10 best resources to get your child excel with phonics

In school all children have regular phonics sessions which are based on the Letters and Sounds. Here are a few tips how you can help your child get better at phonics:

Continue with the read-aloud. Include alphabet book and cards. Some alphabet books tell a story or talk about information. Look out for these.
Sing the alphabet often. Be careful that “l-m-n-o” doesn’t come too quickly and sound like one letter. It is a group of characters with four specific sounds; slow down at this part, maybe even pause after the letter n, and then continue with stating the alphabet slowly and clearly.

Here are the 10 best resources to help your child with phonics

Julia Donaldson Songbirds Phonics Activity Book 1-8, Oxford Reading Tree


Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Levels 1+ and 2. Get Started With Julia Donaldson’s Phonics Story Collection


First Phonics Ages 3-4 (Collins Easy Learning Preschool) Phonics Power! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Phonics Boxed Sets)


Point to alphabet characters and say their titles. Mix the characters and say their titles.
Work on titles. Teach your child to spell his or her name. Write the name on a piece of paper. Ask your child to trace over it and then duplicate. Warning: this may become a little tricky with titles that do not follow regular sound-symbol relationships. Point out the irregularities.
Make characters in fun ways with paint, play clay, sticks, sugars, or sand.
Look for characters wherever you decide to go. Examples: indications, cereal boxes, publication covers.
Look at characters, say the letter name, say the letter sound, then say a term that begins recover sound.
Make flash cards. Play letter video games such as Storage or Go Fish with characters or sounds, and when you discover a match say a term that begins recover matched sensible. Play Tic-Tac-Toe using characters other than X and O.
Start with simple words, like bat. Write the word on a piece of paper, point to the first notice, and have for the audio. Continue with each succeeding letter.
Embark on a notice hunt. Write a notice together with a sheet of newspaper, like b. Search for every one of the words of things throughout the house that begin start notice or sound. Sketch pictures or write words.

Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Phonics Games Flashcards


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Top 7 Best Inflatable Paddling Pools 2017

Now its summer we need to cool down and have some fun. These paddling pools are the best paddling pools you will get. So take a look at these amazing paddling pools.

1.Bestway Inflatable Fast Set Swimming Pool – 8 feet


Smiply fill with water and inflate the ring and soon you will have an amazing pool! This pool has a 2300 L capacity and is 2.44 M in length.

2.Bestway Rectangular Steel Pro Frame Set Above Ground Swimming Pool – Grey, 13.5 Ft

Steel frames, which help create the shape of the rectangular pool and hold the durable ‘metal tech’ pool liner in place, are locked and tightened using simple ‘T’ connectors and ‘C’ clips. U-supports, which hold the durable PVC and polyester outer wall upright, are attached using easy to connect spring-loaded pins. It’s easier than swimming with a float!Bestway pools have an integrated flow control drain valve for easy draining, which attaches to the garden hose so your pool water can be drained away from your garden – no soggy lawn.


This fantastic Intex pool is ideal for the back garden, with a water capacity of 439 gallons. Easy to set up, simply assemble the metal frame, fill with water and relax. This blue rectangular frame pool made from puncture resistant 3-ply material and a zinc-plated and powder-coated frame design is ready for water in 30 minutes, and includes a convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose. With its depth and size, this swimming pool is ideal for the whole family to enjoy on a lovely summer day.

4.Intex – collapsible Swimming Pool, 366 x 76 cm, 6.503 L (28710NP)

Impressed by the Ultra Body Pools, these Prism Body pools attribute several of the very same benefits of their top of the selection cousins but at a a lot more affordable value level. The unigue awesome blue/grey color and white trim supplies a refreshing search to enhance contemporary backyard garden decor.

5.Bestway Splash Frame Pool in Shade, with a Sun Canopy and Sprinkler 244 x 51 – Orange.

This has a very cool mist built in to the roof that I didn’t know until we built it that you connect the hose to very refreshing we are all adults size now but still love water to cool off and we have 3 blow up rings and a dog on a body board and still have room has means for a filter to run if you like but I have just been putting the chemical straight in and it’s as clear as when I filled it my husband built it single handed i have brought many pools over the years this one is roomy deep enough to float looks great frame and thick material .. so much more stable then the blow up ones and of course can’t pop ! from some one who once had a huge 12ft above ground one that was quick costly in running filter and very imposing on the garden.



