All aboard for Summer fun as Thomas & Friends™ Steams into Lollibop™

Bust My Buffers! For the first time ever, Thomas & Friends™ will be making tracks to LolliBop.

 

The whole family is invited to experience the world of Thomas & . . . → Read More: All aboard for Summer fun as Thomas & Friends™ Steams into Lollibop™

Modern parents shun technology for traditional play with their babies

baby

As the nation celebrated a very special first birthday, new research finds that Modern Britain isn’t so modern when it comes to playing with their babies, with a third of parents revealing that they never engage in technology-based play, opting for more traditional methods of play.

New research, conducted by NCT (the UK’s largest . . . → Read More: Modern parents shun technology for traditional play with their babies

Microsoft Parents Approved - Back to School Apps

A couple of weeks ago on a sunny morning I popped down to London for the day to meet up with some of my lovely friends at Microsoft to spend some time at the Microsoft Apartment and to get hands-on with a few of their gadgets for the summer.

Microsoft know families and they have . . . → Read More: Microsoft Parents Approved – Back to School Apps

Capture every moment spent with the children this summer with Jessops’ five top tips for taking the perfect photo!

Jessops summer photography

If you’re anything like me you will be snapping away over the summer holidays to have lasting memories of those hazy summer days together.  Ian Savage, Head of Training at Jessops has put together these top 5 tips to help you take the perfect photo!

Child’s play – Kids rarely stay still long enough . . . → Read More: Capture every moment spent with the children this summer with Jessops’ five top tips for taking the perfect photo!

Method Fresh Currant handwash

Method Handwash

Method Fresh Currant handwash is the latest addition to the Method crew and it fits perfectly into the ‘red’ theme in my kitchen.  I have been using Method products for a couple of years now because they not only smell delicious and come in funky colours but they are better for you too.  They . . . → Read More: Method Fresh Currant handwash

Child Online Safety In Schools

Tony Anscombe

Contributed by: Tony Anscombe, Online Safety Expert at AVG Technologies

Anyone who is raising kids will know just how much they love to play with PCs, tablets and mobile phones. From an increasingly early age, our kids are becoming exposed to the internet, and both the wonders and less appropriate content that it hosts.

When . . . → Read More: Child Online Safety In Schools

Get your #kidsinthekitchen - Week 1 Activities

#kidsinthekitchen

As the long summer holidays span out before us it can be a pretty daunting prospect trying to keep them entertained for such a long time and let’s face it, days out and about can cost a fortune so it pays to plan ahead and have a few tricks up your sleeves.  Think about the . . . → Read More: Get your #kidsinthekitchen – Week 1 Activities

Summer Holidays - Day 4

Day4

During the morning I had lots of fun with the #kidsinthekitchen making ice lollies like I used to with my Mum using Angel Delight and Dream Topping.  The boys then had a sleep whilst Little Bean and I had fun with Aquabeads and Go Create Cool Bandz (reviews to follow).

In the afternoon we . . . → Read More: Summer Holidays – Day 4

#Hookedonmusic – Brand new online game explores the science behind the tune

#hookedonmusic

The Museum of Science & Industry launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.

Do you know your Beyonce from your Bay City Rollers? This brand new and interactive fun game for all has four ways to play – including asking users to select the tune . . . → Read More: #Hookedonmusic – Brand new online game explores the science behind the tune

Summer Holidays - Day 3

Day3

The third days of the summer holidays for Beanie Boy also signalled the last day of school for Little Bean.  Once we had dropped her off at school, the boys and I had a pretty chilled day.  Beanie Boy discovered the Swashbuckle game on the CBeebies app which made him very happy and Jelly Bean . . . → Read More: Summer Holidays – Day 3

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