This time last year, my boys had discovered Fungus AmungUs and both loved collecting FunGuys and squishing them in their Toxic Chambers.
Since then new Fungus AmungUs toys have been released and my eldest loves the Yuck Truck and Exgerminator. The Yuck Truck has sound effects, spins the FunGuys around and has a moving hammer to squish them. Whilst the Exgerminator has a moving track which sucks them up, squashes and traps them. It also has sound effects and a flinger to fling your FunGuys.
Partitioning numbers is taught in Years 2/3 and involves separating numbers out into units, tens, hundreds, etc. Once children have mastered partitioning 2 digits (tens and units), they’ll move onto 3 digit partitioning (hundreds, tens and units).
It’s important for calculation because it helps children break down larger numbers into numbers that are easier to work with. I remember learning partitioning, sat at a desk with endless worksheets. However, with a few items you can make a fun and interactive way for children to learn 3 digit partitioning.
As a parent I often worry about what the world will be like in the future, what kind of world will my children grow up in. Aside from worries about politics and division we face at the moment, I also worry about the environmental impact of the tings that I do. We only have one world, one home, and we need to protect it.
I was pleased when the latest products I received for review were from an Australian natural skincare brand. Sukin aims to create affordable, natural skincare which doesn’t cost the earth.
With magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, bananas are full of vitamins and minerals. Great for a growing child but how do you get a child who doesn’t like bananas to eat bananas?
My youngest hates them and I don’t blame him, I’ve never been a fan either. However, he does like cake! So I combine the two and make him these tasty banana and chocolate chip muffins. Obviously a straight up banana would be healthier but surely a banana muffin is better than a straight up cake!
At the weekend, we took the Mini Robots to Toys R Us to spend their pocket money. This usually results in them choosing another set of Lego which will be built once and stay together for five minutes.
I tried to steer them towards something different. Big Robot was keen on buying a game, one he’s seen at school but never had a chance to play as 29 other children get there first. So we came home with Shark Mania, the shark chomping race game by Spin Master.
In Shark Mania you grab the gold before the shark strikes. Roll the dice and make your choice, grab some gold or run from the shark? Grab as much gold as you can but watch out! There’s a shark chasing you. If you’re too slow it will knock you into the water!
‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house
An Elf was snoring and dreaming of sprouts…
Elfie decided he needed a rest, all his nocturnal activities had finally worn him out. Plus he needed to save his energy for what he had planned the next night. It would take bravery and skill, he needed to be alert and raring to go for his expedition. Climbing a Christmas tree is serious business and only for elves who know what they’e doing, it’s no laughing matter. Unless your 7 or 5, then it’s absolutely hilarious…
Another week, another load of Elf adventures. On Saturday night, Elfie decided he’d play with Little Robots Hot Wheels Nitrobot toy. He’s a brave little Elf, not scared by a mean robot, so on Saturday morning we found him like this…
On Sunday night, Elfie felt a bit homesick. He missed the chill of the North Pole so set about recreating some snowy fun. He seemed to know I wouldn’t be happy to find flour or icing sugar all over the floor and he used cotton wool for his snow angel instead. The Mini Robots were rather amused to see Father Christmas had joined in the fun.
Elfie is still causing mischief in the Robot household (in other words, we haven’t forgotten him again….yet!)
Though we had to improvise on Tuesday night. My Elf on the Shelf Ideas list requires bananas and marshmallows for some of the ideas. We didn’t have any. So Elfie and his new friend Octopus, played Labyrinth instead.
Big Robot found this rather amusing when he came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning. Then I went shopping. Armed with a bunch of bananas and a sharpie, Elfie set about creating some minion friends. On Thursday morning the Mini Robots found this…