‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ giveaway

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Mar 192019

If you were to take a peek in family homes across Australia you will be hard pressed to find a book shelf without a copy of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on it. For years this lovely picture book has been read, sung and played out in living rooms and libraries, bedrooms and cubby houses and many of us have our own special Bear Hunt memories. This year marks the 30th anniversary of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and that’s a special milestone that should not go unnoticed:

To celebrate the big 30 in style Walker Books has organised the ultimate ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ competition for book loving families. Grab your phone/camera and share an image or video of you and your family sharing We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #happybirthdaybearhunt and share what you think makes We’re Going on a Bear Hunt special.

The winning family, as chosen by Walker Books Australia, will score an entire year of story times, that is 52 books handpicked for your family! Entries close March 31, 2019, check out the competition details here.

To find out more about Walker Book and to take a closer look at We’re Going on a Bear Hunt visit www.walkerbooks.com.au.

Thanks to our lovely friends at Walker Books two lucky Hip Little One readers will win a gorgeous ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ prize pack containing a copy of the book, a tote bag, an adorable ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ plush bear (not dangerous!) and a cute bear ear headband. For your chance to take home this beary cool stash hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter.

Dinosaur Roar! giveaway

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Feb 012019

Pan Macmillan Australia

For the last 25 years Dinosaur Roar! has been printed and reprinted over and over again, entertaining young dinosaur enthusiasts from all over the world with its catchy rhyme and gorgeous artwork. To mark this special milestone in style Pan Macmillan has released a celebratory edition of Henrietta and Paul Stickland’s dino classic and we’ve got three to give away:

From spiky and lumpy dinosaurs to sweet and grumpy ones, from clean and slimy giants to fat and tiny ones, Dinosaur Roar! 25th Anniversary Edition (RRP $14.99) has got them all! It will take only a few reads for your preschooler to learn the rhyme, allowing them to read along and predict what’s coming which makes reading so much more fun.

As a special treat for little dino fans this anniversary edition comes with a complimentary pull-out poster in the back of the book. You can hang it up on your bedroom door, a wardrobe or your playroom wall to read the story and look at all the different dinosaur characters as often as you like.

Did you know that all Dinosaur Roar books are endorsed by the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum in London? This mean they are not only fun to read but educational too, treating your little bookworm to a host of interesting facts about each of these amazing dinosaurs.

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘The World of Dinosaur Roar!’ and to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Dinosaur Roar! 25th Anniversary Edition (RRP $14.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Jul 252017

If only we could all wear pyjamas all day long! Can you believe it has been twenty-five years since these two adventurous bananas in their signature striped pyjamas first made their way down the stairs and into the hearts of fans all over the globe? ABC is celebrating this big Bananas in Pyjamas milestone in style with some banana-tastic new releases:

There is no shortage of laughs, giggles and silly banana mishaps with the new ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’ 25th Anniversary Collection (4 DVD, RRP $24.99). Together with the Teddies, Rat-in-a-Hat and a bunch of other Cuddlestown friends, banana twins B1 and B2 deliver all the goods in more than 35 great episodes spread out across 4 DVDs. This excellent value bumper box is the ultimate collectors item for your little Bananas in Pyjamas fan.

Whether it’s at home or on the go, if you can’t get enough of B1 and B2 the awesome ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’ 25 Years – 50 Best Songs (2 CD, RRP $12.99) album is the perfect treat for you. Filled with all the catchy tunes and favourite songs you know from the Bananas in Pyjamas TV shows there is plenty of sing-along fun to be had. Combining familiar tracks and well-known nursery rhymes with some you are yet to hear for the first time, this 2CD collection will be enjoyed by all.

Other exciting products in the ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’ 25th Anniversary Collection include a limited edition Bananas in Pyjamas Australia Post stamp, a range of Jasnor plush toys and a gorgeous pyjama range for the whole family. Products are now available at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABC for Kids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your Bananas in Pyjamas favourites visit the ABC Shop online.

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Oct 252016


Did you know it is just two months until Christmas Day? As much as I love a beautiful Christmas tree with sparkling lights, the sound of carols playing and a delicious Christmas dinner, for me the festive season is all about the true meaning of Christmas and time spent with family. I just love that time of the year: With the kids home from school, Hip Daddy off work and family and friends dropping by the focus is on family fun.


As a child I always liked a good family game and I am now passing this love on to our own children, over the last few years we have gathered quite a collection of family (board)games that has provided many hours of entertainment in our household. Especially the youngest family members are always up for a game of Twister, we call it entertainment and exercise in one!

twister-gameKnown around the globe as the Hasbro game that is just as much fun to play as it is to watch, this year family favourite Twister is celebrating 50 years of tricky turns, magnificent moves and impossible knots. Like any good birthday celebration there is a great surprise in store for the party guests, get ready to be challenged with two exciting new moves in the brand new Twister game.

twister-matThe new Twister (RRP $39.95) proves that the sky is the limit with Air being added to the spinner. Players will now be stretched even further than the coloured dots on the Twister mat as they reach their hand or foot up in the air. If you’ve always wanted to make up your own game rules you’ll love landing on Spinner’s Choice, use your imagination to invent a tricky move for your opponent and you could be the last player standing. Will you be crowned the king of #TWISTER50?

