Plus-Plus Mini Construction Set Review by the International Elf Service
Christmas, Crafts/Activities, Hand Eye Co-ordination, International Elf Service, Products

Brilliant For Fine Motor Skills – ‘Plus-Plus’: An Interlocking Construction Toy

I’m always on the look out for toys and games that rely heavily on a child’s imagination, and don’t dictate play.  A friend gave a pack of these Plus-Plus pieces to our youngest for his birthday and I can’t tell you how much we all love them.  As an Osteopath, I’m always noticing how various […]

Elfie's Christmas Letters. A Unique Christmas Tradition For The Whole Family. Inspire the kids to read with this unique advent calendar and spark their imaginations!
Christmas, Christmas Letters, International Elf Service

WIN Elfie’s Christmas Letters 2016 – Bursting With Christmas Magic!

It’s only August but soon we’ll all be back from our holidays and the kids will be back at school, which is when the International Elf Service starts to get really busy.  The Magical Wind Machine is being oiled and serviced as I type, ready for when all the letters to Father Christmas start to whoosh in!  This year’s set […]

A Visit To The Christmas Shop In Selfridges In London!
Christmas, International Elf Service

The Christmas Shop In Selfridges, Is Open!

It’s only August, but Christmas has arrived on the 4th floor of Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street!  This urban Winter Wonderland is supposedly the earliest opening Department Store Christmas Shop in Europe, largely to satisfy the demand from foreign tourists.  It boasts over 50,000 decorations on display, with more expansion planned in the Autumn, and I had […]

Doing story time with the kids when you can't be there!
Crafts/Activities, International Elf Service, Parenting

Doing Story Time With Your Kids…When You Can’t Be There

*You can hear me chatting about this live over on Facebook: HERE :).  Either you can do it for your kids, or they can do it for themselves or each other! We’ve all cuddled up for story time with our kids and enjoyed the closeness of quiet time together.  Reading together is one of the most precious […]

How to turn old joggers into shorts without measuring or sewing!
Crafts/Activities, International Elf Service

How To Turn Old Joggers Into Shorts, Without Measuring or Sewing!

Joggers don’t last so long in this house – our active, almost eight year old, can fly through the knees in a couple of weeks.  So, rather than put them in the fabric recycling centre, I turn them into cool sporty shorts.  So easy, so quick, and no measuring or sewing involved!  The beauty of […]