Showing posts with label #BrandAmbassador. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #BrandAmbassador. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 April 2017

JCB Easter egg Hunt

The boys chicken pox are finally starting to scab over and they're starting to feel back to normal.
*Yippee*
So after nearly two whole weeks of being stuck indoors, I decided to set up a fun Easter egg hunt game in the garden with the help of Stacking Stanley.


Whilst the boys were in the front room jumping about with excitement I got busy hiding different coloured eggs about the garden along with some other JCB friends.
I had planned to fill the plastic eggs with mini eggs, but unfortunately I may have eaten all of them before the hunt started!


The aim of the game:

Find your colour egg and race them back to Stanley one at a time,
once all your eggs are in Stanley tray you have to build up the tower, once you have done that you can pick a chocolate egg!


Here's a little video of the boys on their hunt.


Ru had a few tantrums, mainly about the fact his bunny ears wouldn't stay on and he wasn't really a big fan of someone other than him was building the tower!

Other than Ru's mini temper tantrums, the boys all had great fun.
I thought I had hidden the eggs in pretty easy to see spots, but apparently not as they all had difficulties in finding them and Oscar didn't find his last one.


Once the hunt was finished they all sat down to enjoy their special JCB Easter eggs before having a play with their new JCB toy - Stacking Stanley.



The eggs instantly disappeared and then surprisingly they all took it in turns in building the tower on Stanley.
Ru and Oscar both really enjoyed playing with him and they both stayed in the garden long after everyone else had gone in.



**I was sent Stacking Stanley as part of my brand ambassadorship with JCB KIDS

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Wheels On The Digger Go Round and Round

Rupert loves pretty much anything with wheels!
Even round about at the park, he would much rather lay on the floor and watch them than actually sit on the roundabout!

Jon apparently was the same when he was young.

Ru always has a car in his hand, or a couple shoved in his pockets when we venture out and about.

He recently has been enjoying playing with some new JCB wheel loaders.


JCB explore offer a great range of diggers of all sizes and models.
Perfect for little ones to let their imaginations run wild.
Ru likes to re an act cars and pretends his wheel loaders are the tractors in the film which Mator an Lightning scare.

For a child who isn't big on role play, its wonderful seeing him act out one of his favourite films.


He's getting quite a collection now and his digger line up is nearly as impressive as his cars line ups.

The large Wheel Loader is available on amazon for £12.68, suitable for ages 3+.
The mini Wheel Loader is available over on JCB explore for £3.99 suitable for ages 1+.
Both are perfect for indoor and outdoor play!



Do you have a digger crazy child?


**We are brand ambassadors for JCB kids, Toys were sent for the purpose of this post.




Friday, 20 January 2017

Breaking Screen Time With Clementoni Toys

Im back with some fab Clementoni toys that are guaranteed to get your kids away from their beloved tablets and get playing!


First up is the Tumbling Car
aimed at 2-4 yr olds,
Simple controls,
Car can do somersaults,
 It is ideal for learning numbers, space perception and for stimulating recognition of the relationship between cause and effect.
You can buy it from amazon for £18.15.

Rupert absolutely loved the tumbling car, I haven't seen him so taken with a toy in a long while!
He found the controls easy to use and loved watching the car take tumbles.
It was great watching him figure things out, such as when he drove the car into a wall, he had to press the other button to make the car move away.

A really great toy and I know it will be played with endlessly in the mini beast household!



Next up is an Interactive Quiz Puzzle....
I didn't even know you could get interactive puzzles, so imagine my excitement when I opened up the box.


I had to explain it to the twins, they were nearly as impressed as I was.
Oscar though did love the magic pen you use to answer the questions.
The boys all love Blaze and the Monster Machines, so were keen to get the puzzle out.

The boys took no time building it, we all worked together and even Rupert placed a few pieces in the correct spots.

Puzzles are a great way of having fun with out a screen being involved.
Doing a puzzle in a team or on your own is just as enjoyable.
The twins love sitting at the table and cracking on with a puzzle and you can see how proud they are of themselves once they've finished one.

Having an added bonus of the puzzle being interactive was great, they spent ages trying to figure out the right answers to the questions and then they quizzed each other.
Most nights before dinner they know would rather get the puzzle out than sit and watch the telly.

You can get the puzzle from amazon for £15.99


**I was sent the products as part of my brand ambassadorship for Clementoni toys, 
All thoughts are my own!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Foggy Day In With My First JCB Toys

We spent this morning out at the Sea Life Centre and were going to have a game of football in the afternoon, but the fog hasn't lifted and the boys didn't want to go back out in the cold.

So that meant it was a perfect time to show them the new JCB kids stuff we were sent!


We were sent Digger Driver book,
Mega Machines Play Box and My Mega Digger Toolbox all from Igloobooks.


Oscar and Alex both loved the Digger Driver book, Oscar tried to perfect his driving skills, whilst Alex loved pushing all the noisy buttons!

It makes a fun and interactive bedtime story.


