• The benefits of play (and the best toys to use!)

    February 17, 2021Parenting, Things To Do

    With schools, nurseries and workplaces mostly closed, parents may be feeling a lot of pressure to keep their children entertained at home. For most of us, home-schooling our children is a challenge, one that feels especially intimidating at the moment. Luckily for little ones, playtime at home can provide a lot of the same educational fun as your toddler’s most-missed nursery activities – all you need is a few of their favourite toys. So, if …

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  • Our Top Toys for Imaginative Play

    September 24, 2020Gift Inspiration, Lifestyle

    When it comes to playtime, your little one knows that their imagination is where it’s at. Imaginative play is a fun-filled way for children to find the magic in every day as they role play, act out different experiences and explore their own memories and dreams. 

    The best part? It’s also secretly educational! Imaginative play is essential for healthy development: little ones will giggle and grin while they practice decision making, work out the …

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  • Make your own My 1st Years Sensory Box

    July 16, 2020How to, Things To Do

    Playtime is the best time to help your little one learn and grow. Make the most of this time for their development with some good old fashioned sensory play. You don’t need fancy toys to make this happen: all you need is a little creativity to put together a fun filled at-home activity that is budget friendly and easily adapted as your child learns and grows. 

    What is ‘Sensory Play’?

    Sensory Play is any playtime activity that …

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  • BINGO! Fill your summer with fun with this printable bingo sheet

    July 10, 2020How to, Real life, Things To Do

    The Summer Holidays are on the horizon and you might be wondering… what in the world is there left to do with your kids? We are here to help with brand new at-home bingo to make the hours pass faster. This time we’re not just providing you inspiration for entertainment: — also bingo for chores to make helping you out around the house feel like a game.

    Download, print & play!Download

    Keep reading to find out …

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  • Here’s How to Build your Best Ever Blanket Fort

    July 2, 2020How to, Parenting, Things To Do

    As lockdown continues, we know how difficult it is to keep coming up with new ideas to avoid boredom at home. Enter the blanket fort, a childhood classic that will occupy and entertain your little ones for days. We know what you’re thinking: the mess, the faff…but what about the peace and quiet that giving your children a little space of their own could bring? Not only will the planning and building process keep your …

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  • Stay at Home with this Printable Bingo Sheet

    July 2, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Welcome to week 1000 of lockdown, let’s liven it up with a game of Bingo. This week, we’ve designed this special sheet to make staying at home a little more fun. Whether you’re stuck for inspiration of what to do or looking for a moment’s peace for that first sip of coffee, play lockdown bingo to make this week more manageable.

    Download your Bingo Sheet hereDownload

    Keep reading to find out what we’ve included in our ‘Stay …

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  • 4 Steps to turn a walk into an adventure

    June 15, 2020Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Transform your daily walk from simple outdoor exercise to a fun adventure for all the family. We know that life can feel a bit boring under lockdown so we’re always looking for more ways to help you stay sane and keep the kids entertained. Liven up your routine with one of these four straightforward ways to make walks more exciting for you and your little ones.

    1. Tell a story

    Take inspiration from your children’s favourite …

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  • 4 Creative ideas to reuse your My 1st Years Box

    May 29, 2020Advice, How to, Things To Do

    As we get further into lockdown, we are always looking for new ways to have fun with what we have at home. If your little ones have ever received a gift from us, you probably have one of our classic blue gift boxes lying around. With a little imagination and a dash of creativity, your box can be so much more. Try one of these fun ideas below to make the most of your My …

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