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Vanilla Pear Porridge

We love a good bowl of porridge for breakfast in our house. My boys are really in to pears at the moment, so I made them some porridge topped with warm pears sweetened entirely with vanilla, no extra sugar added. I have this amazing vanilla bean grinder from Dr Oetker, which I got in Germany, and I just […] Read more…

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Review: Money Match Cafe

The Easter holidays have been an excellent opportunity for playing lots of board games. As part of the Orchard Toys blogger team, we periodically get sent free board games to test, in exchange for an honest review, so today I have a new game from them to share with you that we have been testing […] Read more…

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Bookbug Explorer Bag Reveal

In Scotland, there is a great initiative by the Scottish Book Trust called ‘Bookbug’. As well as running free song and rhyme sessions across the country – I used to take Oskar to these at our local library when he was a baby – Bookbug gifts free book bags to every child in Scotland, a total of […] Read more…

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New YouTube Video: Books to Welcome Spring!

The blog is taking a little break over the Easter vacation, so there is no new book post out this week, but I have recorded a few more videos for you of previous book round-ups. This week’s episode, is a video review of our favourite Spring picture books: Books to Welcome Spring | Picture Book Round-up Read more…

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More Foxy Books For Foxy Kids

As you can maybe imagine, we have a bit of a soft spot for foxes here on The Bear & The Fox. So we were delighted when Thames & Hudson sent us one of their latest picture book releases for review. It’s all about a very special fox, and became an instant favourite. The book […] Read more…

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Cupcake Case Daffodils

If you are looking for a last minute, easy Easter craft to do with the kids, I have just the thing for you! A bouquet of lovely Easter daffodils (in German they are known as ‘Osterglocken’, which translates as ‘Easter bells’), made from cupcake cases. All you need are: large cupcake cases in white and […] Read more…

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Review: Young Driver Firefly Lesson

If, like me, you have a little motorhead at home, then you are going to love our latest review. Oskar was invited to have a kids driving lesson with Young Driver™, who offer lessons for ages 5 to 17. There are two different levels – if you are 10 or over (and a minimum 4 ft 8 tall), […] Read more…

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5 Happy Hoppy Books for Easter

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share some of our current favourite Easter books with you today, leaving you enough time to check out any that take your fancy! This round-up again features a book we were sent for review as members of the Books & Pieces Parent Panel, but it’s a […] Read more…

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Review: My Little Makes Easter Craft Jar

We love ourselves a bit of seasonal arts and crafts in our house, so we were delighted to be invited to test out the new Easter Craft Jar from My Little Makes. The little jar comes packed with a host of craft materials. We were surprised how much was in there when we unpacked it! […] Read more…

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