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

Monday, 26 March 2018

... Ru's Private Screening Party Of The Brand New PJ Masks Series 2 ...


The action-packed adventures of Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, the superhero trio from Entertainment One’s (eOne) hit animated TV series, PJ Masks, are set to continue as brand new episodes from series two premiere on Disney Junior from Wednesday 28th March

To celebrate the brand new series we were sent a preview party bundle to help the boys enjoy a private home viewing of the very first two episodes! 


Ru was amazed at all the amazing PJ Masks goodies he was sent for the preview party and I'm certain ive never seen his smile so wide as when he saw his CatBoy duvet set on his bed!

Before the party, we sat down and wrote out some invites for the twins, so they knew when and where the party was going to be held and then I set them all out of the kitchen, so I could set up the party table and get the preview episodes up on the laptop.

I did a small selection of party food and some juice for them all to enjoy whilst watching the first two episodes ...


o Moonfizzle Balls-Catboy works a bit too fast to kick back Luna Girl’s moonfizzle balls,


and Gekko and Owlette can’t keep up.

o Soccer Ninjalinos-Owlette learns that being part of the team means coaching Catboy

and Gekko to defeat Night Ninja, who has trained his Ninjalinos in kung-Fu football. 


The boys all danced along to the theme tune and then settled right down to enjoy the episodes, I'm not sure I've ever seen them so quiet whilst all sitting together.
They all really enjoyed both episodes and Ru demanded we watch them again and by this point, I thought the twins would get up and go and do something different, but they happily watched them both again! 

After watching the episodes twice they decided they'd do a bit of art using the PJ Mask art box and Oscar wanted to do the puzzle.
Both those activities lasted a good half hour and once they were done with that, they all put on a mask and ran around the house playing PJ Masks!


Our party bundle had everything we could possibly dream of to host the perfect PJ Mask party!

The most important bit for a party...

Partywear 
RRP £29.99 
Available from Argos 
Includes Mask & Banner Pack, Paper Plates, Banners, Cups, Loot bags, Balloons, Invites, Table Cover, Napkins. 



60 pc Glow in the Dark Puzzle
RRP £7.99
Available from Amazon and Smyths.
This glow in the dark puzzle shows your favourite characters from the hit series PJ masks. Puzzle together Gekko, Catboy and Owlette as well as the villains Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. When the lights are off, watch as the characters light up and glow in the dark. 

Blind Bag Figure

RRP £3.99
Available from Amazon and Argos.

Join the action with the PJ Masks Blind Bags. Which character will you unwrap? Includes one highly detailed character from the hit animated series, PJ Masks! Look out for the ultra-rare figure! Collect all the characters in the PJ Masks world! 


Inflatable Chair

RRP £9.99
Available from Amazon and Shop Direct.

Cute, cosy and the perfect size for little ones; this inflatable chair has quick comfort covered. Little ones will love this comfy inflatable chair, featuring their favourite characters and with flocked seat, for extra comfort and easy to wipe clean surface, it's practical for mum too. Light-weight and great for taking with you wherever you go, this chair is also easy to deflate and store away when needed. 



Carry Along Art Case

RRP £7.99
Available from Wilko and WHSmith.

Kids will have endless creative fun with this PJ Mask Carry Along Art Case. This is ideal for young PJ Mask fans and provides hours of colouring fun to entertain your little one! It also has the benefit of keeping their colouring and stationery set nice and tidy. It's the perfect set for school holidays or staying in on a rainy day.

Stamp and Sticker Playset
RRP £4.99
Available from B&M and Sainsburys.
Includes: 3x Stampers, 6x Stackable Markers, 3x Stencils, 3x Sticker Scenes, 3x Foam 3D Stickers with Scenes
142x Stickers, 420x Alphabet Stickers and 1x Sketch Pad.


3D Mask Assortment
RRP £9.99
Available from Amazon and Argos.
Transform into your favourite PJ Masks hero with the PJ Masks Character Masks! These high-quality masks are made of durable plastic in Catboy, Gekko and Owlette's signature colours! Each mask has a soft insert and an adjustable strap for the perfect fit. Assortment includes Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko. Each sold separately. 

Catboy Cat-Car Single Duvet 

RRP £29.99
Available from Amazon and Tesco.
This cool PJ Masks Cat-Car single duvet cover set is bound to be a hit with fans of the popular animated series. The innovative duvet cover is designed so that it contains your usual duvet but with the added extra of wheel shapes on the sides which turn your bed into your very own Catboy Cat-Car. 


After a long day of fighting crime Ru was very keen to jump into his brand new CatBoy Car bed, he even promised me he would sleep in it all night ..... I was a little hopeful but unfortunately, he didn't quite make all night but was definitely in it for longer than usual.

The party was a great success, Ru even thought it was his birthday!