Made with Bestway’s trademarked Tri-Tech construction, this material features a 3 ply reinforced layering system for superior strength and durability. Complete with pool frame, ladder, pool pump, ground cloth for insulation and lawn protection and a cover to keep debris out, you have everything you need to set up and go. Quick, easy, safe and strong outdoor pool for family summer fun!

7.Bestway Hydrium Splasher Swimming Pool Set, 15 feet

The Bestway 15ft Hydrium Splasher Pool Set is part of Bestway’s renowned range of strong steel-walled above ground pools that are large enough for the whole family to jump in and have a splash!


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Top 5 Bouncy Castles To Buy in 2017

Bouncy castles are a great way to become fit and healthy and are really fun to play on for kids. Here are the best bouncy castles reviewed to help buyers make the best decision.



1.AirFlow Bouncy Castle



With the colourful Airflow bouncy castle from Action Air, your children can have hours of fun and laughter jumping and  bouncing around, creating the ideal centrepiece for gardens and parties. Made from durable PVC material, this bouncy castle is double stitched for additional strength and semi-transparent mesh walls keep everyone safe inside whilst also allowing for easy supervision.

2.Homcom Kids Bouncy Castle Inflatable Bouncer Bounce House and Slide Inflatable Jumper with Airflow Fan

This inflatable bouncing castle is a perfect choice for children fun time, made with a non-woven fabric which is fire, waterproof and puncture preventive material.

3.Duplay 12ft Turret Bouncy Castle complete with Airflow Fan (Rainbow)

The Turret Bouncy Castle is our most popular inflatable and comes in 3 amazing colours, Classic(Blue), Rainbow(Orange) and Purple and is suitable for 3-4 kids to play at once.

4.Bubble 4-1 Play Center Kids Bouncy Castle – MODEL 9214

The bubble 4 in 1 play centre is one of our most popular home use garden bouncy castle perfect for small families accommodating up to 3 children in a fun filled bubble design and completed with a ball pool that comes with 30 balls included, a slide and a basket hoop.

5.Mega Fun 24ft Water Park Bouncy Castle Inflatable Twin Water Slide  

The Duplay Happy Hop Mega Fun 24ft Water Park features tunnels galore and 2 amazing water streaming slides that kids can plummet down until their heart’s content. A great way to entertain children throughout those long summer holidays.


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Top 5 toddler slides 2017

By Anna / July 20, 2017

Want to make your kids happy? Well if you do, these toddler slides will make your kids run around excitedly. Your kids will be so happy once you buy them one of these top 5 toddler slides.


1.Little Tikes First Slide (Blue/ Green)

This slide is the ideal first slide for your toddler. It folds and unfolds in seconds and can be used indoors or outdoors. It Promotes fitness and balance. Folds for easy storage Handrails snap into place Designed for great stability for young children.

2.Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide

Little Tikes Large Slide is the perfect product to entertain your little ones throughout the summer months. The steps are easy to climb and the gentle slope will keep your toddler safe and stable. The perfect quality plastic will keep your children entertained for years to come.

3.Garden Games Children’s Heavy Duty Green Wavy Slide 3 metre

The Monkey’s Home slide features high-quality construction and effective colour fastness that provides excellent durability for many years. The slide can be placed in most areas at home, having a height of 150cm and is also equipped with a water connection for a garden hose.

4.Green & Orange Wavy Slide & Step Ladder Set Childrens Kids Outdoor Garden Play Area Playground Toy

Why go to the park when your kids can have the same fun right from your back garden. This kids slide offers the ultimate in outdoor fun with it’s sturdy frame, durable chute and steps.

5.Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide (Green/Orange)

Great outdoor fun for children with this Little Tikes easy store slide! This giant slide has a 1.8m long slide with high sides and rounded corners for a smooth ride down. The step design has built-in handles, specially designed footholds and an extra wide base for children’s stability.

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Top 7 Dual Suspension Mountain Bikes Of 2017

With the summer sunshine coming in, Bike enthusiasts are ready for their outdoors adventures. Here are the best dual suspension mountain bikes which will surely be one of the best investment in your bike purchase this year.


