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Lets Talk Christmas and getting organised

Lets Talk Christmas and getting organised

Hello hello hello  Lisa here dropping in to talk to you about Christmas so have your children written their Christmas list already or have you no idea what they would like? Lola is now watching all the new stock coming in and she is telling me what she would like to go on her Christmas list. Having three children I need to be organised. I set a budget for each child and I stick to it. I make sure this budget is realistic and affordable, so it's within our capabilities and its not over stretching us. I've had way too...

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Why we stock traditional wooden toys without the plastic Tatt

Why we stock traditional wooden toys without the plastic Tatt

Have you ever wondered why I decided not to stock mainstream toys, plastic or battery toys?  Most people jump on the next craze in order to make a quick buck but I decided that this was not going to happen in The Magic Box. I wanted quality toys that were different from the mainstream, toys that spark imagination and play. Traditional wooden toys that last and offer play value, magical toys that make you want to play again and again and take you on a magical journey. Yes I could be just like Toys R us but look what happened...

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Does your child play independently ?

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Does your child play independently ?

We all know how important it is to play with your child but it is also important for your child to learn how to play independently not only will this allow you snippets of time to cook dinner, clean the house or just read a magazine for 10 minutes with a well deserved cuppa but it also teaches your child independence and creativity.  Lola very rarely plays by herself and I have been looking at ways to encourage her to play more independently, I am a mum of three and I work full time while still trying to keep the...

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Surviving the summer holidays

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Surviving the summer holidays

  Summer holidays love them or hate them  Does the idea of the holidays lumming fill you with dread or are you looking forward to the freedom of no school runs and lazy summer days? What do you remember of your school holidays, my memories are made up of the Enid Blyton books The famous Five going on adventures and having picnics. I loved to read and this was my time to dive right in and fill my head with stories.  Now the summer holidays are very different for me, I have three children to find childcare for and plan...

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