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Online Resources for Kids

We have been keeping busy homeschooling this week and it has gone pretty well. I must confess, I was really worried at first. It all looked a little much to study, work and homeschool at the same time. Plus doing anything outdoors is really not possible anymore. All that got me worried, but we got into it all as soon as the week started and it has been amazing. Having a routine similar to what the kids have in school works. Thanks to the hardworking teachers and amazing online resources, we got all the materials we need to smash it!

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Here are some of the amazing online resources for kids we are using this week –

Ruth Miskin Training

This YouTube channel is filled up lots of videos to help children learn their phonics. It is really helpful. The twins watch a video on the channel everyday and they are carrying on their learning thanks to the amazing team behind this channel. Ruth Miskin Training also has a Facebook page and the videos are posted on their as well, so it is worth having a look if you children are in KS1. There are new Youtube Videos posted everyday for different levels.

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is reading stories everyday on his website and the kiddies love listening to him read a book. It is a great way to mix up the learning from home. I read to my twins everyday and they read to me as well, but having somewhere read a book is a great way to broaden their horizon. You can have a look at his website to listen to his readings.

 

Kidz Bop Kids

If your children love dancing, they would Kids Bob Kids! It is a fun Youtube Channel filled up with catchy tunes and lots of moves. My twins enjoy dancing along and sometimes I find myself dancing too! It is a fun way to get the kids moving.

Oxford Owl

Another great website for children is the Oxford Owl. It filled with expert advice, tips and activities to help your child’s reading. There are lots of ebooks available on the website. We have read two books already on Oxford Owl. The Duchess read Ballet and the Duke read Code for Dragon Training. We are reading Everyone Got Wet next and we can’t wait. Oxford Owl is a website worth subscribing to. It will definitely keep the little ones busy.

What do you think of these online resources for kids? How are you finding homeschooling?

 

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Great Gift ideas for Kids

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My twins turn 6 in the next few weeks and I have been busy browsing the web for great gift ideas for kids. They are in year 1 now and are growing really fast, so I wanted gifts they would find entertaining for longer. My kids get bored quite quickly, so getting the right sort of birthday presents was a mission. I recently came across BrightMinds; a website that stocks over 2,000 quality toys and games for kids, and I was intrigued by the items they had on their website. There are all sorts of toys for 6 year old kids available on BrightMinds, you are sure to find exciting products for your children.

Here are some of the amazing children’s toys that caught my attention –

 

Fairy Light Garden £29.99

 

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This Fairy Light Garden is a great gift idea for the little ones. This is the sort of thing my daughter would like, which is why it caught my eye straight away. It is an excellent little toy for a child’s room and also works as a stunning night light. This Fairy Light Garden is an enchanted fairy mushroom home with glass seeds. It is great for children 4 years and over.

 

My Design Portfolio Fashion Studio £14.99

 

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If your little one is into fashion, this My Design Portfolio Fashion Studio would make a great gift. My daughter is a fashion lover already and she goes on and on about being a fashion designer and having her own fashion show. So I know this My Design Portfolio Fashion Studio would be perfect for her. This kit allows you design more than 200 fashion styles. It will definitely keep you little fashionista busy. A great gift idea for children 5 years and over.

 

Large Blue Sand Timer 5 Minute £12.99

 

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This Large Blue Sand Timer 5 Minute is another great idea. My son would love this for sure. He is into all sorts of timers at the moment. Timers work great for time related activates like homework, brushing the teeth, screen time, and so on. It is a lovely way of getting children interested in the concept of time. I love the size of this and the colour is pretty.

 

 

Desktop Arcade Machine £24.99

 

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This retro Desktop Arcade Machine is another great gift idea for kids. It is preloaded with 240 16-bit games of the 80s. It has an 8-way control joystick, 2.5″ TFT screen as well as a  built-in speaker. This is a lovely gift idea for children 6 years and over. I love it!

 

What do you think of these great gift ideas for kids? Did any catch your eye?

 

 

The Kiddies Review Fingerlings Gigi & Charlie

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The Kiddies have been going on and on about the new Fingerlings Baby Animals, so we decided to get them one each. My daughter picked Gigi – The Baby White Unicorn with a rainbow mane and tail. My son went for Charlie – The Monkey. The twins have been very busy playing with these new toy animals, and I must confess the Fingerlings are quite cute! They make funny sounds and move their heads, so they are interactive and great as play toys.

For those who have never heard of Fingerlings, they are toy animals by WowWee, they hang onto your finger and respond to sound, motion, and touch.

 

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WowWee Fingerlings Charlie

Apart from holding on to fingers and responding to touch, sounds and motion, Fingerlings Charlie will kiss you back if you blow kisses. You can hang Charlie upside-down by the tail and watch him monkey around! Petting Charlie to sleep or making a loud noise also gets him excited. My little man is loving Charlie so much at the moment. 

 

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WowWee Fingerlings Gigi

My daughter is obsessed with Gigi. This Baby Unicorn loves holding onto fingers. She responds to noise, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and many other adorable noises.  You can hold Gigi right-side up or upside-down to get different reactions! She also kisses back if you kiss her.

 

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YouTube Video

We have been very busy on Youtube this week. You can watch our YouTube Video here and see for yourself, what these Fingerlings little toys by WowWee can do! You can also catch up on all our other vlogs here. And please subscribe to our channel.

 

 

What do you think of these Fingerlings toys? If you like you can grab Gigi here and Charlie here.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

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