Exploring adventures and styles for kids without the girl/boy stereotypes.

Monster madness magnetic toys

Tegu Magnet Monster Toys on Charlie and the Pirates

Half-term monster madness is over… no more cancelled flights, late nights for little people followed by sleepy mornings and crazy paddling pool play dates. We have five or six weeks left of the summer term and then it happens all over again for summer. Until then it is head down and work for me! This […]

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Mamma Couture delivers us a STEM doll

mamma couture stem dolls charlie and the pirates

I am busy cramming in as much work as possible before school breaks up for summer at the end of the week… but I have had time to do a post on the fantastic STEM dolls by Mamma Couture.   I often think it would be nice to have a relaxed hobby when I have a relatively […]

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Exploring Whizz Pop Bang

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I am not normally a kids’ magazine fan, mainly because the ones’ my kids choose have a lot of plastic tat attached to them. This inevitably leads to tears as pieces get broken, lost, or stolen by their sibling!! But when I was given a copy of Whizz Pop Bang I was intrigued. It really […]

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Dr Seuss for World Book Day

Dr Seuss What Pet Should I get

As it is World Book Day, I thought Charlie and the Pirates should add a book related post and which better author to focus on that Dr Seuss. What Pet Should I Get? has been a recent addition and a big hit on board our pirate ship. When can we get a pet, or can […]

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Encouraging engineers with LittleBits

LittleBits toys is high up on my wish list after reading an interview with its inspiring founder, Ayah Bdeir, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a LittleBits set. I know the eldest Charlie and the Pirates would be eager to give it a whirl and make something (she is fixed on being […]

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Toy ideas: Instant hits versus play gems

At Christmas, Santa delivered a handsome sack of toys to our house and looking back at all that my little pirates received it’s interesting to see a common thread giving me some toy ideas. There are the toys that provide an instant smile, they usually make a lot of noise, are a bright colour and […]

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Pirate Stocking Fillers

At Charlie and the Pirates we love anything pirates (as you know!) so I wanted to share a top 10 list of pirate inspired stocking fillers. Everyone loves a novelty plaster and the Rex Pirate plasters don’t disappoint. They come in a super cute box although a girl pirate would be nice too. £3.50 Pop Up […]

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I Love Gorgeous Advent Gifts

I have just come across this amazing I Love Gorgeous advent calendar. If your inboxes are anything like mine in the last week you will have been bombarded with offers, but this one is a goodie. The team has joined forces with illustrator Claire Coles to create this striking advent calendar giving us a unique offer […]

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My Sister Mabel’s Amazing Super Hero Dresses

I came across My Sister Mabel on Instagram and was instantly captivated by the eye catching, fierce and fun dresses. The designs include everything Charlie and the Pirates love including Spiderman, Star Wars as well as football prints. We cannot wait to get our hands on a couple! A mum called Tracy who lives in […]

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Space Gift Tip

Charlie and the Pirates wanted to share with you a great Christmas present tip for active boys and girls – anything to do with space! Our two favourites are: The Melissa & Doug Astronaut suit, £19.99 A colour in Spaceship Play house, £14.99

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