1.Arden Trail Mens 26″ Wheel Mountain Bike 21 Speed 16″ Frame Black & Red

The ever popular  adults dual suspension mountain bike, the Arden Trail, is back! With 21 speed Shimano gearing system, easy to use twist shift gear levers and powerful front & rear v-type brakes topped off with MTB tyres, this bike is perfect for on and off-road cycling!


incomparable look and design, light weight Alloy 6061 SLT FULL dual SUSPENSION frame with underclear decals, 21 speed SHIMANO TX55 gearshift with SHIMANO ST EF51 shifters, Flatbar handlebar by ZOOM, alloy AERO rims with 4×9 spokes, quality alloy chainwheel by PROTEK, DUAL DENSITY grips by Herrmans, saddle by Selle Montegrappa Italy.

3.Barracuda Phoenix Men’s Dual Suspension Mountain Bike – Black ,26-Inch Wheel, 18-Inch Frame

With a lightweight 18″ alloy frame and 21 speed Shimano gears you’ll be able to cycle across a variety of terrains, from beautiful countryside to a rough off-road track. The dual suspension frame and forks allow you to take on more challenging environments, ensuring you enjoy a comfortable ride when cycling up and down steep hills. Complete with powerful front and rear V-brakes, the Arizona mountain bike provides you with the stopping power you need when cycling at high speeds.


4.24″ KCP MOUNTAIN BIKE Youth Kids Bike PANTHERA 18 speed Shimano white black – (24 inch)

with a HI TEN, dual suspension frame and 18 gears shimano tourney, this KPC bike  can ride smoothly on roads or on rough country terrain.


  • dual suspension .

6.BRAND NEW 2017 – Trail 29″ Python XC/MTB Mountain Bike (20″ Frame) – Premium Specification – Green – RRP £599.99 + Upgraded Tyres Fitted, 2 x FREE Schwalbe Tubes and Skyscape Caps worth RRP £74.99 + FREE SHIPPING

6061 Aluminium alloy frame. Fork: SR Suntour XCT-HLO suspension fork, 100mm travel, with hydraulic lock out. Wheels: Alloy double rims with CNC side wall and alloy Q/R hub. dual suspension front and back.Gears: Shimano Altus 24 speed with Shimano ST-M310 Rapidfire Plus levers. Steering: Aluminium alloy Aheadset stem and alloy riser bar. Chainset: Python Aluminium alloy triple 24/34/42t Brakes: Promax Mechanical Disc Brakes Seating: Aluminium micro adjust seat post with 2017 Python MTB seat Sizes: 18″, 20″

7.Boss Stealth Mens Dual suspension bike – Black, 26 Inch

The Boss Stealth is back with a fresh look for the season. The spec speaks for itself: 21 Shimano gearing, front and rear Zoom branded alloy disc brakes and dual mudguards give you the kit needed to tackle any terrain, whilst front and rear dual suspension make for a comfortable ride and soak up the bumps. Deep section wheel rims, off-road MTB tyres and strong disc hubs make the wheels strong and sturdy whilst grippy 1.95″ tyres will pull you through anything.

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12 best Water Guns for summer 2017

With the hot summer sun coming, we need to keep cool. These top 12 water guns will keep you having fun and are bound to get you soaking wet! Water guns are a great way to keep cool and have good fun with your family.


1.SIMREX 528 Water Guns Fun Soakers & Blasters hobby Hobbies toys.


the water gun has alot of detail and has a scope that you can see your opponent from.the large capacity tank can hold up to 450ml  of water and the range of the weapon is 33ft.

2.Hasbro NERF Rebelle Super Soaker Cascade Blaster Toy

Unleash your inner warrior and soak your target in wild water battles with the Cascade water blaster! It’s easy to load up to 20 ounces of water in the blasters tank for cool, splashing fun. When you pull the trigger, your stylish soaker launches a blast of water at targets up to 38 feet away.

Compact Cascade soaker fires a stream of water at your target.

Soaker holds up to 20 fluid ounces of water.

3.23″ Large Water Gun Pump Action Super Soaker Sprayer Outdoor Beach Garden Toy

Approximately 59 cm in length. 1100 ml water tank

Simple tank screw off and fill, then simply screw back on and start Squirting/Soaking.

