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Exciting virtual tours to take your kids in 2021

Exciting virtual tours to take your kids in 2021

The covid-19 pandemic has been hard on parents, especially mums with young kids. During lockdowns, we were forced to teach, babysit, and work at the same time. While the government is gradually easing restrictions, it’s still not safe to venture out with young kids. Many parents are still struggling to keep their pre-schoolers occupied. Virtual tours have been one of the most popular lockdown pastimes. If you are looking for a break from board games and hide-and-seek, consider exploring the world from the comfort of your home. Here are the most exciting virtual tours and online experiences for kids in 2021.  VIEW the POST

Eco-friendly baby and children products to look out for in 2021

Eco-friendly baby and children products to look out for in 2021

With each new year comes a renewed sense for many of us to look at ourselves and ask how we can be better. This can cover so many different aspects of our lives, from our performance at work to being a better friend. Another area where each year people continue to aim for improvements is their environmental impact. Making a difference with our environmental impact can take many forms. Doing simple things such as reducing the number of single-use plastics we purchase or swapping out the car for a bicycle or public transport when we can head back into the office. Buying eco-friendly baby and children products should definitely be at the top of your list. VIEW the POST

5 amazing recipes for your budding junior chefs

Did you know that cooking with your kids is one of the best ways to help their cognitive development? Aside from being a fun process that ends in tasty dishes, cooking with children is also a fantastic way to help your budding junior chefs develop necessary academic, cognitive and motor skills. Cooking with children is also a great way to instil healthy eating habits and expand their palette to new, interesting and healthy ingredients that they may not otherwise have a chance to experience. 

The best Amazon baby wish list from Rochelle Humes

The best Amazon baby wish list from Rochelle Humes

We love Amazon, I am forever using my Amazon Prime account. It is my go to online store for everything! I wish I had it when I was pregnant, I would definitely use the wish list and shops to find good, recommended baby products. I was told about Rochelle Humes’ Amazon baby essentials wish list and I just had to share it with my readers, there are some amazing products for any new or expectant mothers. VIEW the POST

How do reusable baby wipes work?

How do reusable baby wipes work?

Many of us may have heard of reusable baby wipes but not thought too much about them, but do you know the positive impact they can bring to our planet? In fact, disposable baby wipes contain a high amount of plastic, and with this material it can actually harm your little ones skin without you realising the problem. VIEW the POST

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us.

5 Signs your baby needs a hypoallergenic formula

5 Signs your baby needs a hypoallergenic formula

We as parents only want what’s best for our babies. When we notice that our children are suffering from an allergy or intolerance to cow’s milk, we want to find the best formula to help our precious baby. A Hypoallergenic formula is recommended for such allergies and intolerances to cow’s milk. VIEW the POST

The best family Christmas Jumbo Advent Calendar from PLAYMOBIL®

The best family Christmas Jumbo Advent Calendar from PLAYMOBIL®

Isla was so excited to receive the Jumbo Advent Calendar from  PLAYMOBIL®. We are big fans of advent calendars which you may have realised from previous years and we are also huge fans of  PLAYMOBIL®. So, this review takes the format of: summary of the jumbo advent calendar and then photo by photo of what is in each box. Hugeeeee spoiler alert for this post, but for those grown ups looking to purchase the perfect calendar (I think this is it) then you need to see what you get. VIEW the POST

Picture Show a creative and fun family game #BoardGameClub

As you know we joined the Asmodee Board Game Club, we love it. We are huge fans of Asmodee games, we especially love Just One and Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. Board Game Club means we get to review different board games each month and share our thoughts and tips with you. Picture Show is absolutely amazing fun and creative too. We had lots of fun learning about each other as we played this game.

Start the school day the SKIPPY® Peanut Butter way

Start the school day the SKIPPY® Peanut Butter way

American style SKIPPY® Peanut Butter is really popular in our house and I loved it when I was challenged me to make a super fun breakfast for the kiddies before school. Ensuring the kiddies go to school with a full tummy is important to me and getting healthy foods in is a great bonus. It’s always fun to get creative at mealtimes, especially breakfast which is always a rush in our house.  VIEW the POST

The ultimate build your own microscope review

The ultimate build your own microscope review

Noah is obsessed with space, he knows some incredible facts. He really enjoys science too. Isla is also a huge fan of science. They both discussed how much they love maths and science at the weekend. Facts and information drives them and learning new things. They loved it when he received this Build your own microscope from Build Your Own Kits. They have a few different products including a telescope which I just know would love (great idea for Christmas). It is a great, sustainable, toy for any child and it uses less plastic - which is fantastic! VIEW the POST

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza quick thinking family game #BoardGameClub

As you know we joined the Asmodee Board Game Club, we love it. We are huge fans of Asmodee games, we especially love Dobble and Just One. The kids love them and the grown ups love them too. Board Game Club means we get to review different board games each month and share our thoughts and tips with you. We have started off with a really fun action family game called: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. It’s a quick thinking game that made us all giggle.

Keep yourself and your family safe and secure online!

Keep yourself and your family safe and secure online!

In recent years the Internet has entered our lives for good. Social media, photos, recipes, news, videos, games and anything else we may be interested in can now be found online. What can you do to help keep your family safe in the internet age? As a parent or guardian, you know what is right for your family and how your children learn best. To help your family explore new technologies, gadgets and services in an ever-changing online world, here are some practical tips: VIEW the POST

Just One the fun action family game #BoardGameClub

Just One the fun action family game #BoardGameClub

We recently joined the Asmodee Board Game Club, which we are absolutely thrilled with. We are huge fans of Asmodee games, we especially love Dobble. It is a winner with the kids and when we have dinner parties with other grown ups! Board Game Club means we get to review different board games each month and share our thoughts and tips with you. We have started off with a really fun action family game called: Just One. It's a team player game where we can help each other in our own little way. VIEW the POST

Fun bonding activities for the whole family to enjoy

Spending time with family can be very challenging especially in our busy modern world. If you are struggling to do so, you and your family should designate a specific family time at least once during the week to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company. The best way to bond with family is to do activities that everyone will enjoy and outings to cool places where you can learn and have fun. We have had lots of fun over lockdown and are enjoying new bonding activities that we will continue to do together.

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. Understanding how much sleep your kids needs is also important, finding out can be a great place to start. 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