Do you have Netflix? If you do you need to check out this brilliant show. My 5 and almost 2 year old have fallen in love with it and if I’m honest, so have I. Beat Bugs are 5 bugs Crick, Jay, Buzz, Kumi and Walter they live in an overgrown backyard and enjoy fun, music, and adventure. Together with their friends from around the back yard, they+ explore, invent, have fun, and sing. They do often get into mischief, but always get by with courage, creativity and a little help from their friends. And if all that wasn’t enough t pull you in, all the songs they sing are Beatles songs! I grew up listening to The Beatles so it’s definitely a bonus for me. With many children’s shows now, honestly they can be a bit annoying at times (you know the ones) but I actually enjoy watching this one. I love when I sing along to the songs and the kids are amazed that I know all the words before them.
Beat Bugs is shown on Netflix so if you don’t have it yet, what are you waiting for? I you’d like a taster of them, you can find them over here.
As with all good shows, you can also buy merchandise. Beat Bugs is no exception and has some amazing toys which are exclusive to Tesco in the UK. I can say that I know many of these will be on my children’s letter to Santa.
We were sent
A singing Glowie – £14.99
Baz Figure – £5.99
Crick toys to life Figure -£29.99
The Crick toy to life is my it favourite of them all. Here’s a little video to show you what it does…
Cool huh? I, I mean the kids would love all five characters now.
*We were given the toys for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are my own and honest.
I’m writing this is the hope I can help a few people. All of these I do myself and it helps us to have a great Christmas without the stress of no money come January.
I hate when people moan about the shops selling Christmas things in September because you may see it as being too early but sadly not everyone can afford to just get everything in Nov/Dec!
So here are my top tips to help save you money. Basically my biggest tip is to start in January. Here’s why…
- Buy presents in the January sales. Not all the presents you need, just a few. Write down in a notepad or diary a list of who you have to buy for and then you can mark them off as you buy so no over buying.
- Buy items in the summer sales too. Again follow your list so you don’t get items you don’t need.
- Start collecting supermarket saving stamps (I usually buy CO-OP’s) you can buy all your Christmas food with these.
- Start collecting points on your certain cards (I collect Boots points and Tesco Clubcard points) and use them in Oct/Nov/Dec for presents/food/wrap
- As soon as the shops start selling Christmas sweets, buy 1/2 items a week/month you will have plenty by the time Dec arrives
On the 29th September we were invited to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to meet Ben Faulks (a.k.a Mr Bloom) to be one of the first to hear the new song ‘The Healthy Eating Song’ written by Ben Faulks and Richie Webb for the EYN Partnership.
Nurturing their growing understanding of food
Sadly, one in five children in the UK start school overweight or obese*. By encouraging healthy food and eating habits early on, we can encourage and steer children towards the right behaviours, setting them up for healthier futures.
*Health and Social Care Information Centre. National Child Measurement Programme – England, 2014-15 report. Available at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19109.
The Early Years Nutrition Partnership (EYN Partnership) is working to improve the future health outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutrition practice in early years settings.
Unique and central to EYN Partnership is the provision of tailored ‘hands-on’ help for early years settings, delivered by a network of nutrition professionals (Registered Nutritionists and Dietitians) with experience in the early years. The EYN Partnership nutrition professionals will work alongside settings to improve their nutrition practice, supporting them on their journey.
EYN Partnership resources have been developed using the expertise of the British Nutrition Foundation and the Pre-school Learning Alliance with guidance from the EYN Partnership Expert Panel.
Our aim is to provide parents and carers of children under five with access to hands-on help from a nutrition professional. This will be through their early years setting, or through reliable, evidence-based information and tools available online.
More info can be found Here
We had such a lovely few hours there and Ben Faulks is one of the nicest people and the song is actually very catchy!
You can check out the song here or if you would like a copy on CD, I have two copies to giveaway. All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
Happy Halloween from all of us at Teen Tween Toddler 🙂
Today we’re going to have a small party at home. We’re going to put a few decorations up, have party food and have some music playing. It will only last a couple of hours while we answer the door to trick or treaters (we’re not going out ourselves) and then we we will watch a family Halloween film before heading to bed 🙂
What are your plan’s?
I have a giveaway to win a family ticket for the first showing on the 11th November 🙂 Just enter the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!