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The Kiddies Review LeapFrog Learning School

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My kids have a couple of LeapFrog toys and gadgets. The brand has so many entertaining and educative toys, which is why many kids loved them! Today is all about the amazing LeapFrog Learning School Playset! My kids have had this toy for years now and it is still a hit. They play with it almost everyday and they can easily do so for hours. My daughter really enjoys role play and she gets into her element with this LeapFrog Learning School. It is a cool toy to have around for the little ones.

 

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This Leapfrog Learning School is a great way to introduce kids to the idea of school! It is great to get this toy when your little one is about to go into pre school as they can play with it at home beforehand and get into the idea of learning in a structured environment. The toy teaches school routines, listening comprehension and pretend play. It is great for children 2 years and over.

My kids (especially my daughter) really enjoy playing with this lovely toy as you can see in the video below. She could easily do this for hours if possible. I love the fact that it encourages imaginative play. This is something my kids are lacking now thanks to the gadget life we are all living. It also encourages fine motor skills with doors that open and close, a spinning carousel, accelerating slide.

 

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The twins went on a bear hunt in school and have been talking about it non stop ever since! They really enjoyed the experience and love singing the going on a bear hunt song. Watch the video below and tell me what you think. You can also follow us on our YouTube Channel. We post new videos every week!

 

 

What do you think of the Leapfrog Learning School playset? Does your little one have any LeapFrog toys? What do you think of them? Please share your toys in the comments section below.

 

 

 

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Benefits of Reading Bedtime Stories Plus a Giveaway

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Reading bedtime stories to children is really important. My children love reading, they read everyday. Believe it or not, the first thing they do when they wake up is to grab a book from their bookshelves to read. I know they are awake in the morning when I hear them reading their favourite books. So reading comes naturally to my kids. They enjoy reading various books and I enjoy reading to them. The importance of reading can never be overemphasised, and I am glad to see the twins have inherited my love for reading. I enjoy reading bedtime stories to my kids. It is one of my favourite parts of the day and I cherish our bonding time.

 

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Ditch the tech and read actual books

I read to the kiddies every night. Bedtime stories are very important, and I make sure we never miss this family bonding time. Even when we are away on holiday, I make sure to take a couple of books with us for bedtime reading. The benefits of reading bedtime stories are numerous, which is why it is so important to read a bedtime story everyday. Reading actual books is the right way to do this. The kiddies have their tablets and Leapfrogs with eBooks but when it comes to everyday reading and bedtime stories, we make sure to read a book and ditch the tech.

 

The benefits of reading bedtime stories and Pyjamarama campaign

Francesca Simon, a bestselling author, comments on how important it is to read books to our children : “Reading a bedtime story together is one of the best experiences a child and parent can share, and something tech cannot replace. The many evenings I spent immersed in books with my son, Joshua, until he was 11, not only inspired me to become a children’s author, but are also some of our best shared memories and gave my son the confidence, curiosity and thirst for learning that has set him up for life”.

Just ten minutes of reading a book together a day makes such a massive difference in the lives of the little ones. It helps build children’s language and understanding, imagination, spelling, resilience and confidence. It is also a great way for a family to bond. Which is why I am working with BookTrust to raise awareness about the joy of the bedtime story by celebrating Pyjamarama, a nationwide fundraising campaign by BookTrust on 7th June. Brits are asked to donate £1 to wear their pyjamas all day on Friday 7th June. Money raised will go towards helping BookTrust ensure that every child experiences the amazing benefits of access to books and reading.

 

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What your donation can do
  • £25 could provide 15 pre-school children living in women’s refuge centres with their own bookpack
  • £50 could provide 6 families from deprived communities with additional support through theirchildren’s centre to develop a reading habit
  • £100 could help us work with a struggling secondary school to support teenagers re-engage with reading
  • £1,000 could enable us to support 740 children with a disability that impacts motor skills, providing them with specially created touch and feel books, finger puppets and guidance for parents

 

Giveaway Details

Now for the giveaway information, BookTrust has offered to gift a reader a Ben and Holly 5 Figure Pack & Little Library.

 

 

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To take part in this giveaway, you need to do the following –

  1. Follow me on Twitter and Retweet this post.
  2. Follow my new YouTube channel.
  3. Leave a comment telling me why reading to children is so important. Please remember to include your Twitter name so I know where to find you.

You can also stay up to date with my blog posts and vlogs on my Facebook page – Fashion and Style Police.

 

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks. It ends 6 June at 10pm. The winner will be contacted via Twitter so please ensure you leave your Twitter name. It is open to UK residents only.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the day.

 

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