Monday, 24 August 2015
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Monday, 10 August 2015
Kids are naturally curious and want to explore. What better way to encourage their inquisitive minds, than with a Ravensburger Science X kit. Each box contains lots of interesting and engaging activities, specifically designed so kids can conduct the experiments themselves, whilst learning something. Perfect for children aged 8 and up,
Ravensburger have now added a new set – The Science X Fuelling Future Cars
Children can now build their very own electric Mercedes-Benz car with Science X!
The set contains 9 amazing activities to help kids discover the future of automotive engineering with easy to use materials and richly illustrated.
Who knows – they might just discover the next viable fuel source!
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
For those of you that haven’t seen it the Twirlywoos is a childrens programme on Cbeebies featuring colourful creatures from Ragdoll Production’s Anne Wood, the woman behind such hits as Teletubbies and In The Night Garden.
The CBeebies series of 11-minute episodes about four fruit tea-loving bird-like characters started back in February this year.
Described as; Silly, fun and full of surprises, Twirlywoos combines stop-frame animation and live action sequences set in the real world.
This My First Floor Puzzle shows the adorable antics of four characters: Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick.
Developed and designed especially for toddlers aged 2 years and over, this fun-to-learn jigsaw puzzle is made from super-thick, double laminated card. With 16 large, sturdy pieces (just right for the age group). This simple yet colourful puzzle is a great way of introducing key pre-school activities, such as colour identification and simple counting skills.
As usual another great product from the guys at Ravensburger and very well priced at under a tenner.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Review by Unicorn Mummy
As a family, we all enjoy family time. One of our favourite things to do is playing games together. Last Christmas during Black Friday, I spotted on Amazon -Bugs In The Kitchen by Ravensburger, the game uses a HexBug Nano, which is a robotic bug. You may have seen the HexBug sets you can purchase.
The object of the game is the first player to receive 5 tokens. You get these by catching the bug in your kitchen. To start the game you set up the board following one of 4 layouts. If there are less than 4 players you barricade your kitchen with traps so the pesky little bug can’t come in your kitchen.
Then you turn the HexBug on, the vibrations make the bug run around, he must start in the centre square.
Each player then takes turns to roll the dice. You can either roll a fork, knife, spoon or a question mark. Depending which object you land on, you turn the matching utensil on the board, and try and get the bug to go towards your kitchen corner, or you can be extra cunning and block your opponents. When the bug lands in your kitchen, you receive a token and show your winning face (see below). Then reset the utensils to the chosen layout and start again.
As a family, this is one of our favourite games. The game is fast paced so no boredom in sight, or hours waiting for the game to end. Total time is about 15-20 minutes. The moving bug adds to the excitement and changing layouts makes each time we play different. The battery has still lasted on the HexBug, and we do play this game often.
Bugs In The Kitchen is also ideal for children playing on their own, as the game keeps them interested and the instructions and rules are simple to follow so quite often this is a favourite when friends come after school.
Take a look at Ravensburger Website for their other games and puzzles. We are very excited for the new Tsum Tsum puzzle and will be keeping an eye out for this.
Posted by Evolution at 07:18
Monday, 27 July 2015
We were really excited to try one of the latest puzzles from the Ravensburger Happy Days range - the Happy Days, Edinburgh
This lovely puzzle captures a busy day outside the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. The scene has locals and tourists making their way along Princes Street, together with all the cars and buses, jostling for position on this busy road.
The picture also shows a little girl that stops to say "hello" to the piper's cute white Highland terrier, who seems happy just to sit by his master and watch the world go by. There are plenty of bright colours and interesting details for puzzlers to discover and enjoy as they assemble the scene.
As is usual for any puzzle from Ravensburger its made to really high standard and the pieces fit together excellentally