Rotten Romans Tonie, tonies

This awfully awesome Tonie tells the real story of the Rotten Romans – for those who can stomach it!

Journey back in time and unearth some of the foulest facts about the Rotten Romans – if you dare! From beastly battles, gruesome gods and deadly doctors to revolting Roman aromas, you’ll discover the terrible truths they don’t teach you in school!

Ellie Goulding on balancing music, activism and being a new mum

Ellie Goulding is the latest star guest on WWF’s hit podcast, Call of the Wild. Chatting to podcast host Cel Spellman, Ellie talks about balancing being a new mum with her music and environmental activism. Ellie’s son, Arthur, was born in April last year, and she explains how having a child has only strengthened her passion to fight for the planet. She says: “I really want my son to have this relationship with nature that I was so lucky to have. I don’t want him growing up in a world where all the things that are in his books, and all the animal noises he likes to make, could be gone and lost forever.”

Listen now to Ellie’s episode of Call of the Wild, available on all podcast providers.

Crazy Foaming Soap, Kids Stuff

Are you on the hunt for, budget-friendly, outdoor activities that kids will love during the summer holidays? There are a number of outdoor activities that you can create with Kids Stuff products, for example, try swapping up your Fairy Liquid for Kids Stuff Crazy Soap for the ultimate slip-and-slide bubbly fun!

Even better news, they’re currently discounted at Boots!

Indios Foods

If you’re thinking of trying out a meal delivery service suitable for kids, Indios Foods has a delicious menu of home-cooked food delivered right to your door!

Indios Foods understand the pressures of your daily routine, and are on a mission to help you feed your kids the best food possible. So say goodbye to a rushed cold pack lunch and hello to a quick and delicious hot pot meal, perfect for either lunch or dinner.

Palm & Pine A New Ocean Friendly, Vegan Skincare Brand

Palm & Pine is an original, unisex skincare label on a mission to offer an innovative, plastic-free alternative to traditional sunscreen. Their range of efficacy-based products formulated with plant-based natural ingredients and mineral filters offer year-round UV protection.

What’s more, the products are developed to be fragrance-free to suit sensitive skin, which also makes them ideal for children. We’ve tested these on the kids and confirm that they don’t sting the eyes!

Luxe + Hardy offer complimentary hand embroidery

Luxury lifestyle brand Luxe + Hardy is offering complimentary hand embroidery with linen shirt orders.

Choose from a charming floral collar (or two) or a delicious fruit (how about a lemon or even a watermelon?), perfect for summer parties and special occasions.

All hand embroidered in the UK.

Next x Eleanor Bowmer x Parkinson’s UK Charity Collaboration

NEXT team up with Parkinson’s UK to launch an exclusive range in collaboration with renowned textile designer Eleanor Bowmer. The collection will include an exclusive range of home accessories, women’s, men’s and kids’ t-shirts featuring with 100% of the profits going to the charity to fund vital Parkinson’s initiatives.

34-year-old Eleanor has been creating prints for interiors and fashion for over ten years and is renowned for her distinctive painterly style, bright colours and animal prints. The exclusive designs have evolved from Eleanor’s current range, maintaining a bright and fun style.

 

Party Pieces hot picks for summer garden parties

If you’re planning a get-together to make the most of this amazing weather, here are some of our favourite ways to add a bit of magic to the decor.

This beautiful Blossom Chandelier makes a perfect centrepiece for a special birthday or anniversary, while these Boho Spice plates will add a gorgeous pop of colour to any table.

For a more tropical vibe, we love this Hawaiian Lantern Garland with pretty string lights and paper flowers, or why not go all out with a pop-up Tiki Hut Bar?!

Visit Party Pieces Summer Shop for lots more entertaining ideas.

Toys Of The Week

Clean Sweep Mop and Bucket, LeapFrog

Children will have hours of cleaning fun with the interactive Clean Sweep Mop and Bucket, suitable for children aged 3-5 years old. Adding joy to summer chores, this new roleplay toy will keep little ones giggling for hours as they play and learn colours, numbers, shapes and more!

Features three fun activity modes including music, numbers and cleaning. The set also includes a dustpan and brush, a pretend spray bottle, and a cloth, all of which can be stored neatly and easily in the cleaning caddy.

On the My Baba wish list…

Animal Snack Mat, Matchstick Monkey

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Balancing Path

Create an exciting path for a journey of learning through play with Edx Education’s Balancing Path Set! Ideal for improving coordination, balance and gross motor skills the set can be used indoors or outside to create a fun and challenging obstacle course or part of other confidence-building games.

The modular set includes 12 straight and 12 curved blocks, with 4 connector blocks, which easily slot together to create straight or curved path courses, and can be used to increase the difficulty of the course as children improve their balance and coordination skills. The colourful blocks are made from strong and robust polypropylene, with and safe non-slip surface for stability.

Joey Jump

Edx Education’s Joey Jump will provide hours of active play fun in the garden and is a fun and exciting way to practice catching skills independently and develop their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills! Place a beanbag on the inclined plane, and stomp on the other end to propel the beanbag into the air to catch. Kids can set themselves challenges to see how many times they can catch the bean bag without letting it drop, improving their skills each time.

The Joey Jump can be used indoors or outdoors, is easy to clean, and is made from hard-wearing robust plastic with a textured anti-slip foot pad. The set also comes with two beanbags, ready to play straight out the box!

Whizzy Dizzy

Active play has never been so thrilling! Edx Education’s Whizzy Dizzy has a sturdy swivelling platform for your child to sit on as they use the central rotating steering wheel to spin themselves around for hours of giggly fun and excitement!

The Whizzy Dizzy is great for improving hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills, while also strengthening core, hand and arm muscles as children manoeuvre the moving platform at a pace that suits them, either slow and steady, or fast for maximum excitement!

 

Sand & Water Activity Set, Sand & Water Tray and Water Play Activity Rack

Edx Education’s Sand & Water Activity Set can be combined with the Sand & Water Tray and Water Play Activity Rack, for hours of outdoor sensory play, while also learning about physics and maths as they explore gravity, floating, sinking, buoyancy, weight and displacement.

The tray stands at the perfect height for safe play, and comes with a lid so play can continue the next day and drainage plughole for easy emptying of water once play is over for the day!

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