As we did not have a family holiday in August, we have been home a lot. And although I have had many activities planned, we have had downtime as well. I thought I would share what my son and daughter have been loving this summer.
Toddlebike - Dubz has been riding his Toddlebike for 10 months, since he was 2 1/2. Even though it is for children from 18 months to 3 years, Dubz still loves his. He is getting a bit too big for it these days but he still rides it in the house). It is light yet sturdy and feels like it should cost much more than it does (£14.50-£20.00 on Amazon.co.uk).
Activity Books - I don't like having the telly on in the morning. It's just one of my random parenting rules that the television doesn't go on before 12pm. So I encourage the kids, if they don't feel like playing or reading, to play/write in activity books. Dubz has been enjoying his Things That Go sticker book from Parragon Books. He doesn't write, but he loves sticking stickers. Moozles is loving her Glitterbelle Dazzling Dress-up sticker book (it has nail art stickers!), as well as her Usborne Travel Activity Pad. The latter was bought for our holiday to Wales in June but it's quite thick and has lasted for months.
Netflix - there's nothing like watching some telly in the afternoon when everyone is feeling a bit tired. Moozles is loving Mc2, a three-part mini-series about girls who use their knowledge of science to become secret agents. Dubz has been watching Dinotrux, a series about part-dinosaur/part-trucks who are up against an evil Tyrannosaurus Trux. Both kids have been loving Dragons: Race to the Edge (series based on the How to Train A Dragon films, which takes place between the first and the second films). We've watched the series twice and we all love it.
We were sent the Glitterbelle and Cars books and the Toddlebike for the purpose of this review. I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team but am not required to blog about these programmes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.