1

Find your name on the Alphabet Train!

Recently we got sent two lovely books to review and the main thing that made me really get on board to do this review was that they were personalized.
Your child’s name is on every page of the book and this worked wonders on keeping Amellias attention. Holding her attention for a period of time is generally quite a task, but when her name kept popping up in the book she couldn’t wait to find out what she would find next on the alphabet train!
IMG_0992.JPG

Did you know that personalized books are read approximately nine times more than regular books? I think this is because they then feel really involved in the story, are excited to hear what adventures they are going on next  and enjoy pretending they are actually doing all the things described in the book. This is certainly the case for Amellia and what brought this book even more to life for her was that at the very start there was a little cartoon version of herself, she couldn’t believe it!

img_0077As we read through the book she really enjoyed the rhyming of the words and the way that some of the words had a slightly different font, for example for the word camel the text went up in a hump in the middle of the word. She also thoroughly enjoyed pointing out the letters that were in her room and took a lot of joy from reading the pages where the letters related to her name.
Dylan wasn’t able to understand this but really enjoyed reading the book with his sister and daddy downstairs before bed and pointing out the letters on the back.

IMG_0986

After reading through the book and finishing the story Amellia could not believe that it had been personalized even more and had a little note on the last page.
She was eager to go and check out Dylan’s to see what message he had, but we had got them both the same so not to cause any arguments.
IMG_0100.HEIC.jpg
We really enjoyed these books, and with them being personalized it really added to the excitement factor when reading them. They were longer than what we would normally read at bed time, but I saved them for a weekend so that the little bit extra time reading didn’t matter too much. There were a few words that you wouldn’t normally come across in children’s books, but isn’t reading all about learning!?

If you fancy one of these books for your little one head over to Dr.Niamhs website by clicking here.

*-* disclaimer I was sent these books free of charge for an honest review, these are my own thoughts and opinions *-*

1

Appy Kids Co!

With it being the summer time I am finding it nearly impossible to keep snacks and drinks in the house, aren’t you?!
My little girl is an eating, drinking, talking and moving machine, so whenever the lovely team over at appy kids co asked me if I could review some of their new drinks and snacks that aren’t even out in the shops yet, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them for the kids to enjoy!

Whenever the drinks and snacks from appy kids co arrived Amellia was super excited that they were covered in minions! We love the minions movie in our house. It always provide us all with giggles, smiles and  quality time together. Having a much-loved film on healthy snacks and drinks is also a great way to encourage children to eat them. Thankfully for me though, Amellia will try anything at all and enjoys near enough everything! With Dylan, it wouldn’t make any difference what was on the packaging etc, it just depends on what the actual food looks like.

Amellia got stuck right into the juice as soon as we opened it, and she really loved it! She finished it right up and she then polished off a pack off the Mulberries & Raisins and had another two packets and gave her little brother a pack too!  She tried to give her brother a drink too, but unfortunately this ended up him covered in juice as he just squeezed the pouch! Though with a little help with his next one he really enjoyed it, and was trying to get some of his sisters on too!

img_8817These drinks and snacks were thoroughly enjoyed and I am always glad to be giving my children healthy alternatives! Unfortunately only one store in Northern Ireland stocks them, but if I am ever in the direction of the shop I will be sure to pop in and grab more!
You can find out where stores near you are that stock them and what other items they do over on their website at; www.appykidsco.com

-WeeOhana

Disclaimer; These products were sent to us free of charge in exchange for a blog. These are my own thoughts and opinions!

0

Pure Pet Food Review

Recently I was offered the chance to review some dog food for Pure Pet Food. I jumped on the chance as its pretty difficult to find food that sits well in Lilo’s tummy. When we give her treats that most dogs would love, she ends up throwing up and well.. this isn’t fun for her, or for us having to tidy it up! I am also aware that many dog foods on the market are full of things which aren’t too great for dogs! When I saw the list of  ingredients in this dog food, and that it was made in a human food facility, I couldn’t wait to give it a shot with our little pup!

img_8613.jpg

We were sent the Turkey Terrific super sensitive food to try, when a small box arrived on my door step I was surprised. I wondered how I would be able to get even a few meals out of this to see what Lilo really thought or how it sat in her stomach.  I could not believe it when I opened the box. The food is dehydrated and this tiny little box makes up 2kg of food, I couldn’t believe it! The ingredients in the recipe are; 3 1/2 Turkey Breasts, 4 1/2 Parsnips, 1 1/2 potatoes, 125g Green Beans, 1/4 cabbage, 1/2 apple, 1 bunch of carrots and 200g of beef liver, and that’s it! How wonderful, all proper things that you and I would eat! To make it up you add the right amount of scoops of powder into the bowl for your dog’s weight and then some hot water, then  for the hard part for you dog… you have to leave it for 15 minutes to re-hydrate!
img_8617

Lilo wasn’t too pleased with the whole waiting thing! She was jumping about and looking at me like I was mad with her bowl sitting on the counter. When I put it down she was a little confused, and wasn’t too sure on the whole thing, but tonight she had her last bowl of it and thoroughly enjoyed it! Though I now need to get anti-slip bowls.. by the time she had finished her dinner she had pushed the bowl all over the kitchen trying to get every last bit! When I first gave it to her I was worried about how I would keep all the dehydrated powder in the bag, but with a little look in the box I found that they also provided a little clip to keep the bag closed! Wonderful!
Pros: It doesn’t take up a lot of room as the box is so small for such a large amount of food, full of goodness and Lilo really enjoyed it!
Cons: Your dog has to wait a little which is not very fun for them!

The treats were absolutely amazing, I for one, always find that dog treats always have this horrible distinctive smell to them which I can’t stand, but these ones were just amazing. They smelt so incredible and again were just full of goodness! I gave them to Amellia so that she could give Lilo one or two.. as soon as she opened the pack she smelt them and said “Wow mummy these smell so good, I think humans can eat them too!” I then had to tell her no, they were just for Lilo, before she decided to sit down with Lilo and share them out!
Pros: They smelt amazing and were thoroughly enjoyed by Lilo!
Cons: My daughter wanted to eat them too!

img_8630

If you fancy giving Pure Pet Food a try, here is a little link that will get you 40% off all of there starter packs! https://purepetfood.co.uk/pure-revolution 

-WeeOhana

Disclaimer: This food was sent to us free of charge in exchange for a blog. These are my own thoughts and opinions.