Spread a little Tree Fu Tom magic this Christmas . . .

Tree Fu Tom

Tree Fu Tom is still going strong in the Mummy Matters household so the arrival of Tom’s Big Spell went down a treat with the Beans. In Tom’s Big Spell Tom is going back to school, Spell School to be precise, with Treetog. A drop of Magic Motion Potion brings some familiar objects to life … Read more

A Mother and Son day at Warwick Castle with Mike the Knight

Mike the Knight

We don’t get to do it as often as we would like to, but Hubby and I recognise the importance of giving each of the Beans some quality one-on-one time with us, so last weekend, that’s exactly what we did. Jelly Bean spent the day with Nanna, Little Bean, and Daddy had a busy schedule … Read more

Barbie and the Secret Door Movie out 1st September!

Barbie and the Secret Door

It’s nearly time for the next instalment of the Barbie movies and Barbie and the Secret Door promises to be every bit as good as the last. It’s the ultimate fairytale musical! Barbie™ stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door in her kingdom and enters a whimsical land filled with magical … Read more

Pokémon The Movie: Black and ‘Pokémon The Movie: White PLUS Easter DVD Giveaway

Pokemon The start of the week saw the release of the special double-pack Pokemon The Movie Black and Pokemon The Movie White. The two feature length films feature Ash, Pikachu and friends as they set out on new adventures.

Mythical Pokemon Victini befriends Ash and the gang when they enter a battle competition at Eindoak Town but problems arise when Victini is seized by Damon. Ash needs to step up to the plate and a enlist the help of the legend that is Reshiram to rescue Victini and save Eindoak Town.

Now personally, I have to hold my hands up and say that I have never watched a single episode of Pokemon but I do know that it has been one of Curly’s favourites for a very long time. If like me you don’t really know much about Pokemon then help is at hand as I happen to have a rather handy cheat sheet for parents which will have your children thinking you are the coolest parents EVER!

· The Pokémon universe includes more than 640 creatures that players can collect, trade, train and use in battle against their rivals in the quest to become excellent Pokémon Trainers

· Each Pokémon is classified by a specific type – such as Fire, Water, Grass, Psychic or fighting – and each type has its own strengths and weaknesses in a rock-paper-scissors balance

· Pokémon are never seriously harmed in these battles – they merely faint, returning to their Poké Balls to rest until they can be healed

· The Pokémon animated series follows a boy named Ash on his journey to become a Pokémon Master. Ash travels with his best friend and first Pokémon, Pikachu. Along the way, he makes friends who join him on the journey, embarks on adventures, and constantly works to better himself and his Pokémon

· Game play options means that players can trade Pokémon with other players, transfer Pokémon from one game to another, and can play either solo or with others

· Pokémon The Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon The Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom is the 14th full-length movie in the Pokémon storyline

AND if your young Pokemon fan wants to take their hobby to the next level, why not think about starting a Pokemon collection? Child Experts recommend ‘collections’ as hobbies because it can develop important skills such as concentration and patience. What better way to spend quality time with your children than focusing on building a collection together?

Check out these top tips for starting your collection:

  • Collecting Pokémon soft toys are a great place to start any collection – they are easy to find and affordable
  • Set your sights high and go after the rare Pokémon – they can often be found on Japanese auction sites or available through specialist collectors – ask your parents to help you get online
  • Sites such as eBay are a great way to track down items that were released in UK, Europe, America or Australia
  • Car boot sales and flea markets are great fun and you can often find Pokémon merchandise hiding amongst other household items
  • Use a middleman when using Japanese auction sites – they can help with translation and you can make significant savings on rare items – ask your parents to help with this
  • Keep an eye out for giveaway promotions that take place in Japan – they sometimes last a few months or a few days




Chocs away – treats that keep on giving courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK)

Universal Easter Collection Finally, the Easter break is almost over but let’s just squeeze the last remnants out of it whilst we can with a special Easter DVD giveaway for my loyal Mummy Matters readers.

The Universal Easter Collection features four titles full of fun and laughter – showing off the best in CBeebies classics and CGI animation. There’s something to keep everyone amused, from pre-school favourite, Everything’s Rosie, to the crime-fighting Rastamouse, as well as story-telling adventures aboard Driver Dan’s Story Train and a classic re-telling of The Jungle Book





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