Thursday, 16 December 2021

BB Junior Drive n Rock Vehicles Review

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After spotting these wonderful toys on Tobar Toys Instagram page, I simple had to see if I could review them. They kindly sent out 3 of them to try out. 
Introducing BB Junior Drive n Rock Vehicles. How impressed does Henry look at these new toys he has. He loved that you could try them before they came out of the packaging and so started to play with them straight away.

B Junior makes fantastic baby and toddler toys which encourage fun hands on play.
These Drive n Rock toys are no exception and I think they have hit the nail on the head when it comes to fun.  

What a mixture!! Trucks which young kids always love, and making music and noise, which they again love. I really do love how they have incorporated the 2 together to make some fantastic toys. 

You have 3 Drive n Rock toys to choose from, A Yellow Truck and Drum, an Orange Truck and Guitar or a Red Truck and Keyboard. 

All trucks come with a face of the front and the colours are bright. Which always encourages babies and toddlers to want to play with them. They all also have a symbol on the front which shows which type of truck they are. 

One of the impressive things about this toy is that Henry can play with them as one toy, Truck and Instrument. Or he can play with them separately by playing with the truck alone or instrument alone as the instruments come off the back of the Trucks. Henry has played with them all ways possible. 

The instruments are really easy to take on and off, he can easily take them off all by himself, but needed me to put them back on. As you can see from the image its a simple shape slot to attach them together. 

One other really cool feature is that the sounds the instruments make, change depending on if they are on the Truck or off. When on the Truck they make beeping and Truck noises, and when off the truck they make music noises. This is really clever and I love that it add a whole new element to them. 

The buttons on the keyboard are REALLY easy to press. I get frustrated when baby toys create buttons that you have to press hard to make a sound but these Henry barely needs to apply pressure to make a sound. The guitar is a really easy flick action and the drum he really didn't need to hit hard for it to make a sound. The drum also has 2 parts to it. One that makes a drum noise and one that plays a tune. 

I am also super impressed with how easy the Trucks push. Henry barely needs any strength to push them around, they glide so smoothly and he easily pushes them back and forward. You would imagine them to be heavy but they are super lightweight meaning its easy for him to hold and have placed on his knee. 

But lightweight does not mean that these toys are not well made. Quite the opposite! They are brilliantly made and so far have really been withstanding some rough and tumble, which babies often do with toys. Henry has on many occasions bashed the Trucks into things and chucked the instruments from his highchair and there hasn't been a single damage to any of the toys. This is a real bonus when it comes to a baby toy. 

The instruments all switch off with a easy reachable switch on the side or back and they come with batteries already in them so your child can play straight away. 

If I was to rate these toys I would give them an 11/10 because they are that good. 

Each Truck is £17.99 each which is a great price for a toy that's going to get lots of use. They can be bought online at Amazon. 

I can't wait to see Henry grow and develop with these toys. 

What do you like about these toys?

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Kids Games Christmas Gift Guide

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One thing that is a tradition for most at Christmas is to play Christmas games. They also make the perfect gift. I love giving them to the kids as extra joint presents each year. Below I have a selection of games that you may want to consider when thinking about what new games to buy for your kids. 

1. Baffled - £21.99 *Buy Me Here
Baffled is a super fun memory game that is for ages 6+ where you need the memory of an elephant. in 60 seconds you must memorise the positions of twelve symbol tiles. But you will end up baffled as the symbols constantly swap and change positions. This game is perfect for all the family as it is designed so kids have a fair chance of beating the adults. And as we know, the kids love beating adults. You can play with as little as 2 players or as much as 4 players and it is a game that you will all enjoy over and over again. Perfect to get out and enjoy at Christmas time. 

2. Kids Charades - £14.99 *Buy Me Here*
A family classic that is often played at Christmas time in Charades, so here is a version that is perfect for kids. This fun game will have your kids in barrels of laughter as they all act out some of the actions needed for team players to guess. Simply roll the dice, pick a card, flip the timer and have fun acting out what the card says. Then win tokens in six different categories. The game is quick to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages. It can also be played in teams making the social aspect of this game perfect for Christmas.  

3. Go Nuts and Snap Fit - £4.99 each *Buy Me Here

This is a fun silly actions game which is a clever twist on Go fish that will have your children entertaining for ages. In Go Nuts players have to make a monkey out of them self to Win! Ask players for their cards by acting out the picture. Collect the cards and the one with the most wins! 
Snap fit is a card game all about getting you moving. Be the first to find the matching cards and shout Snap Fit. Now everyone must act out what is shown on the cards for a count of 10. You will end up jumping, hopping, spinning on the spot and much more while the winner of the matching cards gets to watch and laugh. 
Both of these fun games are perfect for ages 4+ and make perfect stocking fillers. 

