Wednesday 21 April 2021

New Geomag Supercolour Panel Set Review and Giveaway

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Who's child loves playing with magnets? Who's child also loves construction toys? 

Mine does! 

With the new Geomag Supercolour Panel set, your child gets to play with both a construction toy and it includes magnets. Best of both worlds! 

We was sent a set to test out which Lily and her half sisters was super pleased about. 

The set comes with 35 super colourful pieces which can all be connected together using the magnets to make all sorts of amazing 3D shapes! There are square pieces, triangular ones, pentagon shapes and straight ones which means the possibilities of what you can build is endless. The set also comes with magnetic balls which you can connect with the sticks, this means that you can then build in any direction.



The set also comes with a handy storage tubs which can hold your magnetic balls and rods, this is great so that they don't end up getting lost. There is also a guild to help with your constructions which gives some ideas of what you could make.

We love the fact that the set is so colourful, we can make shapes of just one colour or mix it up and make a multicoloured shape.  

One thing that I find really good about this toy, is its super easy for a child to sit by themselves and get engrossed in making things. It really does keep them quiet for a good amount of time. As soon as the kids got the hang of it they were making all sorts. Here is a cube shape that one of the girls made. It is super easy to snap the pieces together and the magnets are super powerful and so great at holding pieces together and so this cube was made in no time at all. 



The plastic pieces are really well made, super smooth to feel but also tough and so shouldn't break. Another great factor about the plastic is that it is made from 100% recycled plastic, its lovely to know that you are using products that are kinder to nature. 

These sets are great for creativity, and also thinking out of the box. You can also add this set to your other Geomag sets if you already own some, meaning you can make even bigger and better shapes. 

After you have made your shapes, they are again super easy to pull apart so you can start all over again. 



This set is recommended from ages 5 to 99 years old! Meaning your never too old to play with these. In fact, as soon as the kids end up getting them out, all the adults always end up joining in with making things. We just love them! 

But you can be too young to use these and so if you have little ones around, do make sure the small magnet balls are kept out of reach as these could be a swallow or choking hazard. 

Over all the kids love this set, and if you haven't bought a Geomag set yet then I would really recommend this one as one to start with. 

You can buy this set for £26 from coolshop.co.uk

What do you think to this set? 



How would you like to WIN one of these sets? Geomag has kindly let me give one set away to a lucky winner. Enter on the Gleam app below for your chance to win! 

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Ends - 21st May

Win a Geomag Super Colour Panels Set

Friday 16 April 2021

Yellodoor Baby Grooming and Care Kit Giveaway

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As you know, babies take a lot of care, and a cared for baby means a happy baby which then means one happy parent. The Yellodoor Grooming and Care Kit provides you with all you need to give your baby the best care.

We was sent a kit to use with Henry. 

The kit comes all together in a super cute bag, with the theme of Mother Goose. I love this bag as the design is so baby friendly and so colourful. It looks so lovely placed in a babies nursery and it perfect for on the go. It opens and closes with a zip and inside there are compartments for every grooming and care essential that you will need. This is great that everything had a place so then you can quickly get to the item that you need.



This kit includes - 

Nail Clippers
Thermomiter
Nail Files
Soft Bristle Hairbrush
Finger Toothbrush
Infant Comb
Nail Scissors
Nasal Aspirator 
Teether
Finger Puppet

Which is everything you would need when it comes to baby grooming and baby care. Everything is super handy!! The things in the kit that get used quite often are the nail clippers, scissors and files, and also the nasal aspirator which is a life saver when it comes to your baby being all stuffy.
All the items come in white and baby blue which looks so sweet, and could work for a boy or a girl. 


I love the addition of the little duckie finger puppet, what a lovely idea to help make your baby distracted and entertained while you are getting on with the tasks of grooming, which i'm sure not all babies will enjoy. 


This cute kit can be bought from the Yellodoor website for £16.99 , its a perfect buy for if your needing these care essentials, your going travelling or on holiday, or you may buy it for a mum to be as the perfect gift. 

If you love the sound of this kit, you can enter to win one! Enter below on the Gleam app.

