The Kiddies Review My Little Pony, FurReal and Star Wars Chewie

The Kiddies have settled into their new school routine and are loving it. I am happy they loving it so much. I was a bit worried about how they would cope with the long days in school as they only ever did half days in pre school, but I had nothing to worry about. They have been good. Tired but good, and that works great for us.

Once they get back from school, and the snacks have been consumed, they like to play with their toys. So you can imagine how excited they were when they got some new toys courtesy of Hasbro.






The FurReal Rock-a-too Show Bird toy is very entertaining. It keeps my kids entertained for hours non stop. They love how colourful it is, and the 50+ sound-and-motion combinations keeps them occupied. This is now one of their favourite toys and I can see why.


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This FurReal toy has three modes of play. And it is full of songs, dances, and laughs. It is such a cool toy with the funny jokes, sounds and movement. It even records voices and plays them back musically.

The FurReal Rock-a-too Show Bird is available in all major retailers and it is great for kids 4 years and over. I think it is a great toy pet to have for kids who want pets. My twins have been asking for a pet for sometime and I know we are not ready for that commitment now, so a toy pet would work great instead.

FurReal Rock-a-too Show Bird would definitely put a smile on your child’s face no matter how serious they try to be.


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My daughter is crazy about My Little Pony. She has seen all the episodes on Netflix, and we all saw My Little Pony Movie last year at the cinema thanks to her obsession with the ponies. Her favourite pony is Princess Twilight – Princess of Friendship. She collects the Ponies as well, so we have them all over the house. So I knew she would love this My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Collection Twilight Sparkle Playset. It is a hit in our house.


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This playset is a great gift idea for My Little Pony fans and kids that love role play. I like the school concept as my kids just started Reception last week, so this playlet is very timely. It comes with 24 accessories and a Twilight Sparkle pony figure. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series. It is definitely a beautiful playlet. You can get this in most good retailers and it is appropriate for kids who are 3 years and above.


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The Kiddies love this Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie. It stands 16 inches tall and features more than 100 sound and motion combinations. The kids love the signature Wookiee-talk back interaction, and how Chewie responds to external movements and sounds. It roars back everytime the kids make a noise.

Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie features poseable legs and can respond with a variety of facial expressions for fun surprises. It comes with the iconic bandolier and satchel.


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You can grab this toy at all good retailers. It is great gift idea for children 4 years and over.


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What do you think of these toys? Do sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.


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5 Tips for helping your child with their writing skills

Writing is one of the four key skills of language development that helps an individual to communicate effectively. They are:- Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The skills are acquired in order.

However, in this article, our focus is going to be in Writing. Writing is an active skill that is crucial in this day and age. However, parents often wonder how they can improve their kids writing skills.


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Writing is not am an easy task, and it may take time to develop a strong sense of writing. But parents can do a lot to help their kids accomplish this skill through a set of fun activities.  For instance, if your child learn about composition writing for primary school students, they are sure to benefit.


The Top 5 Tips Your Child Needs to Focus on To Better His Writing Skills

So, if you are a parent, bookmark the following tips that will make writing a fun task for your child.

  1. Reading

Reading is the learning skill that leads up to writing. It is important to introduce kids to regular reading that will help strengthen their writing skills.

Reading helps children acquire new words and vocabulary that can be used during writing. However, if you have a young child, it is best always to practice reading together.

  1. Avail a variety of writing materials.

Providing kids with fun writing materials such as colourful worksheets and pens is a great move. However one can make the process even more fun.

Switching up materials or creating worksheets can be motivational tools.  For instance, instead of regular pens or markers try finger painting or sidewalk chalk on the pavement.

  1. Create a conducive writing station.

Create a corner of your house specifically for writing. Space should be free from distractions. Space should inspire kids to want to write, thus should have all writing materials.

However, designing an authentic reading space especially for kids can be tough. Fortunately, the reading environment does not have to be one place then it is best to switch it up. And one more piece of advice, ensure space is rich in the paint because this will attract kids.




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  1. Motivate writing for particular reasons.

For instance, you can encourage your kids to keep a journal. This is a fun way for them to put down their thoughts as they write especially on a daily basis.

You can also motivate them to write new short stories about things that inspire them. If your daughter loves princesses, then you can help her write a new short story about princesses.

  1. Praise their work.

Learn to celebrate your child’s writing milestones. Every time they have a new piece of writing encourage them by reinforcing, them positively.

Eventually, their confidence will build up and the more they will want to write.


