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But I want the bluuuuue cup! The battle for control and choice with kids

Do this, don’t do that, stop licking the cat, brush your teeth, bedtime! Kids don’t get much choice in most of their day and this often leads to two situations: 1. Tantrums and breakdowns. 2. Requesting a particular cup, fork, toy, game, and then a tantrum. Often at the worst possible time they’ll make demand. They’re choosing this time because they have been trained that you’re more likely to give in or at least reward the behaviour with lots of lovely  ...

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Building a blanket fort birthday

When you’re looking for ideas for indoor birthday parties or even rainy day activities, building a blanket fort it’s always a super fun option and with just a few adjustments, it can go from a blanket hanging over the couch, to epic indoor festival. To start, string a strong piece of rope or  ...

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Retro Gaming System Giveaway

Since we’re all staying safe at home right now, I wanted to give away something fun. The Atari Flashback X is a mini version of the classic Atari console and has 110 games built-in, including: Space Invaders Asteroids Jungle Hunt Pitfall! Frogger Centipede Adventure II For a chance to  ...

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Power Your Toys Like Never Before

Picture the scene, it’s Christmas morning, the kids are opening their presents and can’t wait to turn them on and play with them. Oh, they need batteries. No problem, you’re sure you’ve got some in that top kitchen drawer with the envelopes, tiny Ikea pencil, and a selection of elastic bands.  ...

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