Autumn Activities coming soon…

Autumn Activities coming soon…

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Easter Basket Gift Guide 2021

Easter Basket Gift Guide 2021

I thought an Easter Gift guide would be helpful as I’m always looking for new ideas so might as well share what I’ve got for Isabella’s basket.
She can’t have dairy so I always over compensate with chocolate free gifts. It’s hard when she sees her big sisters getting lots of chocolate and unfortunately there is not that many Dairy free chocolate eggs out there.

1.Little Brian Paint Sticks and an Easter picture I printed from their blog


2.Tickit Rainbow Wooden Eggs

3.Tickit Wooden Rainbow Egg cups

TickiT Easter Egg Hunt 2021!

The TickiT Easter Egg is hiding at find the egg and click on it to reveal your discount code valid only over the easter weekend on any product at! Happy hunting 🔍 😊

The egg will be hiding from Friday 2nd April 2021 until 23:59 Monday 5th April 2021. The discount code will be valid for this time only.

4. Learning Resources Discovery eggs 

5. Learning Resources Design & Drill STEM Garden

6. Learning Resources Play Foam Putty 

7. Learning Resources Play Foam Pals Unicorn Magic 


8. Miss Nella Bag of Wonders with Ladybird Nail Dryer

Bag of Wonders with Ladybird Nail Dryer

9. The Range Unicorn Plaster Model

10. Lanka Kade Wooden Birds 

Happy Easter from My Three Little Strawberries



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Make, Create and Learn with NEW Magna-Tiles

Make, Create and Learn with NEW Magna-Tiles


I absolutely love open-ended play for children and Magna – Tiles really wins on this.

They are so versatile and excellent for developing imaginations.

These have been one of Isabellas most played with toys since she got them and she loves to add in other toys too, like little figures etc.

Through working in childcare environments I have played with a variety of brands but I have to say Magna – Tiles have been top on durability, performance and quality.

The super high quality magnets easily snap together, making them easy to build with.

They are also the perfect size for small hands and have been fantastic for helping to develop Isabellas fine motor skills.

Isabella has loved creating all sorts of imaginative structures, from spaceships and rockets to flowers.

One thing I really love about Magna -tiles is how easy they are to wipe clean and in this strange world we currently find ourselves living in, this is a major factor for me when buying toys.

I have also been looking for toys that will keep Isabella entertained at home and something that provides educational benefits for her.

I am a firm believer in Learning through play and Magna -Tiles win here again as children learn so much from them without even knowing.

Here are a learning benefits we have found from playing with them,

Problem solving

Hand eye coordination

Shape recognition

Pattern making

Balance and weight

Language development

Critical thinking

Imaginative play

Magna – tiles provide hours of play and we will definitely be adding more to our collection, especially now I have seen some of the new ones out!

They certainly are a classic childhood toy and I highly recommend them, I think even a two year old could enjoy them with supervision. My older girls love playing with them and so do I (not just for children!)

All Magna-Tiles shapes have a unique ability to always attract, even when tiles are flipped – it’s the secret power of the click! That means anything children can dream and imagine, they can build!

 The durable magnetic building tiles will spark children’s creativity, and provide hours of play, as pre-schoolers make, create and learn – and become Magna-Makers!


I for Isabella as she practices her phonics and letter recognition.

Whether building a colourful rainbow, a bustling city or a soaring rocket ship, little ones will be getting a head start on learning shapes, colours and basic building skills.

There’s a 15, 32 and 100 piece set to choose from, plus a stardust set featuring mirrored and glittered tiles for some extra sparkle and dazzle.  All the building sets are compatible.

The new Magna-Tiles range includes:

  • Magna-Tiles Clear Colours 32 piece set: includes squares (2 large, 14 small) and triangles (8 equilateral, 4 right, 4 isosceles) £34.99
  • Magna-Tiles Clear Colours 100 Piece Set: includes squares (4 large, 50 small) and triangles (20 equilateral, 11 right, 15 isosceles) £99.99
  • Magna-Tiles Stardust 15 Piece Set: includes 4 mirrored squares, 7 glittered squares and 4 equilateral triangles, adding extra sparkle to playtime £19.99

RRP: From £19.99 to £99.99

Age: 3-5yrs

Available from : Smyths Toys Store

As Always thanks for reading and I hope it helps you in making a decision to join the Magna -tiles family

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Digital Easter egg hunt with Learning Resources

Digital Easter egg hunt with Learning Resources

This year we are staying safe and staying home again so we are so eggcited taking part in a digital Easter egg hunt with one of are favourite companies Learning Resources.

Their core values say everything about them and as a parent and Early Years Educator I can personally agree they meet all of these values in their products which I have been using for many years and will continue to do so.

Quality – We believe in creating a quality product that will enable a child to take ownership of their learning and succeed.

Passion – We have passion in what we do and the products we sell, enabling us to deliver a superior service and product offering.

Fun – In school, at home or in the workplace, we aim to inspire a life-long love of learning. Put simply, education can change a child’s life – we love learning and we hope you will too.

Its a safe and fun way to have some Easter Adventures with your children.

Check out their activities blog first to keep you busy over half term.

Don’t forget to take a look at their really great alternatives gift blog too as children always get so much chocolate, its nice to add in something a bit different that will also keep them entertained for longer than a piece of chocolate and they will benefit from some learning too.


How to join in :

  • Hop over to follow their Facebook and Instagram.
  • Check in every half hour from 9:30am 29th March to find out where to discover your next clue.
  • Follow the clue to find the egg on the blog (don’t worry – you can’t miss it).
  • When you find the egg, tap on it to crack and reveal the letter. Make a note of the letters as you’ll need them to complete the riddle.
  • After you have the final clue, see if you can unscramble the letters to find the mystery word!
  • Follow the link on the last blog to our website entry form, fill in your details, and answer the question.
  • When you submit, you’ll be given the chance to enter the competition to win an eggciting Learning Resources prize worth over £100 including our cute new Coding Critters Bopper, Hip & Hop!
  • An email will be sent to you within 48 hours with your unique 30% discount code for you to use when you shop our fun, engaging Learning Resources educational toys and games. On Tuesday 30th March, they will reveal who won our bumper bundle of Alternative Easter Gifts!

Here is our clue……








Lots of luck xxxx



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Gingerbread Play Dough

Gingerbread Play Dough


I cup plain flour

1//4 cup salt

2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

3 teaspoon sweet cinnamon

2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup of boiling water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix
  2. Add the boiling water and oil
  3. Mix with a mixer or by hand until a dough forms
  4. Then take it out of the bowl to cool and knead , adding extra flour if still sticky.

I added some loose parts like buttons and pom moms or eyes from Hobbycraft

We also had a gingerbread shaped cutter and a wooden Lanka Kade figure with a copy of the story book.


Children should be supervised with any small loose parts and with boiling water.


Have fun!





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