19 September 2013

In The Night Garden Magic Mirror

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When KD UK got in touch with us and asked if we wanted to be part of their Mumbassadors programme, I was so excited. Our tasks, as part of the role is to write about their products and show how they have functioned for us. We have, over the years, bought loads of children's toys from the KD UK range (formerly known as Inspiration Works) and the boys love so many of the characters that they make toys for. 

We have received the In the Night Garden Magic Mirror for our first review which is suitable for children over 18 month old. It looks a little like a children's laptop and is bright and boldly coloured. Opening up the flip lid, it has a mirror and some little buttons. I was a bit confused as to why it has a mirror at first but it all became apparent as Charlie started to play with it.

The way it works is that you press the buttons of each character and the corresponding character will shine up on the mirror like 'magic' hence the name Magic Mirror. 


Not only that but as your child gets older and starts to be able to relate what the toy is asking to what they can see on the pictures, you can start to go through fun questions and try to get them right. This can be by using the pictures in the mirror or the numbers and colours on the buttons. 

KD UK say:
With this Magical Mirror your baby will discover colours, quantities and enjoy all of the characters original songs and lights. Images will magically appear alongside your little one's reflection in the mirror. Featuring the sounds of IgglePiggle, Macca Pacca, Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos!

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I like the fact that the In The Night Garden Magic Mirror is fun and colourful but also educational which is always a great trait for a toy to have. The fact that you can learn as you play means that it is helping a child to develop and grow.

Both, Thomas and Charlie have enjoyed trying this toy out and even the usual rough play and throwing in temper tantrums haven't caused any problems with they toy. It is very robust which is definitely important in young children's toys. 

Seeing the eyes of your child light up as the different character magically appear along side them in the mirror is a truly beautiful moment to see as at that moment, they believe in the magic of the toy. 

You can find more about the In the Night Garden  and the Magic Mirror on the KD UK website

9 comments:

  1. This looks fab,my driends little by loves Night Garden,actually thinking about getting it for him for Christmas

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  2. my daughters favourite things, in the night garden and admiring herself in the mirror :) sounds great

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  3. this is great, my daughter would love this

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  4. My Great-Niece loves the programme. Any competitions for ITNG goodies, I only have to ask my Niece(30) and she can tell me the answer to the question right away lol

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  5. this looks fantastic for younger kids mine would have loved it.anything in the night garden is surely going to be a big hit

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  6. Ooh looks good :) my LG loves a bit of In the Night Garden! Xx

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  7. This looks like a lovely little toy - my daughter adores In the Night Garden! Have you heard there's a new In the Night Garden playtime app out? I downloaded it for my daughter yesterday and it's ideal for her to play without little guidance as it's aimed at pre-school age children. She enjoy the Makka Pakka face-wash game the most. If you're interested, there's a trailer and more information here - http://p2games.co.uk/in-the-night-garden-ios/?w=1280

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