Rupert loved lining up all the road signs from the Tool box and Play box.
When I showed him how to use the play mat he was happy as pie.
He was very content in driving his mini Joey JCB around the track.


Both play sets.

The twins and Ru were kept quiet for the majority of the afternoon.
I don't think I've ever seen them play that nicely before.

The twins have each claimed an activity book and have told me they are going to solve all the puzzles without help tomorrow morning.
(I'll believe it when I see it!)

The play sets definitely a 5* rating just for me getting a five minutes to enjoy a hot coffee!


In the Mega Tool Box you got an array of road signs and a wind up Joey JCB along with an exciting hardback activity book.

The tool box is handy as you can store all the mini road signs from it plus from the Mega Play Box in it and have no worries of losing them.

I'm sure Rupert will end up filling it with his cars.

In the Mega Play box you array of road signs, a wind up Joey JCB, an activity book and a play mat.



*I was sent the products as part of my Brand Ambassadorship for JCB Kids


Sunday, 18 December 2016

JCB Kids


We have been given the fantastic role of being JCB Kids brand ambassadors, which means over the coming months I'll be sharing with you some really cool JCB kid goodies.
Which will range from clothing to bedroom accessories to toys!

The boys are all pretty excited as they looooove anything to do with diggers.


In our November box we received two tops,
One Joey JCB striped jumper and a long sleeved top.
Both of which Rupert adored and hasn't wanted to take off.
The jumper is age 4-5, so was meant for the twins, but as Ru was there when I opened the box he took first dibs.

Alex has got his eye on it, so im sure at the first moment he gets he will nab it.
Both tops are from the JCB range at M&Co.


The jumper is lovely and soft and for a character top looks rather smart!
It's made well and washes well!

The Joey JCB stripe sweater costs £12.00, which is a very reasonable price for a well made jumper!

Same goes for the long sleeved top.
This is perfect for nursery wear or when out and about.
The JCB Joey top costs £9.00.



We were also sent My First JCB toys by Golden Bear Toys.
We received a Freddie Fastrac and a Talkie Joey JCB.

Both have 5 fun phrases to keep the kids entertained.
The twins favourite phrase being 'Back to work lazy bones!'

You can find Freddie over on amazon for £14.40


My 1st JCB Talkie Joey which costs £9.99 is a great buy, Noah received one of these one Christmas when he was little and it is still going today and we haven't had to change the batteries once!

Ru adores his talking JCB's and takes them all over.




These two little characters have become firm favourites in the house and the all the boys love driving them around the house!



I can't wait to show you more JCB Kid goodies!

x



*I was sent the products for free and as part of my brand ambassadorship. 
All thoughts are my own .

Friday, 14 October 2016

Half Term Boredom Busters With Clementoni Toys

It only feels like yesterday that the long 6/7 weeks of the summer holidays were over and the kids were finally going back to school and my sanity was about to return.

Now October Half Term is just around the corner and I have only just found out that the boys are off for TWO WEEKS!!!!
Seriously when did that become a thing?

October isn't known for its beautiful weather so I thought I would share a couple of toys that could prevent the kiddies becoming bored.


First ones are for the mini people;

Football mad kids?
Mine are and this has gone down a treat, I've even spotted Noah practising his goal shooting.

Ru was very taken with this and the moment he saw it came with a ball it turned into his new favourite thing.
He's got a great kick on him, but still needs a bit of practise getting it into the goal, the twins have been helping him, by showing him how they do it
This is one of the only toys they have that they actually share nicely!

Some of the key features of the World Cup Winner are;

  • An educational speaking toy that teaches the first letters, numbers from 1 to 5, shapes and colours, how to count and lots of new words,
  • Music mode has lots of amusing songs as well as fun sounds and light effect.
  • Teaches English and Spanish.


Another one for the Little people is the Nursery Rhyme Farm Pad which is suitable from 24 months.

Ru isn't a big talker but he loves singing along to nursery rhymes.
He does usually play them on the iPad but with this farm pad its much more interactive and he loves that he can press the different animals and hear the different sounds they make.
He never really used to be able to tell you what animal belonged to what noise but he's slowly getting there and with the Farm Pad I can see that happening.
This keeps him quite for a good while, this is perfect for calming down time.


Now onto those bigger children who are more harder to please!
If Noah could play on his PlayStation all day every day he would, and he really gets annoyed when I tell him he has to do other things or his brain will rot!
When presenting him with other things to do, normally he will grunt at me and go off in a huff.
Unless its something really cool, just like the Mechanic Laboratory .
As soon as he saw this his face lit up!

As much as Noah pretends he hates making things and being creative, he actually really enjoys it once he gets stuck in.

He is following the instructions stage by stage, and is looking forward to the end result!
Keep an eye on my Instagram to see the end result!



This Mechanic Laboratory will keep him busy all half term, as you can make more than 50 buildings of increasing complexity, you can build helicopters, motorized cranes, cars with electric motors.

**Sponsored Post as part of being a Brand Ambassador for Clementoni Toys


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