Summer Essentials 2015
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- Published on Saturday, 06 June 2015 19:10
- Last Updated on 22 June 2015
- Monica Costa
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The mornings are getting lighter, and we all know what that means – the holidays are coming! For many parents the idea of long journeys makes their heart sink: and even when you arrive, it can be difficult to encourage children to engage with holiday activities. It is enough to convince someone that perhaps a staycation is a better option.
But London Mums know that travelling doesn’t have to be boring, and can actually be a wonderful time for your child’s imagination to let loose! Whether you are travelling with kids or stay in London this Summer, you should treat yourselves to these cool Summer Essentials. Here are some of our best buys.
Sainsbury’s sells a luggage range in the Constellation collection. London Mums’ favourite one is this blue and white striped cabin bag that is just perfect and light for kids to carry around and start taking ownership for their own bags. RRP £39.99
Splash action camera by Kitvision
Great waterproof camera for high resolution images and full HD 1080p videos.
My Doodles watches
These cool animal shaped watches are suitable for children over 4 years.
All these child friendly Summer Essentials London Mums have found this year are so cute that many teenagers and students have found themselves unable to resist, and it is easy to see why. The clever designs are based around characters, such as an alien, a monkey, a bee, and our personal favourite, an owl.
My Doodles Children’s Robot Backpack RRP £14.99
You can keep the fun going wherever you are and wherever you are going with this playful backpack. The cushioned front is ideal for delicate items, and the adjustable straps mean your child can wear it as a backpack or over their body like a satchel.
My Doodles Character 85 dB Limiting Headphones (Owl, Football, Penguin, Alien, Ladybird, Monkey) RRP £15.00
Nothing keeps little ones happier than listening to their tunes or relaxing to an audio book, and these headphones are a lifesaver for parents. By limiting the volume to 85 dB, you can protect your little one’s ears whilst they enjoy listening.
My Doodles Travel Pillow (Bee, Owl, Monkey) RRP £10.00
Keep your little ones happy when travelling with these fun travel pillows. The flexible design provides extra support for your child’s neck, and not only are they available in three different fun designs, but your child will arrive refreshed and ready for any adventure!
I love the Swing Radio by KitSound for its retro look inspired by the 1920s style with a modern twist and for being so light (only 630 gr) – ideal to take with you on holiday. So I will tune into my favourite radio stations and wake up to the sounds of great music thanks to its alarm clock setting. The multi function control panel with sleep and snooze options is great to relax in bed for as long as possible. The practical carry handle and the option to be mains or battery powered makes the Swing Radio portable and convenient. Whether you’re cooking in your kitchen or enjoying a picnic in the park, the Swing is the ideal radio for accompany you to make every moment musical. KitSound products are available in most high street and online retailers, like Amazon. RRP £36.00
Our favourite travel game this Summer must be LA COUR DU ROI – CHESS set sold online by Molly & The Wolf, the online shopping destination that offers a curated selection of unique and fun children’s toys, gifts and clothes. In my son’s school they have introduced chess as an activity and also added a chess club similarly to Spain where chess has been added to the national curriculum in schools to instil concentration in schoolchildren, and improve memory and strategic capacity.
The reason we love this particular chess kit is that it is quirky, it involves a bit of art & craft and is extremely portable. This set is particularly fun because the children would need to spend the first fifteen minutes creating the chess men using the counters and stickers provided.
We also love it because it is an excellent eco toy that comes with Organic Cotton Bag that doubles up as the game board, 32 wooden pieces made of certified PEFC wood and 32 stickers printed on eco-friendly Imprim’Vert labels’. RRP £20.00
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums