Monday, 22 May 2017

Summer Holidays with Very!

We were very chuffed to be invited to check out Very's new summer range. They have an amazing selection of beach and summer wear so we were excited to check it out. We love summer holidays and are actually looking to book something for this summer, so we were inspired by Very's choice of beachwear for us to look at. We also took the kids, and they had a ball having their  make-up done and checking out all of the clothes on display!

Some of the summer range on display
Alice's summer holiday pose!




They also ate lots of cake and drank lots of summer drinks - I could tell they were also getting in the mood for summer holidays of their own.


As you know, we try our best to mix up our holidays - of course we like a bit of sunshine, the beach, a spot of relaxation, but are also chronic nerds and enjoy sight seeing. I am a history-type person of course, so I like to visit a lot of different cities. The kids enjoy this too, but it does mean that we often find ourselves in slightly left-of-the-field places, as you can see from some of the pictures.


Berlin

Bruges
Hamburg


However, we are hoping that our next holiday will be a relaxing one. We have had quite a big year already, so many events, so many things going on. Having three kids, working and studying is hard work, as you have probably grasped!  We are hoping to book something for the end of August - a lovely reward getaway after I have completed my Masters.

I can't wait.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Review: Super Geek Heroes

We are very keen to get our girls involved in watching educational programmes. They are pretty normal kids, they like watching cartoons and people unwrapping surprise eggs on Youtube, but they also watch educational shows, especially ones with characters they can really get on board with. We were very excited to be able to review the new Super Geek Heroes TV show.

The Super Geek Heroes are a group of unique super-kids who have a passion for learning. What I find great about these characters is that their super-powers are directly related to the specific development areas of the early years foundation stage:

* Personal, Social and Emotional Development
* Understanding the World
* Communication and Language
* Literacy
* Numeracy
* Physical Development
* Creative Arts and Design

As a parent, before we even review the show, it pleases me that the makers have really thought about the development of the characters to correspond with key areas that we all want our children to develop and have an interest in.



I sat and watched a few of these videos with Rosie and Alice - who were more than willing to tell me their opinions! They really enjoyed the content, the characters and colourful images on screen. We loved the characters, with their individuality and enthusiasm. Rosie loved Millie Maths the best - she enjoyed learning about how to tell the time, and Alice really loved Peter Planet and enjoyed watching a video about all the continents in the world.

We really enjoyed these videos and they are definitely something that we would continue to watch. They are informative, fun, and most of all, the kids really enjoyed the characters, which is so important at this age.

If you would like to check out and subscribe to the new Super Geek Heroes channel, do follow the link.


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