Learning Resources Playfoam Pals

Learning Resources Playfoam Pals

We were so excited to be sent this new collectable toy from Learning Resources called Playfoam Pals.

The girls are big Playfoam fans from when I was working and I used to buy lots of it and Isabella loves anything that involves a surprise.

What is Playfoam?

Playfoam is a non-toxic formula for safe sensory play.

Its mess free so it wont stick to your carpets, clothing or furniture although sparkle Playfoam may transfer colour stain to fabric and plastic but stains can be removed from tabletops with vegetable oil.

One of the best things about Playfoam is that it never dries out, even if you forget to put it away!

What do you get in you box?

Each box includes two mystery pods filled full of a different coloured Playfoam and hidden inside is a mystery Playfoam Pal.

You also get a collection sheet to identify and tick off which Pals you get.

Series 1 features 12 wild animals plus rare endangered golden critters. So you can have fun collecting them all.

What can you do with it?

Playfoam has endless creative learning opportunities.

They had so much fun opening up their pods to discover which pals they got and we were even lucky enough to get a rare golden penguin!

Isabella used her fine motor skills to mold the foam making different shapes. She just loved feeling it and all the girls found it very relaxing to just sit and play with it in their hands.

They all used their imaginations to create different models from cats to snakes.

Megan had a great idea to make a car from her Playfoam and Sophie used the pod to create an iglo for the penguin. They also made beds for their pals too.

The girls thought it was hilarious that you could take the heads off and swap the bodies to create different creatures and they also had a wedding!

Playfoam Pals are a great ideas for stocking fillers for christmas and they provide hours of fun.

In my opinion they are a bargain for they amount of entertainment they provide not to mention all the learning and sensory benifits. They are £6.99 for two pods and you can get them from all major toy stores, Amazon or the Learning Resources website.

‘They are recommended for ages 5 years and above although Isabella is 2 years and with supervision absolutely loves them. They do contain small parts so constant supervision would be required for under 5 years!

They are also the perfect size to be taken anywhere and I will definitley be packing them for outings, car journeys and plane trips.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and we hope you have fun.

My Three Little Strawberries




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Learning Resources Christmas Gift Guide 2018


Beaker Creatures Super Lab Set


Beaker Creatures Magnification Chamber

Beakers Creatures Sets

Theses sets are loved by all three girls and their cousins. Its a great introduction to science in a fun way.

All the sets compliment each other but also work great on their own.

The come with some great slime recipes and other experiment ideas.

These are sure to keep children entertained over Christmas and beyond.

You can view our full review on these here

Beakers Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab RRP £25.00

Suitable ages 5 years +

Beakers Creatures Magnification Chamber RRP £15.00

Suitable ages 5 years+

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

Geosafari Jr. My First Microscope

This is such a cute gift and Isabella gets it off the shelf to use almost everyday to examine all sorts of things.

Its also great for the garden and is the perfect size to take on outings.

You can read our full review here

RRP £20.00

Suitable for ages 3-7 years

Playfoam Pals

Playfoam® Pals™ Wild Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends

Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends 2-Pack

Playfoam Pals

Theses are the perfect stocking filler!

We are huge Playfoam fans.

I love these just as much as the girls and they love collecting the characters you get inside and Isabella loves to use them for small world play.

You can read our full review here

RRP £6.00 for a pack of two

Suitable for ages 5 years+

Playfoam Shape and Learn Number set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Numbers Set

Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam® Shape & Learn Alphabet Set

Playfoam Shape and Learn (numbers and letters sets)

These sets are fantastic.

They come with play foam in a range of colours and high quality cards that have numbers/letters/shapes (depending which set you choose) on them and then you can mould the foam around them to create the letter or number.

Amazing for learning shapes and colours.

Ideal for letter and number recognition.

RRP £13.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Get a grip on fine motor skills!

Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set 

All if you don’t know by now then where have you been?

I think this is an essential set for sensory play and we use these in almost every activity.

I cannot recommend them enough.

Amazing for developing fine motor skills and much more!

RRP £8.00

Suitable for ages 3 years+




This game is the perfect for family games nights but also for parties as its so much fun. We will definitely be taking it to our Christmas Eve party night.

Its not just for kids, adults will enjoy playing it on Child free evenings too!

It comes with a set of cards and play foam. You choose a card and pick something from it then mould it for the other players to guess what it is. (warning.. this can get seriously funny!)

You can also read our full review here

RRP £19.00

Suitable ages 10 years+


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