Writing isn’t just a way to write. It’s also a medium to express and a way to learn more. Learning language and being able to express yourself is one of those life skills that’s going to help your child in their career, no matter what they choose to become.


Do you have any writing tips for kids to share?


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What to Pack for a Holiday with a Baby or Toddler

Going away as a family is bound to create lots of memories you’ll remember for years to come. But it’s always those things you’d rather forget that keep being brought up again and again. No need to cringe every time you think about Sally’s nappy explosion where you were left nappy-less and unprepared. You won’t be covering your face at the memory of Jimmy having a full-blown meltdown by the pool because he’s finally remember his teddy is thousands of miles away on another continent. Why? Because we’ve thought of all those items you need to pack when going on holiday with a baby or toddler.


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How to Entertain Your Children Abroad

Going to a new place is exciting. Admittedly, though, a short attention span means your child may be less enthused by the idea of a new place with endless adventure. We don’t understand either. So it’s a good idea to pack a few essentials. Include their favourite toys, as they’ll likely be wailing for it as soon as you touchdown on foreign soil. You should also buy a few new toys. New toys will have a longer lifetime before they’re unceremoniously labelled boring and discarded.

For hot locations, why not buy cheap water guns? Sets of figurines of their favourite characters or cars are also great for something that doesn’t take up too much space but offers hours of fun. In dire situations, just give them the iPad. Loading up a tablet with games and films is a great way to occupy during the flight. Turns out it’s just as good when they’re driving you mad and you just want 10 minutes of peace to lie in the sun.


Be Prepared with Kids Clothing

Don’t take any chances. Accidents happen and that’s why you might find yourself packing an extra top for yourself. When it comes to kids, accidents happen quite a lot. When it comes to packing, squeeze in as many extra outfits as you can, as well as nappies – or pants if you’re in the midst of the joy that is potty training. It also goes without saying that you should pack those few additional items for yourself, too. Because who knows, their accident may be one they’d like to share, and you want to avoid washing at all costs whilst on your relaxing (?) family holiday.


Take Baby Food on Holiday

Realistically you may only be thinking as far ahead as the flight in terms of what you can and can’t take, but you should also look beyond security checks and restrictions. Especially when travelling with a baby, formula milk and baby food might not be as accessible in the country you’re visiting, or it may not agree with your child. Depending on what stage you’re at, it’s likely best to cater for the worst-case scenario and ensure you’ve brought supplies so your child doesn’t go hungry.

Bring jars of baby food, easily tucked and protected in the folds of your clothes in hold luggage, as well as enough formula milk to see you through. If you’re concerned about luggage allowance, you can always click and collect at a branch within the airport. By click and collecting, it also means you can benefit from great savings using websites like Discount Promo Codes on Boots or Superdrug orders. Get money off your online order but benefit from the ease of picking up right when you need it.


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Remember to Take a Pram

You may ‘um’ and ‘ah’ about whether or not to take the pram away with you, especially if you have a toddler. Future you will be grateful though if you just bite the bullet and take it. It’s worth calling ahead if you’re staying in a hotel to see if they provide them, but if not you’ll be prepared for a tired sensitive toddler and avoid walking at a snail’s pace at the hottest point of the day. When it comes to extra charges in your luggage allowance, it’s worth taking a look at the airline you’re flying with. For example, EasyJet allows you to take two items free of charge when travelling with under 5s, from pushchairs to car seats and other options. British Airways also allows you to take a pushchair for free with your checked baggage.


What Swimming Essentials Do You Need for Your Child?

It would be a nightmare to forget your swimming essentials. No one goes abroad and doesn’t make the most of the pool facilities. With a little one, there are a number more items needed than just your swimming cossie. For babies, you’ll likely want to bring their swim float. You can buy rings that they’re able to comfortably sit and bob along in. For toddlers, arm bands give them some independence as they splash around in the pool. It also goes without saying to stock up on swimming nappies. No one wants to be evacuating the pool in a hurry and, much like regular nappies, you’ll have more peace of mind knowing you’re well supplied rather than risking seeing what you can pick up whilst you’re away.

When travelling with little ones, the main piece of advice to stick to is to come prepared. We can all collectively agree mum’s are better off being overpacked and overprepared than left in a sticky situation – quite literally. Make the most of the weight allowance you have and even ensure you’re getting the most out of your hand luggage, too. Sacrificing an extra pair of your shoes is a worthy loss to avoid a Sally poo-nami after all.

What do you pack for a holiday with a baby to toddler? Please sound off in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.


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