4. Top Trumps - £11.50 * Buy Me Here *

We all know the fab game Top Trumps, well here is a version for your little football fans with world football stars.  Featuring some of a top footballers, discover how many caps, goals and trophies these players have racked up and battle it out for the title of Top Trump. Each hard offers striking photography of the players and also a bio telling you all you need to know about that player. This game is sure to keep your little football fan entertained this Christmas and its the perfect gift to pop under the tree or inside a Christmas stocking.  

5. Ghost Castle - £21.00 *Buy Me Here*
If your kids are a fan of spooky then this is the game for them. They get to play paranormal investigators by moving around the castle as you play. Race up and down stairs, through trap filled rooms and come across spooky ghosts. The game is a race and chase game where you need to avoid the traps and make it out of the house to be the winner. The game includes 5 room traps which are triggered by the glow in the dark ghost on the roof. The box becomes your game board and it is easy to set up and play. It turns into a 3 dimensional haunted house and comes with many different types of contents including a spooky shaky floor. This new version of a 1970s fun game will bring loads of fun to your household. A brilliant gift for Christmas. Recommended for ages 6+ and is for 2 to 6 players.

6. Orchard Toys Dizzy Donkey  £8.50 *Buy Me Here*
If charades is a favourite game of yours, then this will soon be a favourite game for the kids. This crazy act it out game is perfect for Christmas parties and games nights where the entire family or even friends can join in and enjoy. You could end up being a sneezing chicken or a tired penguin. The hilarious things you may have to act out is sure to get lots of laughs. This game is also a card collecting game where the person with the most cards before the donkey gets the carrot wins. Not only is this game great fun, it also teaches children about different emotions as they act out things like surprised. The game comes with 45 playing cards, 1 playing board, 1 playing piece and 1 character stand. Recommended for ages 5 Plus and for 2 - 4 players.  

7. Pass the Pugs - £9.95  *Buy Me Here* 
This is just like the classic dice throwing game only using pugs instead. Get to 100 points by throwing the pugs and getting point for the positions they land in. First to 100 points is the winner. The game comes in a cute carry case which is perfect for on the go. It contains the rule book, score pad, pencil and 2 pugs. Super easy to play and something that the kids can manage to play all by them self. Recommended for 12+ and for 2 players or more. This is the perfect game gift for an older child, a pug loving child or something perfect for a stocking filler. 

Which of the games do you like the look of the most?

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Monday, 6 December 2021

Kids Christmas Gift Guide

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The kids generally have an ever growing list of things they want for Christmas. But lets be honest, they don't always ending asking for the best of things, leaving us with having to think what they may like our self. That's where my gift guide may come in handy for you. 

Here is a list of brilliant toys and fantastic games that you may want to consider this year. 

1. Ryan's World Mystery Figure Pack - £5.00 *Buy Me Here*

There are some massive Ryan fans out their so this surprise Mystery Figure pack will be the perfect gift to find under the tree or in their stocking. Inside you could find 2 of 11 different Ryan's all dressed up. They are perfect to collect and also swap if you get doubles. Plus at only £5 each you could buy more than 1 pack making a whole set of characters. 

2. Learning Resources Sensory Fidget Set - £32.00 *Buy Me Here

Fidgets are the new craze and are a great way to dive into your senses when playing. This pack is all about using your eyes and touch which you fidget away with your hands. Inside you get Jumping Pods, Globe Stress Ball, Popcubes, Play Foam, Glow Sticks, Rainbow Coil Spring, Chain Link with 1000 pieces and 1 sensory tube. This gift is also educational as well as fun and things like the pop cubes can help with maths, the globe with geography, the coiled spring with science as well as helping your child's fine motor skills. Plus they are great for helping hand strength and the sensory tube is perfect for relaxing and creating calm for a child. This toy is aimed at ages 4 to 7 and is a great gift to give as one big gift or as lots of little gifts wrapped up to pop into a stocking.  

3. Pink Fong Sing and Snuggle Baby Shark £25.00 *Buy Me Here*

Who has a big baby shark fan in the house? We do! This Baby shark from Wow Wee is about to become your child's new best friend. This shark has daytime mode and night time mode for fun play and relaxed play. In daytime mode you can get baby shark to sing the song or play a fun game of peekaboo using the sleep mask. But in night mode you can get baby shark to sing a lullaby. Simply turn out the lights or place baby sharks sleep mask over his face. Plus at bedtime his fin glows a nice glowing light to make a cosy night time atmosphere. He is 7 inch in height and so the perfect size for your little one to snuggle. Recommended for ages 3+, this is sure to be a lovely gift for a Baby Shark fan this year.

4. Aqua Gelz Deluxe Play Set - £22.99  *Buy Me Here*

With Aqua Gelz you can make your own Colourful, Fun and Squishy creations within seconds. It comes with a reusable tank that you can then make new squishy creations over and over again in. This set alone helps you make over 40 creations. You could make A squishy butterfly or even a squishy shark. It includes 6 x 60ml Coloured Gelz, 2 x 15ml Glitter Gelz, and 1x15ml glow in the dark Gel. It also comes with 8x 5g Solution Mix. Then your 6 different moulds and a deluxe display tank. It is easy to do and so recommended for ages 5+. This gift really does bring some magic to Christmas. 