Shoots 20+ft

Simply Pump the gun and spray away!

Assorted colors, randomly sent.

Hours of endless fun!

4.Hasbro – Nerf Super Soaker Bottle Blitz

Just the right toy for hot summer days and fun at the swimming pool or in the outdoor swimming pool! Simply pump and have water gun can be sprayed with the Nerf. The supplied water tank holds 250 ml, it can but also its own, clean plastic bottle screwed on for even longer water fun. Get all wet!

  • Dimensions with bottle (LxWxH) cm: ca. 43 x 12 x 6
  • Water tank capacity 250 ml
  • own plastic bottle screwed
  • up to 7,5 m reach
  • simple pump mechanism
  • Beautiful design
  • Scope of supply: 1 gun with 1 water tank

5.Nerf Super Soaker Flashflood Blaster

FlashFlood water blaster has 2 nozzles
Floor strike or flash strike
Let’s you soak your target from up to 38 feet away
Pump-action water blasting
Holds up to 23 fluid ounces

6.Theo Klein Toy Fireman’s Water Sprayer

Fun and creative, get your kids imaginations going with this fire mans water sprayer from Theo Klein. This toy is fantastic for outside role play with the water tank back pack and push pump water gun, ideal for engaging them in role play.
– With realistic water spraying
– One water jet or multi water jet function choosable
– Dimensions: 40 x 27,9 x 8 cm

7.AK SPORT Nerf Super Soaker Scatterblast#

Get ready for 5-times the soaking action with the Scatterblast Blaster! This blaster’s powerful pump-fire action and 5-nozzle blast let you launch 5 streams of water at your target! It can hold up to 22 ounces of water and you can use the flip-up sight to shoot accurately.

8.Nerf 2-in-1 Super Soaker Tidal Torpedo Blaster

Take your target down with a tidal wave of soakage or a dart-firing assault with the Tidal Torpedo 2-in-1 blaster. If water is your chosen assault, just launch a stream of water at your target. Your streams will reach up to 22 feet away. But if a dart is the right choice, fire away and see what happens. With the double strike of the Tidal Torpedo 2-in-1 blaster, you’ll always have an attack to make.

9.INvench Fight Gatling Toy Guns,Hand Shake Continuous Launch Water Polymer Ball Cap Pistol for Kids (Black)



Far range, easy to operate, handheld and bracket mode free to switch, let  children fully enjoy the fun of fight.Realistic shape, imitate gatlin gun shape, to meet the children’s curiosity for the toy gun.Large magazine, Can accommodate 150 7MM water bombs, range up to 25 meters.

10.Mega Hydro Cannon Kids Giant Water Gun Sprayer 360° Tripod

Mega Hydro Cannon.

Use this giant water cannon to soak your friends!

Easy to assemble and connects directly to your hose.

360 rotation with tripod stand.

11.Set Of 8 Foam Water Pistol HYDRO STORM Blaster Shooter Pump

This easy to use water gun is great fun around the pool and during the summer holidays. It can be used in the pool for several squirts in a row. The Foam exterior will allow you to leave this on top of the pool left to float while you hide from blasts. Styles will vary.

12.TeaQ Water Pistol Large Capacity 1800ml Range 8-10m for Children and Adults Funny Beach Games (Color in Random)

Soak your target 8-10m away with pump-action handle that is easy to use and powerful.,Features 1800ml water tank. Simply fill water and squirting with hours of endless fun ! Tested for quality and durability. Humanized handles greatly enhance comfort when held.

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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo Review

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo is a fun interactive toy that encourages movement and is educational as well. BeatBo is a delightful animatronic friend that inspires your baby to get up and move and has also won Infant/Toddler toy of the year.

Feature and Details

By pushing BeatBo’s colorful LED tummy grid or the buttons on his feet will reward baby with fun songs, learning content, and dance moves. BeatBo is intended for children 9 months to 3 years old.

  • Large, multi-color LED grid tummy.
  • Fun “dancing” action gets his hips shaking and head nodding.
  • Dance ‘n Move: Fun, stimulating music inspires baby to move around.
  • Learning and Games: Introduces baby to ABCs, colors, counting & more.
  • Requires four AA batteries.
  • Includes 3 modes that grow with baby.

