Monday, June 11, 2018

Gel-a-Peel & Nail-a-Peel

I'm thinking, as I finally get back into regular blogging that Mondays may be review days. I'm not going all out for reviews, my blog has, and always will remain, my journey through parenthood, SEN, adoption and fostering. The good. The bad. And definitely the downright honest ugly. But like I said last week, who can resist toys :) and I feel with the children I am with, and with my past experience, I maybe look at the reviews sightly differently.

Our Goddaughter, who is nine now, was more than willing to help me review these activities. We are, for two whole weeks, childfree. I know, right?! We just felt we needed a short break. So Orla kindly stepped in when I was asked to review Gel-a-Peel and Nail-a-Peel.
She tried the Gel-a-Peel first. Getting into the packaging was a feat, but she wanted to try to do it herself. In fact both boxes were similarly difficult. But like that would stop a nine-year-old on a mission! Her mum, Angela, said any improvements made to the box would be great!

The packaging says 8+ and Orla could definitely manage on her own, after the first attempt. Sitting with her and reading the instructions was important, otherwise I think we could have ended up with a giant splodgy mess.

I believe a picture paints a thousand words. You can see from Orla's face she really enjoyed using these and couldn't wait to make some more another day. They each retail for @£15 and I think, if you invest a small amount of time then they are value for money.

With my nursery-nurse, playwork, foster carer, mum hat on.......These are fab for encouraging 121 time. Obviously a huge plus is creativity, as long as an adult doesn't interfere when a child is creating from their own imagination. Concentration is another plus, just look at Orla's face :) You've got fine motor skills going on there, and yes I know she's nine, so why did that matter I hear you ask. Improving fine motor skills leads to better hand writing.

If you decide to treat someone, have fun!


Love to hear from you. Please leave your thoughts below. Suzanne xx