Keep going until the bottom – there’s a fantastic giveaway
Okay it isn’t really Christmas, in fact it’s 26 degrees outside and a beautiful summer’s day, but for The Boy it has felt like Christmas here over the last few weeks….
Being the youngest and only male child, my mild-mannered boy often gets overlooked. People regularly comment on how quiet he is but to be honest, with two sisters in the house, I reckon he just can’t be bothered to fight for air time! So when we were offered two items to review, that were clearly aimed at boys, I jumped at the chance.
He might be quiet but my boy is a joker. For months on end, the only book he would reach for at bedtime was Harry Hill’s Joke book – I reckon he knew that book off by heart! So when we were offered some respite from Harry Hill’s witticisms, in favour of Mr Bean’s, The Boy and I were more than happy to oblige.
As you’d expect, this book is pretty much full of school boy humour, exactly the kind of thing that any 8 year old boy loves and most 41 year old mummies don’t…..but who are we trying to win over here?! This book would make a perfect stocking filler and is great value for money at £4.99, available from Presents for Men
The Boy is also very interested in anything science related (definitely his father’s son!) so the Electro-Dough Kit supplied to us by Make Things Do Stuff
was right up his street. Sadly it wasn’t even vaguely up mine, so I passed the task of working out how to do it, over to his I-Have-A-Physics-Degree father. Good thinking huh?
The Electro Dough Kit ‘promises to take a hands on approach to discovering the possibilities of using electronics and programming in creating physical objects
‘. The idea behind the Electro Dough Kit is a good one, appealing to a child’s sense of fun (it includes shape cutters to make the dough into interesting shapes) but definitely requires adult supervision (and a pretty scientific one at that – it was way beyond my capabilities!).
There is a small amount of mixing and weighing involved (for the dough) but this is all part of the process and makes it even more fun!
Having said that, The Teenager (who has also inherited the scientific gene) quickly worked out how to do it and the two of them really enjoyed making the circuits, especially activating the miniature buzzer and lighting up the small LED bulbs that are included in the kit (that’s the extent of my scientific knowledge I’m afraid!).
I can highly recommend this product for any 7-12 year old child with an inquisitive mind. It is available to purchase from Technology Will Save Us
But Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without giving away something too, so without further ado here is today’s giveaway on the blog:
This personalised gardening set comes courtesy of Goodheart Gifts
who provide presents for a wide range of occasions such as birthdays, christenings and anniversaries. This set normally retails at £19.99 and I think you will agree that it would make a great gift for any girl or boy (colour and personalisation to suit).
If you have a recipient in mind, just leave a comment telling me who you would give it to and why. Then complete the Rafflecopter below – couldn’t be simpler! Competition will close next Friday – 13/9/13.
Disclaimer: I received one Electro Dough Kit and one Mr Bean’s Joke Book
for the purpose of this review
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Entrants must be over 18
- Only open to UK residents
- A blog comment must be left in order for the competition entry to be valid
- A Kids Gardening Set will be sent direct to the winner from Goodheart Gifts. No alternative options are available.
- The winner must respond within 7 days
- Competition closes at midnight on 13/9/13.