There are so many parenting-help books out there to choose from, it can be daunting. Here we have tried to help you narrow down the search by reviewing the books we believe to be the most helpful for every stage of parenthood: from the baby stage and all the way through the teenage years. We hope you find it useful. Kate xRead More
We've put the two leading brands of Magnetic Tiles to the test in a Five Little Stars' play date! Young children love building and creating with these fantastic tiles while at the same learning maths and science skills. But which brand to buy?Read More
My phone battery is rarely above 30% and that's pretty much how I feel inside myself most days! These three simple products have made a big a difference to my life. Why didn't I think of them sooner ? x AlisonRead More
Making and playing in "Dens" are an important part of a child's development...and they are so much fun! I have reviewed the Great Little Trading Company's top quality TeePee's, because I think they would make a great addition to any home. Kate xRead More
Here at Five Little Stars, we believe that music should be expressive, it should be noisy, but most of all it should be fun! We've teamed up and put together this list of our favourite little instruments for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Alison & Kate xRead More
My 3-year-old had become slightly obsessed with the idea of a real looking baby piano after she saw one at a friend's house. But was it silly to spend so much on a toy? In the end we went for it and this is my review of the Ts-ideen children's grand piano...Alison xRead More
What musical instrument to buy for my nearly 3 year old, that would last many years and hopefully inspire a passion for music? A drum kit! Are we a little bit crazy?! Well, we have had it a few weeks now, there are no regrets and I highly recommend it. Kate xRead More
Have you been thinking about having a family photo shoot done? Don't hesitate - capture this moment in time forever, and have some fun whilst you are doing it.
And if you are in Paris, or visiting Paris - we heartily recommend Elizabeth Linder Photography.
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Here is my review of a beautiful Christmas book with a delightfully refreshing little story that we were kindly sent by the author. Merry Christmas, Kate xRead More
Check out my review of our gorgeous wooden baby walker, with added musical instruments and shape sorter...Kate xRead More
Buying First Chrstmas presents for a new baby is challenging because, well, they can't really do much! Don't waste your money buying useless things - we've got it covered. Check out our list of excellent first toys for babies...Read More
This is a comprehensive list of the essentials, and some “nice to haves”, for your new baby. We hope this serves as a useful shopping list for you, or provides some inspiration as a practical gift list for others. Kate xRead More
Learn more about the little planks that have become a staple in European homes for decades. But these aren't just any blocks.
When they're not babies anymore but not fully grown toddlers either, here's our top ten list of toys for two year olds (probably the hardest "baby" age to buy for). Alison & Kate xRead More
Why I decided to ditch the car and buy a family cargo bike for the school run. Find out which one I chose... Alison xRead More