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Playplax and Competition

PlayPlax, the award-winning, great British toy is back – just in time for Christmas 2011!

I feel like I’ve been transported back in time as I’ve been sent some PlayPlax to review :)

This Christmas, forget games that involve hours in front of TV or computer screen or pressing electronic buttons – it’s time to get creative instead. Playplax, the iconic British game that ensures children use their own creativity and imagination is back. Designed and manufactured in England as it always was, Portobello Games has resurrected the 1960s iconic children’s toy PlayPlax, priced at £15.99 for a box.

PlayPlax is a box of 48 vibrantly coloured squares that interlock with each other, allowing children to create all manner of objects from planes to castles, towers and ships. It can be played either by yourself or with friends. No batteries, no manual, no electronic beeps or peeps.

Now MissB is a little young to really understand the wonder of PlayPlax yet, it is for aged 3+ but it hasn’t stopped me and Daddy spending hours playing with it and re-living our childhoods :) I’d forgotten just how much fun you can have with a little bit of imagination and some coloured plastic tiles. We used to have this at playschool when I was a toddler myself so it has really brought the memories flooding back :)

Why buy PlayPlax?

Research on child development and creativity has found that the best toys for children are “open-ended toys” rather than those that dictate how they are played with. These foster children’s imagination and have the potential to be different every time a child plays with them, requiring more thinking and creativity on the part of your children and allowing them to direct the play themselves.

Where to Buy?

PlayPlax is priced £15.99. It is suitable for boys and girls aged three upwards (and design-mad adults too) and is available from Amazon, independent toy shops or direct from www.portobellogames.co.uk.

Go on re-live your childhood and get some PlayPlax :)

The lovely people at PlayPlax have kindly offered a box as a competition prize to one of you lovely readers :)

How to Enter –

You can do all of the actions below or just 1 of them but please make sure you leave a separate comment for each action you take or your entries will not be valid & please make sure you leave a way of contacting you either email or twitter, Thank you x

* Leave a comment telling me you’d like to be entered

* Subscribe to my blog by email/RSS feed

* Like Me on Facebook http://facebook.com/kneesupmotherbrown (there is a link on the right sidebar!)

* Follow me on twitter @dawnie_brown

* Tweet the following “I’d like to win a set of PlayPlax from @dawnie_brown in this FAB giveaway at http://wp.me/pWTCL-KM ”

Good luck! UK entries only please. The winner will be drawn by random.org on Wednesday 9th November 2011 at 8pm x


Win a Pair of NEC Baby Show Tickets with Mamascarf

The lovely Keira from Mamascarf has offered me a pair of NEC Baby Show tickets to give away to one of my readers. She will be on stand M10 so make sure you pop by and say hello!

Mamascarf is an award winning breastfeeding scarf that not only allows mothers to breastfeed stylishly and discreetly but also provides essential support without the need for a cushion.

The Mamascarf can be worn as a scarf, or neatly folded away. It even comes complete with a hidden pocket to store your breastpad.

  • It is easy to use and won’t draw attention to you.
  • Less distraction for your baby.
  • Hides your post pregnancy tummy.
  • Covers you before and after feeding.
  • 100% cotton and machine washable at 30 degrees.
  • The perfect gift idea for someone special who is pregnant.
  • Was invented by a breastfeeding mum for other breastfeeding mums!
  • One size fits all.
  • You can still see your baby and maintain eye contact.
  • New improved soft tactile cotton.
  • Can be used to feed any age baby.
  • The textured fabric is great for disguising creases.

To enter all you need to do is the following:

Go and “like” Mamascarf’s Facebook page here then pop back and leave me a comment letting me know you’ve done it, make sure you leave me a twitter ID or email address so we can contact you if you win!

For an extra chance of winning tweet the following message and then leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done it.

“I’ve entered to win tickets for the baby show at the NEC from @mamascarf and @dawnie_brown http://wp.me/pWTCL-g0

Max 2 entries per person

Winner will be picked on Sun 1st May at 7pm.


Win a pair of tickets for The Baby Show at the NEC

This May The Baby Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC to offer must have products, free expert advice and an unrivalled shopping experience for parents and parents-to-be.

In just one day visitors can shop for everything they need from the widest range of products including all the baby brands mums love. Shopping at The Show means huge savings can be enjoyed on 1000s of must have baby and maternity products as The Baby Show offers tons of exclusive deals and unbeatable prices. What’s more, new and expectant parents can try before they buy ensuring peace of mind.

At The Show world-leading experts will be on head to offer complementary sessions giving out professional advice and tips. Breastfeeding specialist Clare Byam-Cook, nutrition expert Annabel Karmel and the British Red Cross will all be on hand to dish out their professional expertise. Plus, Next will be offering maternity wear consultations to ensure all mummies stay yummy before, during and after pregnancy. The Baby Show is great day out for all the family.

Last year I went to The Baby Show at the NEC with my sister and we had a great time, this year we are also planning on going as between us we’ve had another 2 babies since then! The Baby Show have asked me to write a guest post for their blog on life with two small children and you can read it here The Baby Show Blog . They are going to give away a pair of tickets to one person who comments on the post so pop on over there and leave a comment giving me some advice or even just offering me some sympathy ;) The winner will be selected from all comments on my guest post on Weds 20th April at 8am so hurry as you’ve only got 24 hours to enter!!


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