Bose Build – The Speaker Cube for Kids to Build Themselves

Summer holidays are upon us. AAAAAAAARGH. We have weeks of nothingness stretching ahead of us. Well. I say nothingness, but I can guarantee you, the nothingness will for sure be punctuated by lots and lots of “I’m bored” or “What are we doing todayyyyy”. Well, always happy to help a materialistic conundrum involving your kids – here’s something to keep them busy from now, until they leave for University. 

I present ‘The Speaker Cube‘ by Bose – a new DIY speaker for kids that they can engineer themselves and then really benefit from the results.

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New Kids App. Toca Life Vacation by Toca Boca

I have a confession to make: I love kids apps, they are a type of meditation for me. Maybe because they make me feel smart or maybe because they are so fun! Toca Boca’s new app Toca Life: Vacation is the fourth instalment brought to us from the Toca Life series, which allows children to live a Mini-Me version of ‘adult life’ – but without the stresses and strains of course!

Toca Life Vacation Characters

In this app you are able to go on holiday, experiencing everything from airport security to the sand between your toes – check the trailer out…

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Beatrix Potter Books Gets A Redesign for Her 150th Birthday

As babies and then kids, first came milk, then came weaning, then came Beatrix Potter’s books. I’m in fact haunted with memories of my mother dressing me as Peter Rabbit on various world book days because she had lovingly sewn a costume for me. This became uncool at around the age of 12. 

But what is cool is this. Penguin Random House is releasing a special edition collection of redesigned novels to celebrate 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter by teaming up with come iconic fashion designers. The titles include The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, with cover designed by Henry Holland, The Tale of The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by design duo Preen, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle by Orla Kiely, The Tale of Tom Kitten by pop band-cum-fashion label Rodnik Band and The Tale of Peter Rabbit by luxury knitwear/street-wear label Cats Brothers. 

Beatrix Potter 150 years Fashion Cover Special Edition

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21 Ways You know Your Kids are Drama Queens

Inspired by one of my twins’ dramatic/hysterical refusal to go on a school outing yesterday for fear of travel boredom, I thought we would try something different today! I have written a few opinion pieces for the UK Huffington Post and I wanted to share my most recent – 21 Reason’s You Know Your Kids Are Drama Queens as it felt fitting, given yesterday morning’s incident. Let us start counting the ways..

Huffington Post Article Kids Parenting

1. If they are told off, they throw themselves on the floor and their body takes the form of one of those crime-scene body chalk shapes. You know they are alive and well, largely due to the stamping of their feet and guttural animal sounds that are emitting from their mouths. Usually the word “Hug”.

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