Archive of ‘Entertainment’ category

Review: Schleich Unicorn & Pegasus Family [AD]

Hands up if your kids have an assortment of plastic animal figures kicking about the house? We certainly do, and my first choice for getting any new ones would always be Schleich, a well-known German brand founded in the 1930s, which has gained popularity worldwide and is known for its production of good quality, hard […] Read more…

Review: Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods [AD]

Following in the footsteps of last week’s review of the Weekend Box Club STEM boxes, we have another fun little science related product for you today, which we were invited to review – the new Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods from Learning Resources. Disclosure: We were sent four Beaker Creatures Reactor Pods free of charge, in […] Read more…

Exploring the Edinburgh Science Festival [AD]

You may remember a couple weeks ago, I posted a ‘Save the Date’ about the Edinburgh Science Festival. Well, it’s here! And we’ve been making the most of it. Last weekend, we visited the City Art Centre, which offers interactive science fun over five floors, and is one of the Festival’s biggest attractions. We had […] Read more…

Review: Weekend Box Club STEM Boxes [AD]

Hands up if your kids love science! Mine do. A couple months ago, I shared a review of the fabulous Weekend Box Club activity boxes, which offer a mix of crafts and baking, and were a big hit with my boys. So when we heard that Weekend Box Club were now also STEM boxes, I […] Read more…

Review: Spin Point & Silly Safari [AD]

It’s time share some more game recommendations with you – just in time for the upcoming Easter holidays! Cheatwell Games, who brought you the fabulous <<Baffled>> which we reviewed a while ago, sent us a couple more travel sized games to test an they have both been an instant hit with the boys. Spin Point […] Read more…

5 Great Games for Bilingual Children

Today is International Mother Language Day, a worldwide observance held annually on 21st February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Having been brought up bilingually myself, and now raising my boys with two languages and two cultures, this day holds some significance for us and I like to use it as […] Read more…

New Year Countdown with Kids

Last year was the first year we let the kids stay up as long as they liked on New Year’s Eve, aka Hogmanay here in Scotland. Mr Fox (who was 3 then) made it to about 9pm, and Oskar (who was 7) fell asleep at 23:45 – though we did then wake him up again […] Read more…

Christmas Activity Book

How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it’s the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need to do. So, to keep the boys from watching TV all day while I do […] Read more…

Review: Nick Cope’s Latest Children’s Album

I have a real treat for you today! But let me rewind a little to this past Summer, when I was combing through the Edinburgh International Book Festival children’s programme choosing events to take my boys to, and came across indie singer songwriter Nick Cope. Previously the lead singer of rock band The Candyskins in […] Read more…

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