Skylanders Trap Team and Kaos Traps

skylanders trap team

For those of you who are not familiar with Skylanders, it is a video game series that are played along with toy figures. There is a Portal of Power that changes colours whilst it interacts with the game, reading the figures tag through near field communication (NFC): with the players using the portal to bring the real … Read more

Gruffalo’s Child Trail and Gruffalo App

Gruffalo's Child Trail

Following on from the success* of the anniversary celebrations of The Gruffalo** The Forestry Commission England, in conjunction with Magic Light Pictures, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the book The Gruffalo’s Child. There’s no better way to help develop children’s knowledge of the world, language development, sensory learning and numeracy than by getting them … Read more

Gruffalo Games App #Review & Gruffalo Bundle #Giveaway

Oscar-nominated entertainment company, Magic Light Pictures, with Stormcloud Games, have launched The Gruffalo Games app based on the much-loved picture book, The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Coinciding with The Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary celebrations children get to pit their wits against The Gruffalo in his first ever iOS mobile app. … Read more

Nintendo Wii Sports Club Review

Nintendo Wii Sports Club Review

Nintendo Wii Sports was released back in November 2006. It was a great way of getting people together and being more active whilst playing computer games. It also helped develop a skill in the particular sport by using the Wii remote to mimic the actions needed for tennis, bowling, baseball, golf and boxing,  July 11th … Read more

Playstation Present ideas

playstation present ideas

    If you need inspiration for present ideas then you cannot go wrong with Playstation. They have something for all ages, budgets and abilities.  We have had many Playstation products and never had them go wrong or been disappointed in them. My oldest son had his first Playstation when he was 3 years old (1999): … Read more

How to Change your Twitter Background

You can really make your Twitter your own by making a few changes. Here is just a quick tutorial on how to change your background. Mainly because someone asked me how and it’s pretty hard to explain in 140 characters. I thought if I put it here then it may help others too. I’m not … Read more

Review Buying a Optimus V Laptop from PC Specialist

Earlier this week my new laptop arrived.  It was a built to order laptop from UK based PC Specialist Ltd. Intel Haswell and NVidia 700 series I had waited and waited for the newer Intel Haswell and NVidia 700 series chipsets to be released.  On 1st June I noticed on that they were accepting … Read more

Mental Stimulation as opposed to Violent Computer Games

Sometimes as a parent I think you have to re-think your ideals. When our son was 14 he wanted to play violent games that were rated 18. You may be aware that I did my dissertation on violence in children’s television advertisements, and so really was not happy for him to play them. But, it … Read more