5. Aqua Dragons Underwater World -  £14.00 *Buy Me Here*

Are your little ones begging for a pet? But you don't have the room or the time for one? Well this is the perfect no effort pet to get. These Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which your child can hatch and watch grow from home. Just add water to the tank that this set comes and pour in your eggs and watch them hatch with in 2 to 3 days. To care for them all you need to do is feed them every 2-3 days and then they will grow, play and even reproduce. This amazing set comes with everything you need to get going. A tank, pipette, eggs, food and feeding spoon. It also comes with a guide to learn all about your aqua dragons. The aquarium size is only 15cm by 14cm and so doesn't take up much room at all. It makes the perfect gift for any child who would love a pet. 

6. Living Nature Pets -  £14.99 *Buy Me Here*

It isn't always manageable to let you child have a pet, they take up time, they make a mess. But it is often a child's request for Christmas. So why not consider a Living Nature Pet. There are so many choices of pets your child could have, a rabbit, guinea pig, dogs, farm animals and even dinosaurs. Each pet comes in a cardboard cage that looks like its made from wood. This is the perfect home for your child's pet. They also come with a handy guide that teaches you all about your pet. The best thing about these pets is that they look at close to real as they can without it actually being real. The fur on them is such lovely fur which means that they are lovely and cuddly. This really would put a smile on any child's face on Christmas. 

7. Zimpli Kids Baff Bombz - £6.00 *Buy Me Here*

Kids just love playing in the bath and these wonderfully colourful bath bombz are another way to make your child's bath even more fun. Bath bombs used to be an adult thing but lately it has become a kid craze and they love them. Zimpli Kids have made these bath bombz kid friendly, super colourful and in super fun shapes that kids whether boy or girl will love. You have a star, a cloud a rocket and a moon to choose from and when placed in the water they fizz and let out a mix of wonderful colours. Plus they smell great! Each pack contains 1 bath bomb and it would look wonderful wrapped up under the tree. 

8. Rainbow Brush Animal Set - £16.00 *Buy Me Here* 

Get creative and make beautiful pictures with this John Adams Rainbow Brush Animal Set. The 6 special brush pens all clip together to make a lovely rainbow pattern when used. This put together with one of the 15 provided drawing sheets then come together making a colourful and creative picture. The set also comes with some blank drawing sheets so then your child can make up their own creations. The set is all about animals and so the 15 provided sheets are all lovely animals such as birds, fish and horses. It also comes with a matt to help do your creations. This would make such a lovely gift for a child who loves all things creative. 

9. Unicorn Head Torch - £9.99 *
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Another great one for the explorers. This head torch by brainstorm toys is unicorn themed and so cute as well as useful. You press the button once for the torch to come on and then again and it will play a sparkly sound too. The head torch has 2 angles, one which is straight forward which is best for exploring and the second is tilted down which is great for bedtime reading. Having the torch on your child's head means they will no longer need to hold a torch while trying to read a book at bedtime. The strap is adjustable which means its great for lots of different ages of children. It is a lovely gift which any child would be happy to find under the tree.

10. Hettie the Talking Yeti -  £7.99 *Buy Me Here*

Here is a book to make the kids smile at Christmas. Hettie the talking Yeti is a an imaginative rhyming book that will have children amused and enchanted. It has bold and bright beautiful illustrations with fun characters. The book is all about a boy who finds a yeti, but the yeti talks way to much about his adventures he has had. This tires the boy out so he gives the yeti to his friend who then brings him round to play and the day starts all over again. Super funny book which your kids will want read over and over again. 

11. Buy a Gift Experience Voucher - £29.00  *Buy Me Here*

This is a great gift to gift a full family but is most definitely something the kids would enjoy. With the family days out voucher your not just gifting a gift of a day out but also gifting them special memories. Plus we all know a family that have way too many toys. The family days out voucher gives a choice of 205 locations they may want to visit and the great thing about this gift is that they can choose themselves where they want to go. Just some brilliant examples of fun days that are on offer, there bowling, crazy golf, escape room experiences, paintballing, animal experiences and more. The voucher comes in a nice looking envelope and so looks lovely when you hand it to them. 

12. Science Mad Metal Detector - £24.99 *
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If you have a little explorer in the family then this could be perfect for them. This Science Mad Metal Detector is a great way for them to explore and find common metal objects. Mud larking is a fun new hobby for many and so before digging in the mud on the beach, this detector could help you know where to dig. It has a sensitivity control and a volume control and the detector beeps when its close to metal. It also has a light which speeds up and changes colour when you are closer to the metal. This detector is the perfect height for your child and is also super light weight. I can see this being a toy that kids will get super excited to find under a Christmas tree. 

Which of these do you like the sound of the best?