DONT FORGET...
Series 2 will soar onto on Disney Junior at 4.30pm on Wednesday 28th March and then new episodes will air every following Wednesday at 4.45pm 

Saturday, 24 March 2018

... Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Twisting Tornado Set ...


If you are followers of the blog you will know Ru is a massive fan of the Thomas Tracks and is always over the moon when we are asked to review a new one.

When we were asked to review the new Twisting Tornado Set I was more than keen to say yes.
Ru has been doing really well at nursery and it was nice for him to receive a surprise in the post.


Key Features

·       Motorised track set
·       Includes unique Thomas TrackMaster engine
·       Connects to other TrackMaster playsets
·       RRP £24.99
Suitable for age 3 years+


The track was really simple to build, it all clicked together nicely and the track layout was really easy to follow.
Ru sat patiently and watched as I built, once it was ready to go he popped Thomas down and giggled away as he sped off.



It took a few goes before he realised he had to move the tornado back before Thomas reached it, but once he got the hang of it there was no stopping him.
The race was on to get it back into place before Thomas had zoomed around the track.


Thomas takes shelter inside the old shed but only to find the Tornado takes him into a whirlwind and spins him across the field knocking down all the powerline poles on its way to the other side of the track.

Fast-paced and full of fun, this is definitely one of his favourite Thomas Track Master sets!



After playing you can unclick the track and place it back in the box.
This track can also connect to other TrackMaster™ playsets for non-stop adventures!
I'd highly recommend this set to any parent with a Thomas fan, it's reasonably priced and will last well and bring endless hours of fun.
  
You can catch Thomas & Friends over on their YouTube Channel.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

... 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads ...

My 3rd instalment for the John Adams Craft Club and this time its for 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads.

The eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes set lets you create charming 3D scenes using just beads and water!


Whats inside the box;
Over 1200 beads,
Bead storage,
Bead tray,
Plastic pegs,
Water sprayer,
4 Design cards.
Designs include owl, duck & ducklings, frog on a lily pad, snail & cute rabbit.

Makes 5 free standing mini scenes
Recommended age 5+



I decided to sit down with Ru after nursery whilst all the other boys were still at school and design our first ever 3d mini scene.
I let Ru pick which design we would do and he chose the cute little bunny.
The thought of making a pink bunny made him very happy and he sat there clapping whilst I sorted out all the beads into the bead storage pot.




Once the beads were all in a separate section we started on our design, Ru would get the right coloured bead and hand it to me.

Occasionally he did place the bead but he seemed to enjoy picking out the beads and watching me do the hard part.
We started with the green base and worked up, making sure all the beads were down before we sprayed them with water.

Once Ru had made sure every bead was covered in water we made our flower stalk using the bead pegs provided.

After spraying the beads with water it is recommended you leave them to dry for at least 30 minutes.
We left ours for around an hour and by that time it was really easy to peel the design away from the bead board.


Once the design was dry and peeled off the board Ru watched me turn it from a flat design into a 3D mini scene and he was more than impressed.
He was beaming from ear to ear and couldn't wait to hold his little pink bunny.

Both Ru and I were very pleased with the outcome and we can't wait to make more!

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eZee beads 3D mini scenes would make a super Christmas present.
You can find it in Tesco 
RRP £14.99.



Have you checked out the JA Craft Club's Facebook page yet?
It features lots of craft tips/ideas, competitions, reviews and a whole lot of other fun things.
Why not check it out here!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Smart Trike T3

Ru has longed for his very own scooter or a long time now and was over the moon when this very awesome SmartTrike T3 scooter got delivered!


The 2 stage T3 scooter by smarTrike, lets your little one have their independence and freedom to explore new adventures. But it also gives them stability when they need it. 
Suitable for children from the age of 2 and up, the T3 has two adaptable stages that help improve 
your child's motor skills in a fun and innovative way.

 It starts as a three wheeled trike and then when they have learned the basics you can move it to a two wheeler by pushing the two front wheels together.


Features
  • Tilting handle bar with soft-touch rubber grip handles. 
  • Swiss design. 
  • Easy to reach rear foot brake. 
  • Elastomer mechanism design. 
  • Tpr rubber surface footplate.



The scooter took two minutes to click together and soon as it was done Ru was off out into the garden to try it out.

He is always trying to have a go on the twins scooters, but they are a little mean and say no. He has attempted Noah's stunt scooter but it's far too big for him and he doesn't get very far.
I was expecting him to take a while to get use to the scooter, but as soon as he stepped on it he was off!


I don't think it will be long until I push the two front wheels together!
He really is amazing on it, he can out scoot me, he can even do little bunny hops.
I'll have to take him back to the skate park soon and let him loose on the ramps.

It's a fantastic first scooter and would make a brilliant Christmas present.
Available in Purple and Blue from Argos 
RRP £49.99


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Mummy and Ru Time


Since Ru started nursery at school, our 1 on 1 time has diminished and after thinking about how much I missed it, I gave myself a kick up the bum and made myself do something about it.

