Jingle Puzzles Review & Giveaway

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front recently as we have been a bit busy on the house front – that’s for another day though! So I thought I would come back with a review.

I used to hate going to playgroup with Jake, because at the end, we all went to sit in a circle and sing songs, he never wanted to participate and I used to feel  myself get really embarrassed  Then he got used to it, and liked joining in, even more so when he started preschool. So when I was offered this to review, I jumped at the opportunity.

Music For Kids™ has its first Music For Kids product available In July this year. This
pre-school range of four new, music-based puzzle and activity lines are an
introduction to music for toddlers and pre-schoolers. The music activity sets
retail for £9.99 and contain a metre long floor jigsaw puzzle of music notes,
a sing along CD with a bonus story and an activity booklet & stickers. Jingle
Puzzles are carefully crafted to engage 3 to 6 year olds with their first ‘hands-
on’ introduction to music.

I was impressed with the box it came in as it’s handy to keep all the bits together. Jake was quite excited to open it and see what was inside, he especially liked the stickers! I was pleased that the words were included, as it was a song I’d never heard before, but I chose it as it was frogs, and Jake likes frogs (especially imaginary ones that seem to appear in his bed!).

The jigsaw was good, big enough but not too big, and the CD had lots of children’s songs on with a story at the end.

This would make a lovely birthday present if you are stuck for ideas of what to buy little friends, but you might not get away with giving it away if your child claps eyes on it!

I have an Old MacDonald Had A Farm Jingle Puzzle to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment telling me what your childs favourite song is.

For extra entries:

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Tweet: I want to win a Jingle Puzzle with @musicroomonline and @rozzibee http://bit.ly/O5tsSe

Leave a separate comment for each extra entry.

Competition closes at 10pm on Saturday 8th September. Winner will be drawn at random and notified. UK entrants only.

*We were sent a Jingle Puzzles to review, but I have received no other payment and all thoughts are my own*

The winner as selected by random.org is Esther James

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Breastfeeding in Public #keepbritainbf

The first time I breast fed in public was at the register office when we went to register Jake at 12 days old. I was a bit nervous, but I got over it very quickly.

I’ve always been a bit nervous about someone coming up to me and asking me to stop feeding, or telling me it’s inappropriate, but luckily it has never happened. And if it did, I’m pretty sure I would tear strips off them, and if I didn’t, my hubby would. In fact, the only time someone has ever commented on my breastfeeding was when Jake was tiny and I was sat on a bench outside a shopping centre feeding him and a lady came up to me and said “Well done!” and carried on her way.

It can be quite daunting feeding in public for the first time, but don’t let it put you off. It does get easier.

  • If you feel nervous, make sure you have someone with you for the first time.
  • Choose clothing appropriately. I tend to prefer loose tops that I can lift up, then I pull it down to his face so that no breast is exposed but I can still see him and he can see me. On the odd occasion that I have a top that I need to pull down, I have a muslin or scarf handy to make me feel less exposed. Some women like to wear a vest top under a loose fitting top.
  • Don’t feel like you need to hide away in a toilet. You wouldn’t want to eat in a public loo, so neither would your baby.
  • Don’t be made to feel uncomfortable feeding in public. The Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place such as a cafe, shop or public transport.
  • Remember, breastfeeding is completely natural and there is nothing inappropriate about it. If someone has a problem with it, that is exactly what it is – their problem. Smile, nod and carry on.

Congratulations. You have found the scavenger hunt logo. This week, I also have an extra competetion to win a £15 voucher to use at BoobieMilk.

Thank you for reading.  Please complete the following to enter the competition for the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Grand Prize:

Leave a comment on this blog telling me what your top tip for feeding in public is.

For extra entries:

Go to the Life, Love and Lollipops Facebook page and “like” and  ”share” the hunt with your Facebook friends.

Tweet the following: I’m taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger hunt via @rozzibee http://wp.me/p1Fanz-5Y #keepbritainbf

Leave a separate comment for each thing you have done.

Happy Hunting!

If you have enjoyed reading, you can find other bloggers taking part in the scavenger hunt here:

A New Addition
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Mummy Constant
Radical Ramblings
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Test, Try and Buy at The Baby Show

The Baby Show is back offering a shopping haven for new parents and parents-to-be at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-20th May 2012. Forget the hassle of the high street, The Baby Show takes out the stress and confusion of shopping for your baby by housing the UK’s biggest baby brands all under one roof, so you can compare and try products before you buy! With over 250 must-have brands including Fisher-Price, Mamas & Papas, Mothercare, Marks & Spencer, Britax, tommee tippee and new companies Mammae, Poco Nido, Kinderroom and Curaprox, there will be brilliant buys for all! The UK’s leading parenting experts will also be on hand to offer advice on sleep, breastfeeding and first aid.

Tickets are available in advance for £12.00 or two for £20.00, to book tickets visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk.

The Baby Show in association with Prima Baby and sponsored by Fisher-Price is an exciting event filled with the latest and greatest products in food & feeding, pushchairs, nappies & wipes, toys, clothing, furniture, car seats and carriers, from major brands.

Parents who come to The Baby Show will also find substantial offers and savings that cannot be found elsewhere.

