Category Archives: Latest parenting news and trends

Less than 2 weeks left to WIN with our Go Play More game! Have you played yet?

There are 3 games to choose from; Monkey Tree Climb, Scooter Challenge, and Apple Dash. Every time you successfully complete one of the games you will be entered into a prize draw to win a fabulous prize including: Trampolines, Go Ape experiences, Micro Scooters and Amazon gift cards (plus lots of others!)

Monkey Tree Climb

Climb the tree as quickly as you can by placing the correct branch into the correct slot –bare careful though, you need to climb 15 branches in 30 seconds to be entered into the prize draw!

Scooter Challenge

For this game, we teamed up with Micro Scooter – all you need to do is collect 10 Sudocrem pots on your micro scooter to win; but be sure to miss the puddles, ice creams and holes or you’ll lose a point and a life!

Apple Dash

The last game, Apple Dash, will challenge your timing skills – a naughty gremlin is throwing apples out of a tree and it’s your job to catch them before they hit the ground! Do you think you have what it takes? You’ll need to catch 30 apples before the timer runs out to enter the prize draw!

So what are you waiting for? Go, Play More! Click HERE to play!

 

Award Winning Doll Goes to Space

Forget chimps and astronauts; these days, dolls are making it into space. Stargazer Lottie, a doll designed by 6-year-old Abigail, travelled the International Space Station with British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake, arriving December 9.

Award Winning Doll Goes to Space

Little Lottie travelled on board Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus cargo spacecraft and has claimed the title of the ‘first doll in space’ – sorry Barbie! Continue reading

Free Printable Bookmarks to Inspire More Reading!

If you expose little ones to reading early on – and often – it’s rarely difficult to get them excited about a new book.

As they get older, though, the number of distractions competing for kids’ attentions accumulate exponentially, and those once beloved bookshelves can get pretty dusty.

Free Printable Bookmarks to Inspire More Reading!

There are plenty ways to rekindle (or ignite) enthusiasm for the written word, however; there’s the obvious dedicated ‘library days’ and making the time to read with your child — another is to create bookmarks together, or choose printable bookmark designs online.

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Toddler massage: the benefits and how to do it

My little girl was totally wound up the other night – you know, that ridiculous twist on the very laws of nature, where the more tired a kid is, the more crazy energy they seem to manufacture OUT OF NOTHING. In a desperate bid to calm my beloved hellion into a state more conducive to sleep, my husband instinctively began to rub her shoulders. It was like shark tonic. Instant submission to sleepy time. A bonafide, 2 minute miracle.

Toddler massage: the benefits and how to do itIt turns out that the magical powers of massage are not distinctive to just our toddler; nurturing touch has been proven to help children with social development, motor and cognitive development as well as emotional regulation and self-soothing. Studies reveal a direct link between regular massage and a shorter latency to naptime sleep, lower anxiety and stress hormone levels, and an improved cognitive performance.

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Lumipotti: the 2-in-1 nightlight potty!

It can be pretty hard to get excited about a potty; not only because of what its mere presence portends – a daunting, exasperating time that will test the very fibre of your being (and your carpeting) – but also because, generally speaking, potties have but one, singular, boring function.

Lumipotti: the 2-in-1 nightlight potty!

Brand new, award-winning LumiPotti, on the other hand, is a little different.

With a special movement-activated night light, LumiPotti helps children master night dryness. Placed near your little one’s bed, the smiling light casts a warm glow to light the path to and from the potty. And, the battery-operated device is activated by movement with auto-fade 60 seconds after the last detected pitter-patter — so it’s on when you need it and off when you don’t.

But because the night light is removable, it can also be used as a standalone night light, which comes in handy long before toilet training, i.e. for checking on baby and settling after night-time feeds.

Lumipotti is the single solution to you and your child’s lighting needs whilst leaving them to sleep without distraction in the dark. And, best of all, when your child has the confidence to go to the bathroom, they can use the auto light on its own to light the way.

Obviously, it’s not as fun a purchase as, say, one of these, but if you’re looking to maximise potty practicality, this 2-in-1 is definitely a bright idea.

Lumipotti is available to purchase at Amazon.co.uk (LumiPotti Night Light Potty (Green))