Friday 10 April 2020

Wordsearch Junior - Review

[AD/Gifted product - We received this item for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click through and purchase an item, I will receive some pennies at no additional cost to you.]

We find ourselves in a very strange world at the moment. Workplaces and schools are closed and we must stay indoors. I am trying my best when it comes to homeschooling the children. We have an abundance of games but we always welcome new ones - especially if they are educational ones.

We received Wordsearch Junior from Goliath Games and it has been such a fun family game.

It is super easy to set up. You get the main game board (in 3 parts; base, transparent disk and ring), 6 blue grids, 6 red grids and 6 green grids. You also get 140 counters - 35 of each colour (red, green, yellow and blue).

The game is aimed at ages 5 and up and for 2-4 players. Depending on age/ability, you can set the game to suit the players. The blue grids have only a picture sequence to look for, the red grids are a little more difficult; showing an image then the word and the green grids are your standard wordsearch.

As we were playing with a five year old, we started with image only. The player with the longest name must twist the board clockwise to reveal the sequence. The sequences can go in any direction and in order to "win" you must shout out, point to where the sequence is and then you can place your counters on the top. Some words/sequences overlap so in that case you just remove the one that is on and place your counter down. 

The overall winner is the person who has placed the most counters on the game board. E, our five year old, actually found the picture sequences quite hard. When we switched to the red grids (pictures and words) it became a little easier because you just need to look for the picture first and the word will be directly adjacent to it.

We played with just the words on the green grids too which myself, Chris and our 7 year old could do easily. It was great, competitive fun and, in the case of 5 year old E, helped with spelling words too!

You can purchase your own Wordsearch Junior from all good toy retailers and Amazon. 

Monday 6 April 2020

Trolls World Tour is out now!

[AD/Gifted - We received the Trolls plush toy as a gift and I have chosen to share the information in the post in exchange.]

Ever since my two children first watched Trolls back in 2016, they have been obsessed with it. It is a great family movie with a lot of humour and great songs to sing along to. When 'Trolls: The Beat Goes On' was released on Netflix, it reignited the children's love all over again.

When we heard about a second movie coming out, 'Trolls World Tour', we had planned on having a family cinema trip to see it. Obviously, with the Covid-19 pandemic, this hasn't been possible. As so many little ones (and adults!) were excited to see the movie, it has been released digitally so you can watch Poppy, Branch and the gang in their next adventure from the comfort of your own home.

You can find all the links of where to rent the movie at the Universal Pictures website or by clicking the collated below.

Amazon Prime - HDVOD / SDVOD
Apple TV (available from April 10th)

To help get us excited for Trolls World Tour, we received a fabulous present in the post from the lovely people at Posh Paws International - a 10" Branch plush toy! 

He is super cute and cosy to cuddle - perfect to snuggle up with when watching. You can also get Poppy, Guy Diamond and some new characters from the new movie!

You can find them all at the Posh Paws International website.