Review: Blaze and the Monster Machines Magazine

The children love magazines and it’s always nice to have something new to read so when the first edition of the new Blaze and the Monster Machines magazine arrived for us to review Little Man couldn’t be more excited. The show is one of his TV favourites so to have a magazine version that he can read wherever he is was like a dream come true.

Review: Blaze and the Monster Machines Magazine

The Blaze and the Monster Machines magazine came complete with a fantastic race car set and a giant play mat. The addition of the play mat made this such a worthwhile toy and one that LP and Little Man played with for hours before putting it away to play with another day. It had bridges, road signs and two little cars in the set – so much more substantial than more magazine toys.

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The Books I Read {2016}

As part of my 2016 Bucket List I promised to read a book a month. Now, I’m not going to lie – I haven’t read a book every month through the year. But, I’ve read more than twelve books through the year so I think I have done a good job.

The Books I Read {2016}

To put this into perspective, in 2015 I aimed to read just one book through the year. I used to read so much and it was my way of starting to read again. But this year I have made a huge improvement on the reading front so thought I would share with you the books I have read throughout 2016.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is Coming to Channel 4!

LP and Little Man have loved We’re Going on a Bear Hunt almost since birth so when we found out that this year’s Christmas children’s book TV adaptation would be We’re Going on a Bear Hunt we were all pretty excited! To celebrate the upcoming TV show we were sent a new copy of the book as well as a very special cuddly bear.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is a must for any children’s book shelf. It is written in verses with lots of repetition that it makes it perfect for children to read along with and really get into. It’s also beautifully illustrated and has such lovable characters – Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max and Rufus the dog!

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Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD Review and Giveaway!

One of the children’s favourite DVDs is our Milkshake one. We watch it all the time – it’s a hit at home and works well on long car journeys as there’s so much variety to watch. Because of this the children were super excited when the new Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD arrived to review.

Milkshake Fabulous Friends DVD Review and Giveaway!

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Masha and the Bear – Holiday on Ice DVD Review and Giveaway!

LP and Little Man love Masha and the Bear and there are more tales of fun, friendship and adventure in the loveable duo’s third DVD collection by Abbey Home Media which we were sent to review.

Masha and the Bear - Holiday on Ice DVD Review and Giveaway!

Masha and the Bear – Holiday on Ice follows a retired circus bear who has settled into the woods and is preparing for a quiet new life surrounded by peace and tranquility. But then he is introduced to an adventurous little girl named Masha who is an energetic three-year-old, living in an old train station in the forest. But she is precocious, silly, and friends with everyone she meets, an energetic girl who can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Masha and the Bear entertains adults and children alike, teaching viewers about creativity, loyalty and true friendship and in this special, seasonal collection, eager to learn how to skate like a pro, Masha gets Bear to teach her how to skate. With a bit of effort, Masha gets Bear down to the frozen lake where Lady Bear is already waiting to help teach her.

The lovely, seasonal DVD features the following episodes:- Holiday on Ice, One, Two, Three! Light the Christmas Tree, Picture Perfect, Tracks of Unknown Animals, Watch Out!,
First Day of School, No Tresspassing, The Snow Maiden and The Wolf and the Fox and is available now. LP and Little Man really enjoyed it and it got them into the festive spirit, all ready for winter too.

I have teamed up with Abbey Home Media to give away a copy of Masha and the Bear – Holiday on Ice to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

Masha and the Bear – Holiday on Ice has an RRP of £4.99

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Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.