The Elves in the North Pole receive a child's letter to their Tooth Fairy by mistake but forward the note on to Fairyland...
Christmas Letters, International Elf Service, Tooth Fairy

A Letter To The Tooth Fairy Ends Up In The North Pole By Mistake…

Somehow our son’s letter to his Tooth Fairy ended up in the Elves’ Workshop in the North Pole, before the Tooth Fairy even had a chance to come and visit him! He was of course, totally unaware of these unusual goings on and we didn’t discover what had ACTUALLY happened until the morning. Thundering into our […]

One of Father Christmas' reindeer up in Lapland the North Pole!
Birthday Letters, International Elf Service

Elfie’s Birthday Letters – Unavailable During May!

If your children or small friends have a birthday in May, please buy your  Elfie’s Birthday Letters  this week, (or now before you forget), as the shop will be closed for the month of May! If you haven’t come across Elfie’s Birthday Letters yet, Elfie and the other elves occasionally hear about children’s birthdays via their Magical […]

Playmags: fantastic for imaginative construction & play
Hand Eye Co-ordination, International Elf Service, Products

Playmags: Amazing Magnetic Construction Toy

We’re very big on unisex toys that span the ages and really encourage the kids to use their imaginations, and Playmags tick all our boxes! They’re very similar to Magnatiles, but when I was looking, Playmags were cheaper. Everyone in our family loves them and even I, at the grand old age of 112, enjoy […]

The Benefits of Makaton as a language system to facilitate communication, speech & language Photo by Catherine Anne Gilmour
Down Syndrome, Health, International Elf Service

The Benefits of Learning Makaton – by Becky Lyddon

Photo: ‘Hello’ by Catherine Anne Gilmour In society most communication is recognised through speaking to others. However, some people may have difficulty with using speech and they will need to use different ways to communicate. Makaton is a language development programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate. Today over 100,000 children and adults […]

Home Roasted Chickpeas - Healthy Protein Snack
Free From Recipes, International Elf Service

Home Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Our kids munch away on these home roasted chickpeas very happily and they’re a brilliant and nutritious high fibre snack.  Roasted chickpeas really are so simple to make and with just 2-3 ingredients, depending on whether you want to add any flavours at all, they couldn’t be simpler.  Plus they’re very transportable. Chickpeas have many possible […]

Personalised Books To Aid Reading: love2read, A Review
Down Syndrome, International Elf Service, Products, Theatre & Book Reviews

Personalised Books To Aid Reading – from ‘love2read’

As most of you know, our youngest child has Down’s Syndrome. He’s four, he’s very funny, he started mainstream reception this year and, like many children with Down’s Syndrome, he has some developmental delays. Children with Down’s Syndrome are strong visual learners and research has shown they find it easier to learn if they’re shown […]