What are the Advantages of BeatBo?

When BeatBo is in Dance n’ Move mode he will shake his hips and nod his head to the music encouraging your baby to move around with him. He will make your baby what to move, shake, and dance along, helping to exercise gross motor skills.

When in Learning & Games Mode he will help baby to learn ABCs, colors, counting, and more; also features the Freeze Dance for even more fun.

The customized Sing-Along Mode allows mom or baby to record a phrase and BeatBo will remix it into his favorite song!

BeatBo’s colorful lights, dance moves, music, and assortment of textures will all help baby’s sense of sight, hearing, and touch. Your baby will discover how their actions make fun things happen when they press BeatBo’s tummy or feet; this is a great way to introduce cause and effect.

As your baby grows you can increase their play by pointing out all the different color on BeatBo.

Are there any disadvantages?

The only disadvantage is that the batteries that are included are for demonstration purposes only, so if purchasing this as a gift it would be a good idea to have the required four AA batteries ready to go once it is out of the package.

It should also be noted that if this toy unpredictably, it may need to be reset. To do this you will need to slide the power switch off and then back on. When BeatBo’s sounds, lights, and movements become faint or stop, it’s time for the batteries to be replaced.

Final Thoughts

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo is a toy that parents and little ones love! It is not only fun, but extremely educational. With his music and moves he encourages little ones to explore their gross motor skills by getting up and moving along with him.

His bright colors, lights, music and textures stimulate the eyes, hearing, and sense of touch. With so many buttons to push baby will learn cause and effect when they are able to see what happens when they push a button.

BeatBo has to be a fantastic toy because it has won Infant/Toddler toy of the year!

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex Review

Have a child that loves dinosaurs? The Imaginext Ultra T-Rex is large, bony, and extremely fun for making epic primitive adventures. He is loaded with sounds, movements, and adventures and your kids are the ones that make it happen. By turning Power Pads, kids will be able to get him walking, standing, chomping, and launching projectiles and boulders.

What is Imaginext Ultra T-Rex?

When standing at full height this T-Rex is 2 1/1 feet tall, he will get your little dinosaur lover’s imagination going with 3 Power Pads that bring him roaring to life.

With a turn of the Power Pad behind his tail he will start walking taking four steps forward with thrilling sound effects, a turn of the Power Pad behind his left hip will allow him to stand at his full height and also active the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes. Turning his third Power Pad with open and close his mouth while making chomping sounds and even firing out projectiles!

He also has two boulder launders in his chest that can be fired at the press of a button and a projectile claw.

Imaginext Ultra T-Rex is intended for children age 36 months to 8 years old and includes the T-Rex, 3 warrior figures with helmets and accessories, 4 boulders, and 4 projectiles. It requires 4 AA batteries that are also included.

What are the Advatages of the Imaginext Ultra T-Rex?

Imaginext Ultra T-Rex will keep your dino lover’s hands and imagination busy. Your child’s hands will be kept busy in many other ways aside from the 3 Power Pads; pushing buttons to launch projectiles or fire boulders, putting figures in the jail, operating the trap door and using the glider.

This scary T-Rex makes no bones about it with his realistic sound effects while he walks and stands firing off projectiles, he is ready to overpower prehistoric lands and the imagination of your dinosaur lover!

Are there any disadvantages?

Imaginext Ultra T-Rex is a large toy that may not be able to be moved without assistance and could be hard to store. Parents have also mentioned that it doesn’t walk great on carpet. It does also have small pieces that should be kept out of reach of small children due to choking hazard.

Additionally, because the T-Rex is so large it could be scary to some children. Therefore it is not recommended for children who aren’t already really into dinosaurs.

Final Thoughts

If you have a dinosaur lover this is the toy for them. There are so many ways to play with the Imaginext Ultra T-Rex that your child’s imaginations with really power up. With his ability to walk, make sounds, fire projectiles, and launch boulders this kind of the dinosaurs is sure to overpower any Jurassic enemy as well as all the toys in your dinosaur lover’s collection.

Imaginext Ultra T-Rex will bring your dinosaur hours of fun and adventure conquering the prehistoric lands.

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