Shopping List, Orchard Toys – Review

We have long been big fans of Orchard Toys, evidenced by the huge collection of games and jigsaws taking up much of the top shelves of the storage unit in our playroom! However one game conspicuous by its absence has been the much loved “Shopping List” – a game I’ve seen in many an EYFS / KS1 classroom but yet failed to have in my own collection – until now. Shopping List has recently been updated and relaunched with updated imagery and features and I was keen to crack on and try it out! The aim of the game is to collect all the items on your shopping list and fill your basket or trolley first!  The game can be played by 2 – 4 players and is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 7 (can’t say I didn’t enjoy it myself though!)   What we love…

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Lulu Teaching Wall Clock – Review

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My Doodles Watch – Review

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Travel is Education – But should we be taking our kids on term time holidays?

Travel is Education – But should we be taking our kids on term time holidays?

*This is a collaborative post*  Travel is Education – A statement I wholeheartedly agree with.  Nobody can deny that there are huge benefits … View Post
Tuff Spot – E is for Eggs

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Cake Monster, Orchard Toys – Review

Cake Monster, Orchard Toys – Review

This afternoon we’ve been playing our latest game from Orchard Toys: Cake Monster.  Dave had played it with Ben and Chloe the other … View Post
Getting started with reading – Our top tips!

Getting started with reading – Our top tips!

As a teacher I’m always telling parents one of the most important things you can do to help your child at school is … View Post