LEGO City Mining sets – Representation Matters

Smyths Toys sent us these 4 LEGO City Mining sets to review. They’re exclusive to the store, and came in very handy keeping us occupied on the recent snow day! Continue reading LEGO City Mining sets – Representation Matters

LEGO: We need to talk about your Trinity of ‘strong female characters’

To counter the passive princesses often targeted at girls, it’s been a regular parenting pastime of mine to seek out stories with female characters who subvert this stereotype.

Fitting neatly into this are the LEGO movies, which have given us a succession of kick-ass women. Unfortunately – while these characters are proactive and engaging – none of the movies are about them. Continue reading LEGO: We need to talk about your Trinity of ‘strong female characters’

EDF Energy using Star Wars to encourage girls into STEM

Like many a Star War parent, I’ve been keen to get my child into all things involving the galaxy far, far away from an early age. But beyond simple nostalgia and wanting to share a part of my childhood that brought me joy – there is a another motivation. Continue reading EDF Energy using Star Wars to encourage girls into STEM

DC Super Hero Girls toddler dolls review

These DC Super Hero Girls toddler dolls are the latest addition to the growing line of toys aimed at girls. How do they compare with the other toys available as part of the brand? Continue reading DC Super Hero Girls toddler dolls review

Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi age rating stop you taking your kid to see it?

There is a great disturbance in the force. The Star Wars The Last Jedi rating is 12 in the UK, PG-13 in the US. Does this mean that Star Wars Episode VIII is not suitable for young kids?

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