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The New Teletubbies Magazine Review

Two of Archie’s favourite things are reading books with Oscar and the Teletubbies that he watches religiously every morning before breakfast. So when we were asked to review the new Teletubbies magazine it was perfect for Archie.

When I gave it to Archie he immediately said ‘Eh-Oh’ and ‘Happy happy happy’ which is his new favourite saying! We sat at his little table and went through the magazine. It is full with fun and educational activities to keep your little toddler entertained for hours and with help your little one develop the early years skills they need. The magazine also came with a free Laa-Laa bedtime set which Archie put with his other Teletubbie toys. Archie is quite particular with his toys, just like Oscar was and when the Teletubbies come on the TV he always gets out all his toys around him.

Here is a short video to show you what Archie thought.

The magazine is jam packed full of activities from dot to dot, counting and a counting chart, colouring, stories, stickers, a dancing game and so much more. What I thought was a great touch is that the stickers are huge which are perfect for Archie’s small podgy little fingers and they didn’t just rip when he pulled them off the page which was great. Ripped stickers can lead to the nightmare of all meltdowns with a 21 month old!

Overall I am really impressed with the Teletubbies magazine and at only £2.99 for so many activities and a toy I think it is great value and will continue buying it for Archie as he has really enjoyed the first issue. 10 out of 10 from us!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Teletubbies magazine for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are honest and my own (and Archie’s).

Review and Competition – Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge Soft Toy

Recently we were sent a Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge from Golden Bear Toys. If you watch Cbeebies with your little ones like I do you will know who Squidge is as it is a permanent fixture on the channel. Golden Bear have a lovely Cbeebies Bugs range that includes the Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge,  a bedtime matching bugs game and a Cbeebies Toppling Bugbies tower game.

We are CBeebies fans in our house and for Archie’s birthday I made and sent in a birthday card which they showed on the birthday show. I also did this for Oscar on his first birthday.

The Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge is a sweet squidgy yellow bug that has a bedtime attached to him and plays the sweet dreams song and glows different colours to give off a light show. You simply press the star on Squidge and the Cbeebies sweet dreams song will play. Archie and Oscar like to watch In The Night Garden and then listen to the sweet dreams bedtime song and Oscar recognised the tune when he pressed the star on Squidge straight away.


The Squidge is the perfect size for your little ones to rest their head on and then listen to the peaceful tune, which is perfect for calm down time before bed. It is suitable for children aged 10 months plus so would make a great first birthday gift. Archie has watched how Oscar presses the star to activate the music and lights and tries so hard to copy him and do it himself. He really likes him and during the day crawls over to him and rests his head on him, it is very sweet.

The Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge has an RRP of £19.99 but is available at Amazon at the moment for only £9.99.

I also have a Cbeebies Sweet Dreams With Squidge for one of my readers to win. Enter below and good luck!

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Archie’s Birthday Competitions, Day 3 – Something Special Mr Tumble Interactive Toy

Something Special has been a firm favourite of the boys on Cbeebies since Oscar was a baby. Archie really enjoys it too now and loves the music and bright colours on the programme. He even does a little jig when the theme tune comes on. It is a BAFTA award winning live action comedy loved by parents and children alike. This popular TV show, broadcast twice daily on CBeebies, is simple, fun and informative and forms an important part of a child’s routine. Cbeebies is a great channel and I sent a birthday card in for Archie’s birthday which was shown on Tuesday and I did the same for Oscar back in 2011 on his first birthday.

The Something Special Mr Tumble Interactive Toy is a great toy which has loads of fun features making early learning simple! You simply press Mr Tumble’s hand to hear 6 fun phrases and watch as his nose magically light up! Mr Tumble also has an opening waistcoat and carries his famous spotty bag which has a mirror inside. Mr Tumble is made from brightly coloured, soft textured fabrics and features crinkle sounds and a squeaker to stimulate your little ones senses. He is suitable for children aged 10 months +.


Archie loves his Something Special Mr Tumble Interactive Toy and laughs at it most of the time. He loves the flashing lights and sounds and the doll itself is very friendly looking. Golden Bear Toys have a great range of ‘Something Special’ toys that will aid learning in a fun and exciting way. Also available are; a hand puppet, a variety of soft toys, a Mr Tumble microphone, Mr Tumbles textured spotty bag, a puzzle, a pairs game, a fuzzy felt, Mr Tumbles waistcoat set, a activity playtime centre and skittles set. 

So for Day 3 of Archie’s birthday competitions you can win a Something Special Mr Tumble Interactive Toy of your own. Enter below and good luck!

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Octonauts UK Tour 2014

Captain Barnacle is coming to Town! Over the last few years we have taken Oscar to quite a lot of theatre productions of his favourite TV programmes and he has absolutely loved them. We are going to see in the Night Garden Live next month and I can’t wait! Going to watch children’s theatre is a fun family day out. Octonauts has been a firm favourite in our house for a while now and the show is now coming to the stage to bring all your children’s favourite characters to life! The show is aimed at children of age 3+. 








OCTONAUTS AND THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTURE

A BRAND NEW CHILDREN’S STAGE SHOW
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In Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure the entire crew of the Octonauts, led by intrepid explorer Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, embark on an exciting new underwater quest and visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner. This action-packed interactive show features new music (from BAFTA-award winning composer Mani Svavarsson) and all the Octonauts live on stage for the very first time.

So don’t miss out book your tickets HERE now!

THURS 16 – SUN 19 OCTOBER ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD
Thurs 16 at 4 pm www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Fri 17 at 1 & 4 pm
Sat 18 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm
Sun 19 at 10 & 1 pm
PRESS INVITED FROM FRI 17 OCTOBER AT 4 pm

TUES 21 – WED 22 OCTOBER PRINCES HALL, ALDERSHOT
Tues 21 & Wed 22 at 1 & 4 pm www.princeshall.com

SAT 25 – SUN 26 OCTOBER WYCOMBE SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE
Sat 25 & Sun 26 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.wycombeswan.co.uk

WED 29 – THURS 30 OCTOBER FAIRFIELD HALLS, CROYDON
Wed 29 & Thurs 30 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.fairfield.co.uk

SAT 1 – SUN 2 NOVEMBER NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
Sat 1 & Sun 2 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

WED 5 – THURS 6 NOVEMBER G LIVE, GUILDFORD
Wed 5 & Thurs 6 at 1 & 4 pm www.glive.co.uk

SAT 8 – SUN 9 NOVEMBER ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
Sat 8 & Sun 9 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

WED 12 – THURS 13 NOVEMBER GRAND OPERA HOUSE, YORK
Wed 12 & Thurs 13 at 1 & 4 pm www.atgtickets.com

SAT 15 – SUN 16 NOVEMBER CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
Sat 15 at 4 pm www.cornex.co.uk
Sun 16 at 10 am, 1 & 4 pm

WED 19 – THURS 20 NOVEMBER ST GEORGE’S HALL, BRADFORD
Wed 19 & Thurs 20 at 1 & 4 pm www.bradfordtheatres.co.uk

SAT 22 – SUN 23 NOVEMBER GROVE THEATRE, DUNSTABLE
Sat 22 at 1 & 4 pm www.grovetheatre.co.uk
Sun 22 at 10 am & 1 pm