There is no doubt about it that a swimming pool in the summer is just amazing fun! When you just cannot escape the heat, having a dunk in some water just takes the edge off. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen too often in Britain but we have been known to have some really hot summers and sometimes for weeks on end.
However, some of our gardens are just not big enough for an unground pool and they come at a vast expense both to install and maintain. Instead, overground pools can serve just as good a purpose and for a fraction of the price
What to think about when choosing your pool
Safety is one...
If you have ever travelled with children, then you are certainly going to know the importance of this one! Whilst there are many hand held games that you can play, having them all in one place is just something incredible.
As a parent, I’ve never been a massive fan of just seeing children in front of a screen, but when I see children with them whilst travelling, I completely get it! There’s not much worse than a child getting really upset because they are bored. And let’s be honest, sitting in one seat for an incredibly long time is just boring!
In this post, we have reviewed some of the best apps and games for kids that don't need wifi or internet. We've gone to the...
Ok, so we know that outdoor water toys for kids is not something that us parents are going to be looking for all year round. In fact, we probably only look for such things a couple of times a year when either the weather is scorching or we know that it is about to become scorching. However, there's only a limited supply of water toys to go round (when every one is buying them of course).
What water toys should I choose?
Actually, when you start to look around at all the different water toys available, it can be difficult to choose. There are so any factors to consider such as;
Playing games and puzzles is a great way to encourage children to learn colours. There's a great mixture out there and these ones are some of our favourites. We have had many hours of fun play time with these even if we don't strictly stick to the rules which can be hard with a three year old.
For us, numbers have always been a strong point of learning and from a young age. However, colours we have certainly struggled with and any questions until recently (aged three) he has just ignored and got on with something else. So we had to break that trend by adding a bit of fun into the equation! Some puzzles and games.
For his third birthday we had a cunning plan,...
If you are into baking, Easter really is a great time to show off some culinary skills and get the children involved in some marvellous creations! After all, the shops are full of chocolate goodies and they will also help to make some amazing cakes.
Easter is also a great time to get together as a family and if you are hosting or visiting other family members, taking along a creation that you and the little one have created, really is quite special. You may also want to host something yourself at home, in which case, it will be a nice addition to offer.
Many of our favourites are based on what we would call quite simple baking. One of my favourites, and I...
Looking for toddler gifts under £10? Look no further.
Most of us know a toddler in our family and at some point during the year, you may need to think about getting a small gift for them. However, if you are a parent of a toddler, you will soon come to realise that there is quite often a selection of invites held to the fridge by magnets acting as a reminder of just how many gifts you need to buy! If this sound familiar, you will probably be in need of find finding some low costs gifts that won't leave you without food for the month!
Although, you probably thought that getting a good quality toddler gift for under £10 would be difficult. You couldn't been...
For many, when it comes to children's stories, Julia Donaldson needs no introduction. Bedtime with our little one consists of choosing 2 or 3 stories for us to read and Julia Donaldson is a firm favourite of ours. It is a pleasure to read these stories to your little ones and as they learn the rhymes with you, they finish your sentences with enthusiasm and glee. Her timeless stories are best known for their rhyming and amazing characters. And lets not forget that these books are beautifully illustrated by the best children's illustrators out there.
Who is Julia Donaldson?
Julia Donaldson is a English writer who is best known for her rhyming stories for children. There are, at the time of writing this, 184 published books...