Thursday, 7 May 2015

Mixing Up The Magic with BritMums & Petits Filous


BritMums have teamed up with Petits Filous to promote their new Magic Squares. If at any time you ask Mia what she would like to eat, her answer is Yogurt all day every day so I was super excited to be able to take part in this latest linky challenge and for her to try out these new Petits Filous Magic Squares.

Mix up the magic is all about how we make play fun and imaginative. I for one, am a Pinterest adict. Mia loves nothing more than messy crafty play, which is great throughtout the winter when the weathers cold and there are lots of events to be able to mix up ideas with like Halloween, Christmas, Easter but come the Spring & Summer Mia's favorite type of play is outside.

We spent a large amount of time last year making our garden baby safe and created Mia her own little play area with her playhouse and own little park.

My favourite thing as a child was my Wendy house. I loved nothing more than being in there, creating my own little world. I had a little kitchen in there and would "cook" and play families. When her little friends come to play, they stay entertained for hours just exploring outside, playing and hiding in the playhouse, picking the flowers, digging in the mud and just being out in the fresh air. Mix in a bottle of bubbles and what could be better! It really is the simple things. (It also wears them out the most!)

Mia has always been very good at playing and is very able in amusing herself. I love listening to her talking whilst playing in her little world, her imagination going wild. This is something I am keen to encourage. I've been with children who get bored so very easily and it is because there is no interaction and imagination is lost in computers and video games.

This year, we've been preparing early by growing some flowers and fruit and vegetables together for her own little garden. She's enjoyed helping with the planting, her favourite part has been watering (herself as well as the flowers!)  Last year she loved coming strawberry picking so this year she's got her own little patch at home. She already loves to go out and check on them so I can't wait to see her face when the strawberry's start to appear. She's having fun and unknowingly learning through play.

At Mia's recent 2 and a half year development review, I was told they now advise giving a vitamin supplement particularly for vitamin D (which I already do), because we lack vitamin D in particular. Dairy products contain calcium, but not all contain vitamin D, which is necessary to help the body absorb calcium from food. The Petits Filous Magic Squares not only look and taste great but provide both calcium and vitamin D which help build strong and healthy bones.

Thank you to BritMums who provided a voucher for us to be able to try out Petits Filous Magic Squares. Mia certainly approved and chose to mix up the flavours and eat them together. She's also enjoyed them as a milkshake mixed with some milk! I love that she's enjoying something, when I know it's so good for her.

This post is an entry for the BritMums #MagicSquaresPlaydates Linky Challenge, sponsered by Petits Filous


  1. So much fun and lovely pics. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.