This book is inspired by real life class experiences to which we can all relate, adults and children alike. Two young, apprehensive gymnasts step foot into what would appear to be a daunting new experience; their first gymnastics lesson, only to find that all is not as overwhelming as it would first appear. In no time at all Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack make new friendships, gain confidence and learn new skills leaving them excited to return again.
As anyone will know it can be very daunting to start anything new, especially for children. And sometimes the best way to comfort them is for them to see for themselves that it’s not bad. This Is were this book can help. It’s about two children starting gymnastics and being very nervous but soon realising that it’s very exciting and fun. I think this book could be read to a child that is starting anything new, and not just gymnastics because the message that it will be ok is still there.
Sadly Jack doesn’t have the patients for this book only being two but Harry (5) loved it! I think it would have been the perfect book to read to him before he started school.
We read it before bed the other night and he really enjoyed it, so much so we’ve read it again a couple of times since.
I definitely recommend this book and give it a rating of 5/5
*I was sent this book for the purposes of review but all opinions are my own and honest.
On Friday 16th of February we surprised my niece for her 18th birthday. My sister arranged a meal out and as far as my niece knew it was just her, her little boy, her parents and siblings. But we made the 2 hour journey and surprised her (and some other friends) it was a lovely evening and she was thrilled.
We stayed over at a hotel for the night and the next day 12 of us headed to a massive soft play centre for my nephews (my nieces son) 1st birthday (he’s one on Tuesday) it was the best fun and of course all the kids were in their element.
It’s been a jam packed weekend but we’ve had the best time. Here are some photo’s of our two days away.
Fuzzikins Craft – A fuzzy world of creativity, imagination and play! Fuzzikins are adorable flocked creatures to colour and play with. The Dozy Dogs craft and play set offers hours of fun customising the dogs and creating accessories for them. It’s bed time for three adorable dogs. Colour them and make them cozy in their beds.
3 x Dogs Figures
3 x Felt Tip Pens
3 x Self-assembly Beds
Felt accessories for Fuzzikins figures
Assembly Tool for Beds (lollipop sticks)
Seriously how cute are these? Harry absolutely loved making these (I also did too). I think my favourite part of all is being able to wash the dogs and start all over again. With most craft activities, you make them and that’s it but with these they can be made over and over again giving hours of fun.
Which is something most parents look for in half term. The making of the beds was a little tricky for Harry, I think another year older and he’d be fine. But I made them (and really enjoyed it) so it was fine.
If you’re looking for a really lovely gift or some half term activities then I would definitely recommend these.
* We were sent these for the purposes of review but all opinions are honest and my own.
As half term is approaching (I know some of you are already on half term but ours is next week) I thought I would give you a list of some of our favourite places to visit to help you get through the week as easily as possible.
These places are fun days out that cost money but if you’re looking for cheap/free days out, I wrote a post on that too that you can find here
All these places we’ve been to and enjoyed. I have four children who are 17, 15, 5 and 2 and all these days out are suitable for all their ages.
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Today is a just a normal day for us. Kids have got school, I will be taking Jack to playgroup and dinner wont be anything special. But Tom and I will give each other a card and maybe a small gift. We can’t really do anything else because my sister is visiting so it would just be awkward