Melanie Hall, Show Manager states: “The Baby Show is the destination for expectant and new parents. It is a fantastic day out; offering first class information, a chance to talk to like-minded mums and see the UK’s best baby brands all in one place. Our aim is for each parent to come away feeling happy, informed and confident in what they have chosen.

Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price will have the best available toys on display, ensuring that parents and parents-to-be will find something that’s ideal for little ones at every age.

Prima Baby
Prima Baby at stand N15 are giving visitors a free goody bag when two issues of Prima Baby magazines are purchased for just £2 (RRP £2.80 per magazine).

Face of the Show
The show sees the welcome return of the hugely popular Face of The Baby Show which offers parents the chance to enter their baby in the competition to find the face of The Baby Show and have the chance to be part of the 2013 marketing campaign. Hosted by Bumpkins (formally Sonam studios) each child will be photographed, capturing the very best images to be entered into the competition. What’s more, all parents will be given a free copy of the photograph of their child to take home from the photo experts at Bumpkins.

Me Time
For those looking for a relaxing and tranquil day out knowing your little one is cared for, the Fisher-Price crèche provides the perfect place and the safest hands in which to leave your children, where they can enjoy the latest toys for free and be supervised by fully trained and professional carers. The show is geared to making visitors lives easier and offers a home delivery service as well as the Emma’s Diary FREE shopping drop-off and collect by car service. There’s also the Emma’s Diary Mums meeting point, a fabulous arena to meet other new and expectant mums for a well-earned cuppa! The Pregnacare Juice bar will be serving fresh juices and smoothies across all three days to quench those shopping thirsts and give visitors a chance for a refreshing break. Superdrug are also at The Baby Show, be sure to stop by the Beauty Booth and take advantage of some great show discounts.

Free at the café!
Plum Baby’s under 1’s Cafe, will be serving little ones a sample of free baby food from 9.30am -5.00pm every day, as well as offering exclusive show offers on the Plum range.

The main stage
Not only a shopper’s dream, but The Baby Show is an event filled with expert advice from information including talks on breastfeeding by Clare Byam-Cook, sleep with Jo Tantum and first aid talks from The British Red Cross.

New Brands
New brands showcasing at the event this time include:-

Partners Labour of Love – A brand new app to assist pregnant women in the build up to birth

My Beauty Bundle – Perfect gift for pregnant women or new mums

BabyDam – Has changed bath time for good

SnuggleBundl – Innovative approach to lifting your baby

Laboraide by Opro – A product to assist in pain-free birth

Baby Mum-Mum – Food snack for babies, big American brand – new to the UK this year

Waterbaby – New bottled water containing Folic Acid for a healthy pregnancy – new to the market this year

The Baby Show at Birmingham NEC takes place between 18th–20th May 2012. Tickets are available in advance for just £12 each from www.thebabyshow.co.uk

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I love going to The Baby Show. I really enjoy wondering around and seeing all the different gadgets. Last year we bought Jake a swim jacket, and this year I am on the hunt for a new swaddle blanket for Zack.

I  have one pair of tickets to giveaway to a lucky reader.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave me a comment telling me what you would like to buy from The Baby Show.

For extra entries, you can do the following (one extra entry for each done):

For one extra entry, tweet the following: I want to win a pair of tickets to The Baby Show with @rozzibee http://bit.ly/KPRdWV 

For one more extra entry, go over to my facebook page and “like” it.

Leave me a comment if you have done either or both of these.

All entries must be received before 10pm on Sunday 13th May. Winner will be selected at random and contacted by me. UK entries only.

The winner, as chosen by random.org is Katrina Langley

Competition – Blackpool Tower Dungeons

I haven’t been to Blackpool for years. I went a couple of times when I was younger with my parents, and saw the illuminations and went to the pleasure beach.

Not surprising to say that some new attractions have appeared since I was last there, and there are more things to do, one of which is that they now have their own Tower Dungeon which opened on 1st September.

Personally, I think a day in the dungeons sounds like great fun, with 10 actor led shows, a drop ride and a maze of horrors to mention a few of the many Blackpool attractions. A family day out which is educational, entertaining as well as great fun.

There is no age restriction, although young children might find it a bit scary, so it’s not recommended for children under 8.  Just another five and a half years before I can take Jake!

You have the chance to win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to Blackpool Tower Dungeons.

To be in with a chance to win you must subscribe to this blog (there is a link on the right hand side to do so), and/or follow @rozzibee on Twitter.

What is the name of the Drop Ride?

Leave your answer in a comment on this post  along with a valid contact email address or Twitter ID, which will be used to contact you if you win. 
To be in with an extra chance of winning you can tweet:
Win a family ticket to Blackpool Tower Dungeons with @rozzibee http://bit.ly/tRo98i You have to be in it to win it!
 
Good Luck!
Terms and Conditions
An additional entry can be gained by tweeting as stated above.
Multiple entries will be discarded, other than the previously stated additional Twitter entry.
The prize is a family ticket to Blackpool Tower Dungeons, although it is also valid at Edinburgh, York or London.
The competition closes on Wednesday 30th November 2011 at 8pm.
The winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries.
The winner will be contacted that evening and asked to provide a postal address and contact telephone number within 48 hours or the winner will be re-drawn.
UK entrants only.
There is no cash alternative.