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Review: Squidgydoodle Superhero Craft Box

It’s half term, and the weather has put some of our plans on hold. Faced with entertaining three kids between the age of 3 and 7 (my niece is visiting for half term), the invitation to review a craft box from Squidydoodle came at just the right time! The theme of the box was SUPERHEROES, […] Read more…

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Carnival Costume Ideas

In Germany, it’s the middle of Carnival (or Fasching, depending which part of the country you’re in) season at the moment, which started in November and reaches its peak next week on Shrove Monday, or Rose Monday as it’s known there. It’s a time for costumes, and parties, and parades, before the more sombre season of Lent begins. […] Read more…

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Review: Lil’ollo Bilingual Flashcards

A little while ago, I introduced you to Lil’ollo and their beautiful world maps. Today, I wanted to tell you a little more about this small independent business, which also produces beautiful bilingual flash cards and games. Lil’ollo was founded by Alex, who lives in the UK with her Italian husband and two children, so is […] Read more…

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Review: One Third Stories

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may know that I am very passionate about nurturing language learning in children (in case you missed it, you can read the tips I shared in my previous post). Our boys are being raised bilingually just as I was myself. So far, the boys had […] Read more…

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How to Survive a Scottish Winter

Happy New Year everyone! As much as I have enjoyed having a little rest from blogging, it feels good to be back after the holiday break. Are you full of resolutions for the year ahead, or does the post-Christmas slump have you in its grip? January and February can be a tough couple of months […] Read more…

Toys for Boys - an alternative guide

Toys for Boys – An Alternative Gift Guide

With only two weeks to go until Christmas, the internet is flooded with gift guides of all descriptions. My favourite gift guides for kids are those that are themed by interests – such as gift guides for explorers, music lovers, little cooks, engineers or architects, or my own recent guides for book bugs or creative […] Read more…

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How to Stock a Play Kitchen

As I mentioned in my post from yesterday, a play kitchen (see my tutorial) is a fantastic toy to encourage role play, and the one we made for our elder son five years ago is still going strong with his little brother. But, of course, a kitchen alone will only get you so far. What […] Read more…

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Review: Busy Me Time For Tea Set

One of the most popular toys – apart from cars and Lego, of course – that our boys have is their play kitchen. A play kitchen is a fantastic toy for role play – we made ours for our eldest when he was 2, from a bedside cabinet (check out my previous post for the tutorial). He’s […] Read more…

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Review: Adopt an Elf for Christmas

Do you have a Christmas Elf in your house? We will have one for the first time this year, as the folk from ‘Elf for Christmas’ have kindly sent us one of their Elf Toy & Magical Reward Kits for review. The idea of having a Christmas Elf come and ‘live’ in your house during […] Read more…

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