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From magical Aladdin afternoon teas to clever screentime play tokens, we've rounded up some of the coolest finds for parents, guaranteed to keep the kids entertained and you the right side of sane this month…

Little People Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo

In this charming book series that teaches inquisitive minds all about the female icons of our time, each story uncovers the lives of empowering, outstanding women who turned their childhood dreams into reality. This book follows Frida Kahlo, whose desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bedside and produced over 140 works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America.

Maya Angelou by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, £6.99 | Amazon
Frida Kahlo by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, £6.99 | Amazon
Coco Chanel by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, £7.99 | Amazon
Marie Curie by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, £7.93 | Amazon


Em&Lu London

Bespoke pyjama designs featuring all the things that children love. From dinosaurs to ballerinas and unicorns – kids and parents alike will love playing dress up before bed with Em&Lu’s gorgeous sleepwear collection.


Dinosaurs in the Wild

A fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy, Dinosaurs in the Wild brings the prehistoric world to life with a mix of live-action, theatre and theme park fun.

The Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London; from 10th February; tickets £26 for kids and £29.50 for adults



Garmin Vívofit Jr

The Vivofit Jr. 2 for kids is meant to be worn all day long and can track sleep, steps and minutes of activity. It’s swimproof and has a battery that’s supposed to last one year on a single charge. Not only does it track how active little ones are, it also encourages mums and dads to jump off the sofa too. Fun facts and a mobile adventure trail are unlocked as soon as they reach their daily 60-minute activity goals, and there’s also a tracker reminder feature to encourage kids to stay active, as well as a function for monitoring sleep.





Stuck for inspiration for family suppers? Pre-Pear creates clever meal plans, collects all your favourite recipes and stores them in one handy place, and connects to your online shopping app. It’s cooking made incredibly easy.




Add a touch of Scandi chic to your little one’s nursery with Scandiborn’s collection of Nordic-inspired toys, furniture and textiles





Little Cloud

Add a personal touch to your child's room with Little Cloud's collection of hand-sewn cushions, wall hangings and garlands, all finished in classic Liberty prints.



Scamp & Dude

Kids clothing with a conscience, Scamp & Dude’s adorable superhero-inspired clothing collection features everything from unisex t-shirts, sweatshirts and leggings, every item of which has its own ‘super power’ button that you can press for a little bit of extra confidence.  What’s more, for every Superhero Sleep Buddy sold, another one is donated to vulnerable children – they work with a London children’s hospital to help kids separated from their parents during their stay, as well as supporting charities Grief Encounter and Don't Forget the Kids who work with children who have either lost a parent or have parents struggling with cancer.




Constantly grappling with the kids about time spent playing on the iPad? TimeTokens is a simple – yet cunningly clever – system that helps children monitor and manage their own screentime. Kids will be given a pack with a welcome note, TimeTokens cards, Golden Ticket, Wallet, LCD timer and the all-important Promise Contract. You and your child will then come to a mutual agreement and sign the contract together. Whenever they want some screentime, they hand over TimeTokens from their wallet, and start their timer. When the timer beeps, that’s the end of their allocated session. When all the TimeTokens in their wallet are used up, no more screentime until next week when their wallet is filled up again, which leaves lots of spare time for other fun activities. Genius.


TimeTokens, £15.95



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