I can’t Imagine How That Happened


In I can’t Imagine How That Happened, by Aimee McNaughton, Meg and Grandpa go camping, and Grandpa’s teasing and practical jokes always end with him saying, ‘I can’t imagine how that happened’.

Until finally the tables are turned and Meg gets her own back!

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Snugbags Winter Weight sleep sack


High quality Merino sleep sacks made in New Zealand from New Zealand Merino.

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When I am Happiest


It’s the second-to-last day of school and Dani’s so happy she could write a book about it! In fact, that’s exactly what she’s done, although it’s not quite finished yet. Now the book is in her backpack with all the other things she has to take home before the summer break. But then Dani gets some bad news. How will she ever be happy again? Sometimes a good friend is all you need to make your heart start laughing.

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Changing the World is Child’s Play


Changing the World is Child’s Play is a lovely little book designed to help parents make the most of everyday interactions with their children by turning them into playful encounters.

The forward of this book was written by Miriam McCaleb and Nathan Mikaere Walli and says: “Play is central to all aspects of human development, and while it’s a simple idea, it is one of the most complicated processes of systems integration and cognitive stimulation we know of” How very true!
The book is divided up into 2 page topics such as anger, touch, responsibility, water, song. Each topic has a brief context, an example of this in a child’s life and some ideas for how to experience this topic.

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Uniden baby monitor (BW 3101)


The Uniden baby monitor is a video monitor that can connect to your computer or TV and can even be Skyped. It has a colour monitor as well as night vision which you can see the wee one and judge for yourself if they are actually going to sleep or running riot in their cot.

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When Dad Showed Me the Universe


Tonight Dad wants to show his son something very special: the universe. Of course, they can’t possibly embark on such a daring adventure unprepared, so they wrap up warm, gather provisions, and then off they go. It’s a long walk, but eventually they get there.

Along the way, they learn that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination, and sometimes the biggest lessons happen when you least expect them.

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Sili Squeeze


A washable and reusable silicone food pouch, the Sili Squeeze is designed to provide an easy way to carry and feed purees and other smooth foods to your little person. The version I have for review is one with a non-spill spout, though they are available in free-flowing spouts also.

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Seeker is a book by Arwen Elys Dayton about a young girl Quin who has trained most of her life to become a seeker. Yet, on the night that she becomes a Seeker she discovers the noble calling she’s dedicated her life to is a lie. And now that she’s taken her oath it’s too late to walk away.

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A Skillful Warrior


A Skillful Warrior is the sequel to A Necklace of Souls by R.L. Stedman. I loved A Necklace of Souls, so much so that when I met R Stedman socially I found myself acting like a fanboy asking when the sequel would be out.

I was provided with an electronic copy of A Skillful Warrior which I enjoyed, however, I have to say that I subsequently received a paper copy and I still prefer having a physical copy.

The story continues with Dana, Will, Jed, and N’tombe travelling together. During this journey, Dana becomes more familiar with the guardians and the skills she is developing.

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Mud Mates protective craft aprons

Mud Mates craft apron

Invented by clever Kiwi mum, Alana, Mud Mates Children’s Craft aprons are designed to protect your children’s clothes, keeping them clean through all sorts of messy play. If you’ve ever had a child who loves painting, you will know the value of a great great apron – and this is a goodie. You just pop it on straight over whatever your child is wearing and then you can just whip it off when you’re done. Straight into the washing machine and no paint on your child’s clothes.

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