Review: Angry Birds Space Hopper – Red

Red Hopper Box

When is a space hopper not a space hopper? When it is an Angry Birds Space Hopper!! Back in 2017 the kids took part in the Squawk Olympics at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight, where they were introduced to the delights of the space hopper, in a series of fun challenges and races. Up until then, we had inflatable animal hoppers, but the traditional space hopper is not only great for exercise, but it is brilliant for developing… Continue Reading “Review: Angry Birds Space Hopper – Red”

Review: Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set


Isaac loves construction toys and will often spend hours building a special set, or making up his own designs. During this lengthy time at home, I have been keen for him to keep occupied with things other than schoolwork and gaming, so when we were invited to review the Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set, I jumped at the chance. This great STEM set comes with instructions for how to build and re-build 10 different dinosaur models, from the nimble raptor… Continue Reading “Review: Meccano 10 Model Dinosaurs Set”

Super Wings learning resources for KS1

Grip Launcher

We were first introduced to Super Wings three years ago and it is a series that Sebby has recently gone back to. The animated series, which is broadcast on Cartoonito and Tiny Pop, is about a fun-loving jet plane Jett, who delivers packages to children around the world. Each episode follows Jett, the adorable plane who travels the globe delivering packages to children in different counties. On every delivery Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends, must… Continue Reading “Super Wings learning resources for KS1”

SuperZings Series 5 have arrived!!!

Sebby Super Zing

There is one collectible out there that has really caught Sebby’s imagination and stayed with him – SuperZings! If you have not heard of the SuperZings, they are every day items transformed into super heroes and super villains and the best bit is that they really are pocket-money toys, with blind bags starting from just 80p! As they have become more popular, there are now bigger playsets in the range, so you can build your own SuperZing story around Kaboom… Continue Reading “SuperZings Series 5 have arrived!!!”

Review: Tackling Tables from Learning Resources

Tackling Tables

Lockdown learning can be fun, but also hugely frustrating when the kids don’t enjoy it. Sebby loves maths and finds it relatively easy, whereas Eliza is really struggling with maths and particularly her times tables. We were sent Tackling Tables from Learning Resources to review which is a fun way of helping kids to learn their times tables off-by-heart. The set is divided into cards of three colours: Blue cards cover the 1, 2, 5 and 10 times tables Green… Continue Reading “Review: Tackling Tables from Learning Resources”