Tag: toy reviews

The EZ Fort Fairy Tale Castle: Fit for a princess?

We like a good fort. My favourite fort-building activity is when we build something elaborate and it takes ages, they wander off bored with the whole endeavour and I hide inside whilst they do something else. We usually make our forts out of clothes airers and furniture, but the EZ-Fort …

Let’s play dress up! With Pretend To Bee

My daughter’s preschool did not require them to dress up for World Book Day.  I asked, and they said ‘you have way too much on your plate already’, which is kind of nice really. I do have a lot on my metaphorical plate. Not my real one because the kids …

We review the Spin Master Kinetic Rock Crusher Kit

Once upon a time, I was bought some Kinetic Sand, and I let the children play with it, inside, unsupervised. It’s fairly accurate to say I regretted this; it’s definitely more of an outside activity and not one to be undertaken by small children without adequate supervision. I know this now. …

Another birthday blog: @KidsParcel review

One thing that birthdays lose as you get older is the element of surprise.  If you actually get any presents at all, they are usually ones you’ve specifically asked for or at least circled in the Argos catalogue left open on the appropriate page. Or slippers. For kids though, birthdays …

A small Whingelet’s Christmas list with Wicked Uncle

Wicked Uncle were the very first brand I worked with as a blogger, in this post back in April. We were totally spoilt. They were a great company to work with and the kids loved their toys, so when I saw that they were looking for bloggers to work with …

Make bath time magical with Colours of the Sea Ariel

I’ve tried so hard, but I admit defeat. She has had blocks, bricks, cars and trains. She’s watched Cars and she’s watched Bob the Builder. She’s never been forced into pink. But all to no avail; My little girl just wants to be a Disney Princess.It started with Frozen. The …

Londonit: Whingelets tackle the big smoke with Little Tikes

So Monday might have been wet, miserable and full of poop but on Wednesday, I got my parenting mojo back. We had a thoroughly exhausting but brilliantly fun day out in our nation’s fair capital. See? It’s not always doom and gloom over here (it’s just arguably funnier – for you, not me …

Funcomet HappyCalc maths puzzle review

The big one has just started preschool. It is an emotional time. Not for her (she’s fine), for me. Mainly because of the fact she’s only away for three hours at a time twice a week and during those three hours (about 2hrs 40minutes taking out the walk there and …

What to buy the one-year-old who has it all – with Magformers

As you will probably have read already, last week ‘the baby’ (henceforth, the small toddler) turned a whole year old! One whole, entire year of ridiculous sleep deprivation, explosive poos and almost daily vomit until a few months ago. I genuinely don’t know how, but we survived. Hurrah! I’m bloody tired, …

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