School Shoes with Indestructible Guarantee – Treads Shoes Review

If you have school-going children, you know the pain that comes with their school shoes every year! The new shiny pair of shoes they are wearing when they are skipping off into a new year after each summer doesn’t last long. After the first few weeks of term, the first scruff marks turn into tears and the soles are already wearing thin. How is that even possible? In the past, it didn’t matter where I bought my children’s school shoes…

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Toniebox & Languages: Raising Bilingual Kids with Stories & Music

I am originally from Germany and have been living in Ireland since 2008. My partner is Irish and our three kids were born here and are Irish. My aim is to raise our children bilingual, which some days works better than others. I’ve been using different tools to keep German and English relevant in our day to day life. One of our favourites is definitely our Toniebox! Read on to find out why we love it so much and how…

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Chameleon Reader Review: Turn Your Books into Audiobooks for Kids

Stories, tales, and books are a big part of life – especially when raising children. In our house storytime is my favourite time of the day! No matter how crazy the day was, we love cuddling up at the end of it for a quiet story. There are also moments, however, when my kids wish they could read by themselves whenever they want. Since they are only starting to learn how to read audiobooks for kids are the perfect solution,…

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6 Open-Ended Toys for All Ages

As soon as you have kids you will notice stuff and more particularly toys piling up everywhere in your house. You will also find, that half the dolls, toy cars and teddy bears aren’t even used that often. The solution is simple but effective: Open-ended toys! What Are Open-Ended Toys? Open-ended toys are like the name suggests, toys that can be used in a million different ways and over many years. Instead of having just one or a handful of…

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Toniebox Review: Everything you need to know about the innovative audio player for children!

At the end of 2018, the Toniebox launched in Ireland and the UK! The innovative, fun and child-friendly digital audio player is the brainchild of the German friends Patric and Marcus. When they wanted to give their children an easy way to listen to audiobooks and music without adding to their screentime and without having to handle CDs or tapes: The Toniebox was born! The Toniebox is a portable and easy to use digital audio player for children. Audiobooks and…

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