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

Friday, 16 June 2017

Twirlywoos // Fun Sounds Big Red Boat and Fun Sounds Great Bighoo Soft Toy Review


Ru adores the Twirlywoos and always enjoys watching the shows.

So when Golden Bear Toys sent him some new Fun Sound toys to play with his eyes lit right up just like it was Christmas!


We were sent;

Fun Sounds Great Bighoo soft toy (RRP £10.99)
  • Super soft and beautifully textured fabrics
  •  Character says their signature sounds
  • He makes a lloveable cuddly companion and a great friend to go on twirly adventures with!

and


  • Includes 3 fun boat sounds
  • Built to last from tough materials
  • The perfect size for little hands



Ru was very impressed with his new toys and wanted to set sail on a Twirlywoo adventure straight away.

He loved hearing the boat make noises and he couldn't resist a cuddle or two from Great Big Hoo.
He even went and fetched his Interactive Musical Chick to join in the fun.



The toys are lovely and super cute and I think they would make an ideal gift for any little Twirlywoo fan.
They're not overly priced and have they have a wow factor.
Rupert certainly wow'd when he saw his.



Rupert has really fallen in love with these toys and he sits his Big Red Boat proudly on his shelf when he goes to bed, so that its safe from his brothers and in his view at all times. 
Great BigHoo cuddles up next to him in bed to help keep him nice and safe while he sleeps.



Do you have a Twirlywoo fan at home?

Friday, 17 February 2017

In the Night Garden Live 2017 Discount Code

In the Night Garden Live 2017 is on sale now! 

I am so excited to be taking Ru to see In The Night Garden Live that I thought id share a nice little gift of a special discount code, if you still haven't bought your tickets yet!




The world's only live productions of the Cbeebies top-rated show will visit London, Birmingham and Manchester this summer, on tour from 25 May to 28 August.



Visit www.NightGardenLive.com to book your tickets, and enter EARLY64V at the checkout to save up to £5* off your order! Ticket prices will rise according to demand, so book now for the best savings!  




Don't forget, all tickets are covered by the Flexible Exchange Policy, so if you need to you can swap your tickets for another time and date for a small fee. 
For more information please visit www.NightGardenLive.com.


*Coupon will take £5 off orders over £60, or 5% off orders under £60. 
Ts & Cs apply, please visit www.nightgardenlive.com/terms-and-conditions for more info.



Saturday, 21 January 2017

Revealed: The Science Behind Hugs on National Hugging Day

On a day when the world might need a good hug,
research reveals that we simply aren’t getting enough



·       Hugs release oxytocin – a chemical which can make us happy – yet a third of us receive no hugs at all
·       3.2m Brits believe hugging relieves stress and helps them relax and want 6 a day… but have to settle for 2
·       Family hugs are the tops – with partners, sons/daughters and mum making the top 5 favourite huggers
·       Dogs awarded title of ‘most huggable’ followed by cat, rabbits, horses and… elephants!
·       The ‘Duggee Hug’ is an intrinsic element of every episode of BAFTA Award-winning preschool show, Hey Duggee
·       Andy Cope, Doctor of Happiness and Hugging Expert, reveals the science behind hugging and why we need to do more


In pursuit of happiness, people traverse the globe, explore the world’s wonders, splash out millions on material goods, yet often still carry that empty feeling. If only the happiness chemical, oxytocin, could be homegrown – well it can!

According to research, a hug lasting seven seconds or longer can work the magic of releasing the happiness hormone, perking us up from gloomy blues. That’s great news for Brits – to mark National Hugging Day (21 January), and inspired by the huge positive response to the ‘Duggee Hug’ featured in the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies’ show Hey Duggee, BBC Worldwide commissioned research* which reveals that the average hug lasts 7.7 seconds. However, Brits are in desperate need of more hugs.

The poll shows that we would like an average of nearly six hugs a day, with those in the Midlands being the most huggable – demanding a whopping 12 hugs a day! Unfortunately we fall short, with Brits only getting an average of two hugs a day, and 33% (17.2m) not receiving any hugs at all.

So where are all the hugs going? Research shows that Brits may hug their partners the most (50%), however daughters (23%) and sons (19%) come a close second and third, showing that we are still hugging our children more than our female friends (17%) and our mums (13%). It would seem that family is oxytocin central – 37% believe their partners give the best hugs, followed by daughters (13%) and sons (10%). 35% of folk say they enjoy hugging as it shows affection and increases bonding, and many also say it relaxes them, relieves stress and gives them a sense of belonging.

As a nation of pet lovers, 9% of Brits even believe that their cats and dogs give better hugs than their male friends and colleagues! Dogs were deemed the most huggable pet (44%) with cats in second place (19%) and rabbits hopping into third (7%).

If you’re single, fret not since female friends (9%) and mums (7%) are not too far behind in giving good hugs. Men, unfortunately lag behind in this category as well and lose the battle to pets again with dogs and cats found to give better hugs than male friends and colleagues.

You would think with a shortfall in hugs, we would take as many as we can get! Women think otherwise with stats revealing that 48% of women are more likely to avoid hugs than their male friends, and in total, 21.5m Brits have dodged a hug at some point in their life.

WHAT THE EXPERT THINKS…

Doctor of Happiness and Hugging Expert, Andy Cope, has plenty to say about the humble hug, “Hugging stimulates the production of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter that acts on the brain's emotional centre. It promotes feelings of contentment and reduces anxiety and stress as well as promoting feelings of devotion, trust and bonding. But there’s more. A mum's touch even seems to mitigate pain – remember when you were a child and you fell down and grazed your knee? A loving hug made it all go away.

“There’s research that indicates hugging releases hormones that are immunoregulatory and have a deep impact on the health of our immune systems. Hugging also releases dopamine, another wonderful chemical that can help stave off depression and, it’s believed, even Parkinson’s Disease. Dopamine changes how our bodies handle stress, both physical and social.”

CBeebies’ Hey Duggee certainly knows the benefits of hugs. A pre-school series that quite literally encourages young children to embrace the embrace, each episode ends with the animal characters gathering together for a #DuggeeHug – the perfect end to a day of activities at The Squirrel Club, all compassionately overseen by our loveable canine hero, Duggee.

Andy Cope, concludes “It’s remarkable that such a complex surge of events in the brain and body are all initiated by a simple, supportive touch. Regardless of your touchy-feely preference level, hugging can convey a message that words often can’t, so be sure to give and get your quota of hugs.”

Hey Duggee products including toys, apparel, publishing, DVD and apps are available for fans to purchase through all good retailers. 
New product lines are being added in 2017.