Now Jon is on the mend and the wedding planning has died down Im making the effort to make sure on the two days that Ru only has half days to actually go out and do something rather than just sit at home and let him play on the iPad.

Last week after I collected him on the Thursday I took him out for lunch and then off to feed the local ducks and have a play at the park.


As always the ducks were very entertaining and they can never get enough of our tasty frozen peas.
They get so close that you could just pick one up if you wanted.






Ru loves throwing peas to the ducks and could quite happily watch them all day.

As we only had the afternoon to play once our peas had ran out we crossed the road and went into the park.

No one else was there so Ru had full run of the park and even the skatepark.





Ru loved going on the swings this time, usually he stays well away.
Every time we go to the park the skate park is heaving so we never get a look in, but this time it was empty so Ru took full advantage.

It's just had a local graffiti artist give it a bit of a facelift and it looks brilliant.





Ru had a great time running up and down the ramps. He did slip at one point but after a hug he was laughing again.

He's just received a scooter in the post to review, so ill be taking him back here to take the photos.

Once the boys all go back to school, ill be making sure to do something with Ru on his afternoons off.







Friday, 20 October 2017

Thomas & Friends™ Super Station


 The ultimate Thomas & Friends track set yet, the Thomas & Friends™ Super Station.
Compatible with all your favourite Thomas & Friends engines, TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and wood, and with room for storing over 100 engines, little one’s imaginations will soar to the Island of Sodor! 


For those of you who follow the blog you'll know how much Ru enjoys all sorts of vehicle toys, his love for his cars is strong but a close second is playing with his Thomas & Friends railway tracks.

He adores watching the trains go round and round - something that I put down to his sensory traits.
Often when he's had a hard day / week the one thing I know that will instantly help is building up a track and letting him slip away into a little Thomas trance.

Watching the trains go round instantly takes his focus and makes him smile!

All the parts 
MINIS, Adventures, Track Master and Wooden Railways track toys.

So when I was asked if we wanted to review the brand new Super Station I jumped at the chance and responded with a yes straight away.

Ru had seen the advert for it on the television and pointed it out to me, something that he rarely does.
So I knew he would love it.

I really wasn't expecting it to be as big as it is, as sometimes toy size can be a little misleading but the Super Station is true to form and it is pretty massive.

It was so big that I had to move it from the lounge half built to the kitchen as I knew it was going to take up far too much room in the lounge.

Something that you can see for yourself in the pictures.


 Key Features;

Compatible with TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and Wood engines
  • Room for over 100 engines
  • 10 metres of track 
  • Features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knapford Station, the Sodor Steamworks, the Dieselworks and Blue Mountain Quarry
  • Use the adapter pieces to connect to other playsets to create an even bigger playset for hours of fun
  • Suitable from 3 years+
  • RRP: £129.99


Ru was keen to get playing as soon as I started building and he wouldn't leave me alone until I had placed some batteries inside the TrackMaster Thomas engine.
So whilst I built the track he let Thomas ride around the parts I had built whilst eagerly telling me to hurry up.


After deciding which track we were going to build first it took me around 20 minutes to build it.
As well as building the track correctly, I took my time making sure the stickers which were supplied along with the instructions were stuck nicely and in all the right places.

Once it was done, even I was impressed by it's size. 
Ru was so impressed that he took his time walking around and looking at it taking it all in and whispering 'wow' to himself.


Ru loves that the track is the perfect height for him.
He can either sit down to play with the track on the floor or stand up to play with the train shed track and Cranky.

He gets so involved in play that I can actually get stuff done around the house with out him noticing.

I even managed to go to the shops on my own whilst I left him with Jon (something that I can rarely get away with) as he was just so immersed in watching Thomas go round & round and up & down that he hadn't notice me pop my shoes on and head for the door.


I love how you can store all the different trains on the track, as I'm always finding Ru's MINIs dotted around the house, so its nice that we now have a cool place to store them.
At least now we have all his trains in the one place and I don't have to spend ages searching all the toy boxes for them.


Unfortunately for me the Super Station won't actually fit in Ru's room so it will have to live in the kitchen until Ru allows me to take it down.

Though saying that, I have found myself enjoying making up all the different tracks whilst Ru is asleep to surprise him with in the morning.
It's becoming rather addictive in a way and I have been doing it every night this week!


Rupert really adores the Super Station, the twins enjoy a sneaky play and even Noah likes to get involved when Ru isn't looking and as I just said I can't help but enjoy building new set ups!

 A definite win for all the Mini Beast crew.


This is definitely one of the top toys for this Christmas and if I hadn't been extremely lucky enough to  be offered the opportunity to review it, it would have been on the top of our Christmas list.

xx