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

Friday, 4 August 2017

In The Night Garden Large Motion Sensory Ball // Review

Golden Bear Toys sent Ru some brand new In The Night Garden toys to test out.

Night Garden Large Motion Sensor Ball RRP £9.99
Tombliboos RRP £6.99 each


Throw, bounce or catch the In the Night Garden Large Motion Sensor Ball to activate iconic sounds and phrases from the show! 
Made from super soft fabric, the ball measures 14cm in height.


Ru like most children adore balls of all sizes and will happily carry one around with him all day.
The sensory ball was just perfect for him, he loved throwing it up and hearing the different sounds it made when he caught it.


He played with it in the garden, in the house, before bed any time he had the chance.
Every time a different sound came out of the ball his face would light up.


The Sensory ball improves dexterity and stimulates sense.
Just perfect for my little Ru bear!


Not only did he love the Sensory ball he fell madly in love with his Tombliboos.
He took them everywhere with him.
Hugged them, kissed them and even tucked them up in his bed.
Something he rarely does.


Wherever Ru went the Tombliboos were sure to follow.


The three Tombliboos are members of the In The Night Garden family who love to sort their special blocks, bang their drums and make tunes on their piano. 
Available in 3 styles, the super-soft and colourful Mini Tombliboos are perfect for fans of the show.


Super cute and super cuddly.
It was beautiful to see his softer side come out, as at the moment it is a rarity.

You can find the Sensory ball over on Amazon and you also can get all three Tombliboos from Amazon for £19.50


Thank you Golden Bear Toys!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Num Noms Series 4 // Review.

To celebrate the new release of Num Noms series 4 we were sent...

The brand new Num Noms magazine,
Sweet Sampler Lunch box,
and the
Frozen yogurt starter pack.



 Ru adores Num Noms so was over the moon to see all the new ones. 
He was also pretty taken with the magazine and couldn't wait to get the toy camera out of the packaging.

The magazine was packed full of goodies and had lots of activities to do inside.
I'm sure this will be a magazine that Ru will want to buy again and again. 
 After Ru had finished looking at the mag and playing with the camera he moved on to the Frozen Yogurt Starter Pack RRP £11.95.

In the pack was -
Mango Sherbet,
Sprinkles Froyo,
Razzy Froyo 
and 
Orange Drop Gloss-up.
Along with a tray and spoon.







Ru's favourite was Razzy Froyo.



He then moved on to opening up the Sweet Sampler Lunch Box   RRP £17.99.

Inside he got -
Orange Crunch,
Violet Contessa,
Madelyn Macaron,
Tia Tea-Time,
Sugar Créme,
Nilla Shake,
Berries N Créme,
Hottie Chocolate,
Confetti Cookie,
and 
Mint Swirl Gloss-up,
Lemon Drop Gloss-up







Inside the Lunch box you also receive a mystery box ... inside Ru's it was 
Lemons Pink-Fill.
 




Ru was pretty impressed with his brand new collection of Num Noms.




After he had finished unboxing them all, he sat in the lounge for a while playing with them, lining them up and then putting them in his play kitchen then feeding them to me and Jon.
He also enjoyed putting on the lipgloss.

You can find Num Noms series 4 in all good toy shops!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Rupert's First Assessment With The Community Paediatricians

This was something I was desperate for a couple of months ago, but I really thought it wasn't going to happen.

I even had some stuck up Health Visitor tell me that she was going to cancel the doctors referral as she really didn't think there was anything wrong with him.

After talking to a mum at school and finding out the troubles she's had trying to get a diagnosis for her son who is the same age as Noah I really thought 'right well if their having trouble there's no hope for us'.
So imagine my surprise when out of the blue we have a letter telling us we have an appointment the first week of the summer holidays.



I spoke to the mum at school and told her who we were seeing and she told me she was one of the nicer ones and the one who actually agreed with her about her son.

So I had a tiny little glimmer of hope, but as the day came closer I really started to dread it.

Was I going to be told the same old oh he's fine, he's giving me eye contact and that its all in my head?

Ru's appointment was on Monday at 2.40 and the day couldn't have gone any slower!
When we arrived we sat in the waiting room and Ru played nicely with the cars and the kitchen.
We waited a while to be seen and the butterflies in my stomach were going crazy.

When we were eventually called in we sat on the chairs by her and Rupert sat on me hiding behind me but then every now and then popping his head out and smiling at her.

He then got bored of doing that and got down and started playing with the toys that were set out. Making me sit on the tiny little chairs beside him.

She did say because he was giving her eye contact and looking like he was listening to what we were talking about she really didn't think he was autistic, but she listened to us and watched him.
 She then agreed she could see some of the traits and understood where we coming from.

She also agreed he has some sensory issues.
It was nice to finally be listened to and not fobbed off.
I know from speaking to other mums of autistic children that eye contact is not the be all and end all, so I was happy that she didn't let that be it.

She is going to send us an autism questionnaire for us and his nursery to fill in along with a sleep diary. 
She will also arrange for him to see a speech therapist along with some other professionals.
I'm looking forward to reading the letter that she sends us and seeing what is going to happen next.