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Win a Yellowdoor Baby Grooming and Care Kit

Friday 9 April 2021

Making Tricky Maths Subjects Fun with Learning Resources

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During Lockdown and home schooling I learnt a lot about what my kids find tricky when it comes to education. With school sending through the work that the children had to complete, I came to realise how tricky some of the work is and started to learn what areas they needed help in. 

2 subjects that stood out as a struggle was money calculations and fractions. 

Luckily Learning Resources was here to help and they sent me a fun money game and a fun aid to help with fractions. 


First up, the money game. 

This game is called Money Bags and it all amount making certain amounts of money using coins. 

The game comes with a game board, counters, coins of different amounts, dice and a spinner. 

The game is really easy to set up and play and really simple for the kids to understand how to play. This is a good thing because with the maths being the thing they find complicated, it is needed for the game instructions to be simple. 

To set up, get out the board, assemble the spinner and place the counters on the start position. Sort the coins into groups into the box compartment this will be the bank, and place 88p on the money bag symbol on the board, this will be the pot. 

The aim of the game is to be the player with the most money at the end of the game. 

The board is really colourful and so makes it fun and encourages kids to want to play. 

Each player must roll the dice to determine who goes first. The one with the highest roll will be the player that gets to go first. They must then roll the dice again and move that number of spaces. On the space they land, there is a amount of money. This is the amount that they will earn from landing on it. This is then when the spinner comes into play. The spinner has different amounts of money shown on the spaces with a cross through them. 10p, 5p, 20p and 1p. If one of these is landed on when the spinner is spun, they must make the amount shown on the space, but not use any of the coin that the spinner has landed on.

For example, player lands on 40p, but can't use 20p coins and so must only use the other coins to make this value. 



There are also 2 other symbols on the board, one says any coins, which means the player can use any coins in the bank to make their amount and the other shows the money bag symbol. If the money bag symbol on the spinner is landed on then the amount they need to make EG 40p, doesn't go to the player, it gets placed in the pot. 

As the players move around the board, they may also land on a £ symbol, this is a great space to land on as it means that the player wins the money from the pot. After this money is won, the 88p needs to be replenished back into the pot. The money for this can be taken from the bank. 

The game continues until a player gets to the finish line of the board. This is then game over. That player then gets to take what ever money is in the pot and add it to their money pile. This does not mean that they win the game but just that the game has ended. Each player then must count up their coins to see who has the most money and the one with the most is the winner. 


This game is really great to help children get used to using coins to make a value. This is something Lily really struggles with. The coins in the game are HM treasury approved meaning that they look like real coins which will help learn coin recognition. Coin recognition is something a child needs to learn before they can then make a value from coins. 

The kids all really enjoyed playing the game and the best bit was that they didn't realise they were actually doing a maths lesson at the same time. They have asked to play the game a few times now since we have had it which is also a good sign that they enjoyed it. 

The game is recommended for ages 5 plus and is £17.50 to buy. 

The other item we was sent was to help with Fractions. This was a Magnetic Pizza Fraction set. 

The kids are obsessed with Pizza and so I knew that these would be a great encouragement for them to want to learn about fractions more. 

The set comes with 6 magnetic pizzas that are all split to demonstrate different fractions. These fractions are One Whole, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6 and 1/8. 

Each pizza looks really well printed and has different designs of different flavoured pizzas. There are so many activities that can be done with these. 

Firstly they are great examples of simply teaching different fractions. You can do this by getting your child to make a whole pizza by using the different fractions. So for example, make one whole by using two halves. The child may easily know what half a pizza looks like, they then would also learn that 1/2 is the numbers for one half. 

You could also ask your child to give you 1/4 of a pizza. Your child can then start to learn the numbers for 1/4 and also what a quarter looks like. 

You could also make sums for your child to answer, like in the picture example below. 


As these are pizza's its a great way for a child to share a whole pizza out, or you could play restaurants and order a certain amount of pizza. This adds a play element to the learning making it much more fun. 

These are such good quality and you can tell that they will not get ruined and last a while. They are also magnetic so can be used on a fridge or magnetic white board. 

These are recommended for children aged 6-10 and can be bought for £17.50

You can head to the Learning Resource website to see these and many more amazing things to help learning become fun!

What subjects does your child struggle with? 

Would these help your kids learn?