't like to lose, we have been trying new games and old games together. Like Scrabble, something Daddy and I used to play when we were younger. I remember having game afternoons, on a Sunday, with my siblings and Mum growing up. We liked Mouse Trap! Great game. Some of these games were meant to be travelling with us to Dubai. I stocked up on these little games as they are the perfect size to have in a backpack. I knew we would have long waits at the airport, the plane journey was long and I thought they would be fun to play with our friends when we got to Dubai. As we didn’t go, they actually still came in very handy as we have been playing them throughout lockdown. They are great family fun ...

How to toddler proof your garden

How to toddler proof your garden

We want our children to play outside and reap all the scientifically proven benefits that spending time in a garden can bring. Studies have shown that patients in hospitals who have a view of nature outside their window tend to recover faster than those without. Although having a little explorer or two can pose a challenge as we want to ensure that they are always safe. It seems so long since I had a toddler roaming around, but I thought these toddler proof tips were useful. VIEW the POST

Unboxing the new L.O.L. Surprise! Furniture pack

Unboxing the new L.O.L. Surprise! Furniture pack

Isla is incredibly lucky that she gets to unbox her favourite things; she just loves L.O.L Surprise! and has done for a long time. So when she was asked to review the new L.O.L Surprise! Furniture packs she squealed with excitement. These little bundles of happiness are great for little L.O.L fans and come with 10 surprises in each pack that make up a scene. It's a lot of fun. VIEW the POST

Cold sores in children: causes and treatment

Cold sores in children: causes and treatment

Cold sores, also called oral herpes or fever blisters, are small blisters that form on and around the lips, cheeks, chin, and nose. The blisters usually develop within 6 to 48 hours and may pop after a few days. They then turn into a crust and ultimately heal in one to two weeks. VIEW the POST

BABY born magic bed heaven toy review

BABY born magic bed heaven toy review

Isla loves playing babies, so when she received the new BABY born magic bed heaven and BABY born Soft Touch Doll she was super happy. These are great for stimulating imaginative play and also encourages Isla to be responsible. She has to look after her doll and take care of it, it's really cute watching her rise to the occasion. VIEW the POST

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise review

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise review

We were super lucky to receive a Hatchimal CollEGGtibles Secret Surprise egg from Spin Master. This cute little egg is definitely full of surprises and Isla really enjoyed opening it. She was so excited to play with the cute little characters and the egg even turns into a play set. Check out Twitter for the #WeekofWOW updates and a fabulous competition on Friday 8 November! I love the WOW faces throughout this post, she was EGGstatic (couldn't resist). VIEW the POST

Pocket money toys perfect for play time

Pocket money toys perfect for play time

HTI Toys sent us a fabulous bundle of pocket money toys, they are great for play time and encourage the children to play together. There is always something to do whether that be outside, jokes and gags. Earning pocket money is something we do for the children ad hoc, not a regular chore list but something they can do if we have time to implement it. VIEW the POST

Classy ways to announce a pregnancy

Classy ways to announce a pregnancy

There is hardly anything in the world more exciting than a new baby, and you probably want to share your big news with as many loved ones as possible. While outrageous baby announcements have gone viral over the past few years, few parents want to make a spectacle out of their new, private joy. If you want to spread news of your pregnancy in a sophisticated and elegant way, your options are limited. VIEW the POST

A helpful guide when planning for a baby #family

I remember everyone saying to me, there is no “good time” to plan to have a baby, no right time. You simply have to make it work when the time comes. We had lots of advice from family and friends, professionals and websites. There is a wealth of information out there on pregnancy. However, there is so much that is not discussed and I had to find out for myself. I am hoping these tips will help planning for a baby a little easier.

How to choose the kids bike for your little one

How to choose the kids bike for your little one

If you ask any adult i’m sure they’ll be able to tell you about their childhood memories involving riding their first bike. A bike provides a child freedom, confidence and treasured family memories. It’s also key in supporting the development of their gross motor skills and muscle development, this means it’s important that you choose the perfect one for your child. Read this blog to find out what considerations you need to make before purchasing the ultimate kids bike that will kick start their adventurous side. VIEW the POST

Make believe play: opening our tea rooms

Make believe play: opening our tea rooms

As you all know we are a huge fan of imaginative play in the Constant household. We received two gorgeous sets from Hape to aid our imaginative play. We love them as we love to pretend we own tea rooms that sell tea and cake. So this is perfect! VIEW the POST

The ultimate unboxing vehicle toys: Micro Motorz

The ultimate collectible toy for any child that loves their vehicles, Micro Motorz are the new fun cars that the kiddies absolutely love. The blind bags are super fun for the children and the fact they unwrap in stages is also fun, it leaves anticipation until the last minute. With over 20 to collect these are a great stocking filler for Christmas or birthday party gift.

The benefits of understanding early toddler development

The benefits of understanding early toddler development

Human development is a fascinating subject that is still being studied so that we can fully understand how we as a species develop. The most important part of development for a person is during the formative years when we are younger and are growing at the fastest rate humans ever experience. When your baby is transitioning to a toddler there are a number of things you are going to want to be aware of regarding their development. VIEW the POST

Crack ’em, wear ’em, find your luck and share them Lucky Fortune

Crack ’em, wear ’em, find your luck and share them Lucky Fortune

Isla was very lucky to receive a selection of the new Lucky Fortune bracelets from WooWee. They have literally just launched in the UK (as in this month) and I think they are going to be a real hit. Isla loves collectables, with a collectors guide and these are no exception. VIEW the POST

Encouraging a good bedtime routine with Baby Born

It’s no secret that Isla has been a terrible sleeper, right from day 1. I have to be honest, we are not great at keeping that bedtime routine. But, on the evenings where we do have a routine and a calm one, they go to bed a lot better. Obvious, I know. But when you have dance clubs, cubs, football training, homework, reading and just life to add into the mix – it’s hard to keep to a strict routine.

Poopsie Unicorn | Magic and slime making

Poopsie Unicorn | Magic and slime making

Isla received a Poopsie Unicorn to review and she was so excited. You may remember the kiddies had some fun making slime with Poopsie before. She loved the big tub and her face lit up when she saw all the blind bags included. The unicorn doll inside is super cute and is perfect as a toy alone, but you get to make magic slime on top. This is a perfect gift for any little girl.  VIEW the POST

Why you should start planning for the school summer holidays early

Why you should start planning for the school summer holidays early

The school summer holidays might only last for six weeks, but if you have kids it can feel like six years. For parents of younger children particularly, the holiday means having to find things to keep the children entertained every single day, lest they kick up a fuss and decide to ‘redecorate’ the kitchen for a laugh. The advent of online gaming and YouTube have softened the blow somewhat, as many children are now quite content to spend their afternoons squirrelled away in their bedrooms on Fortnite. But even that tentpole of modern children’s entertainment has its limits. So, how are you going to make sure you’re prepared for July and August this year? VIEW the POST

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter

Dr Shona Goodall has been working with Kinder Surprise to explore the best activities for kids over Easter. Shona is a child development psychologist, she has teamed up with Kinder Surprise to illustrate why sparking kids imaginations through imaginative play is so important to their growth and social learning abilities. VIEW the POST