Educational Christmas gifts

Solar system LeapFrog

Solar System Adventure Pack – LeapReader

When is the right time to introduce children to the solar system? Never too young for LeapFrog who have put together a fantastic Solar System Adventure Pack. This pack is an introduction to our galaxy, a first lesson on the planets that make up our system, the moon phases and how stars form constellations in the sky.

The game using the LeapReader pen rockets you through solar system with over 40 family friendly activities. Explore an asteroid belt, discover what role the sun has in our seasons and travel to the moon.

For one of the most fascinating subjects that interest both adults and children I am truly impressed with this educational game. Not only does it allow the twins to play but they are learning whilst having fun. The game has prompted many questions and lots of conversation too. I think we may need to follow this review up with a trip to the Science Museum.

RRP £16.99

Gold Stars Factivity book – Journey around and inside your amazing body

Human Body Gold Stars book

We are fans of Gold Stars and had lots of fun over the summer doing our challenge books. Now gold Stars have brought out a new line of Factivity books. We’ve been sent a copy of the Journey around and inside your amazing body and I love it. Beautiful illustrations that are very clear and make the science even more interesting. There’s the perfect mix of educational content and integrated puzzles to keep little minds busy plus activities and experiments. The book has 123 pages of fun a glossary, an index and some answers too.

RRP £7.99

Ravensburger The Christmas Farm 1000 piece puzzle Limited Edition

The Christmas FArm Ravensburger puzzle

I love a good puzzle, I find it therapeutic and I’m happy to say the girls love puzzles too. They are great for this time of year as well when the weather is bad and the evenings are dark. This Limited Edition Ravensburger puzzle is entitled The Christmas Farm, perfect for this time of year. The image is similar to a vintage Christmas card with lots of detail in it. I think this would make a lovely gift for anyone 12+ younger children can help but not sure they’d be able to cope with this one.

Nano Blocks – Big Ben

Big Ben nano Blocks


Nano-blocks are micro-sized construction kits that create detailed replica models of some of the most famous landmarks and iconic objects. New to the range for Christmas is the legendary Titanic, whilst London’s Big Ben is a classic. These collectable three-dimensional puzzles will challenge the concentration and dexterity of children.

Big Ben RRP £14.99; Titanic RRP £59.99

BRIO classic pull along horse

BRIO pull along horse

BRIO, the household name of wooden toys has been celebrating it’s 130th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, they have released a classic pull along horse, the first ever toy it produced. With its bright white flank, flowing golden tail, hardy red wheels and matching string, the Osby horse will bring hours of fun to its owner.

RRP £16.99

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