To find out more about Hasbro, to take a closer look at the new Twister and to locate a stockist near you visit www.hasbro.com.

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Aug 182016

Play School

Well it looks like we are not the only ones who are in birthday mode at the moment, it’s also party time for Australia’s favourite ABC Kids show Play School which is celebrating the big 5-0 this year. The past half century Play School has treated Aussie families to many special and silly, happy and hilarious moments and they’re still going strong. What is your most memorable Play School moment?

To mark this big milestone in style ABC Kids has released an awesome star-studded ‘Famous Friends’ DVD and album that will make fans of all ages fall in love with Play School all over again.

Play School DVDThe Play School Famous Friends DVD celebrates 50 years of Play School with 29 mini-episodes from the much talked-about ABC Kids ‘Celebrity Covers’ series. Over the course of almost two hours a stellar cast of well-known Australian personalities will turn Play School presenter and invite you to sing, dance, read and play along from your living room. Are you ready for a Play School party?

Play School CDYou can even sing along to Play School on-the-go with the Famous Friends album (2CD or digital download), featuring 28 terrific tracks by a range of Australian celebrities. As a special gift the album also contains three exclusive bonus tracks, a triple treat brought to you by the coolest DJs of the triple j Remix Competition who have put the Play School Theme Song in a trendy new jacket.

With super stars and famous faces like Missy Higgins, Guy Sebastian, Molly Meldrum, Emma Wiggle, Kate Miller-Heike, Kate Ceberano and many more joining in Play School’s 50th birthday celebrations the Famous Friends DVD and album are sure to be a hit.

The Play School ‘Famous Friends’ DVD and album are now available for digital download, at ABC stores across Australia and online in the ABC Shop.

Play School Party

Hip Tip: Do you have a little Play School fan at home? Make his/her next birthday unforgettable with this fantastic Play School Party Pack, it’s filled a whole heap of gorgeous #PlaySchool50 printables and you can download it for FREE. I just love the loot bag tags, too cute!

To find out more about ABCKids, to locate an ABC store near you or to order your favourite ABC Kids products online visit www.abc.net.au.

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20% off Klorofil Magic Tree House

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Jun 142016

Vintage & Nostalgia Co.

One of the things I love about going back to The Netherlands is being able to show the kids where I used to live, where I went to school and what toys I used to play with. My lovely parents have held onto many of our childhood toys so now our children can enjoy our extensive Care Bears, Playmobil, Pinypon and Dufti collections all over again.

Klorofil Magic Tree House

Sadly our old Magic Tree House didn’t survive the years, but if you are keen to relive your ’80s childhood you can soon get your hands on this limited edition of the famous Klorofil Magic Tree House.

Tree Tots familyTo celebrate the 40th anniversary of this wonderful retro children’s toy French label Vulli had released this gorgeous anniversary edition of the Klorofil Magic Tree House (RRP $159, ages 3+), so many memories come flooding back to me when I look at this! My sisters and I loved playing with our tree house and I still remember cranking the lift up and down to reveal the little dolls in the elevator.

Klorofil Tree HouseThe fabulous pop-up Magic Tree House is home to the Tree Tots family (mum Violette, dad Sylvain and their two kids Choupette and Choupi) as well as the loveable pet dog Youpi. Designed with the original 1970s decor, retro furniture to furnish the three rooms, a car, a dog house, a swing and even a moving elevator this beautiful play set is guaranteed to bring hours of entertainment for the next generation.

You can pre-order the 40th Anniversary Klorofil Magic Tree House at Vintage & Nostalgia Co. for delivery in July 2016, delivery is free Australia wide.

Right now you can save a huge 20% storewide at Vintage & Nostalgia Co., simply enter the code ‘LONGWEEKEND’ at checkout. This awesome deal ends today so if you want to secure your very own Magic Tree House at a brilliant price you better be quick!

To find out more about Vintage & Nostalgia Co., to take a closer look at the Klorofil Magic Tree House and to order online visit www.vintagenostalgia.com.au.

Nov 022014

Penguin Australia

When the twins were born 6 years ago one of the first gifts we received was the book Where is the Green Sheep? by much loved Australian author Mem Fox. As I was only new to Australia I didn’t realise at the time how famous this children’s book really is, now I know that most Australian children have a copy of this lovely read on their bookshelf and we’ve read ours over and over again.

Where is the Green Sheep Gift Set

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this family favourite Penguin Books Australia has released a gorgeous Where is the Green Sheep? Gift Set (RRP $24.99) for young readers containing a Where is the Green Sheep? Board Book and Block Puzzle.

Where is the Green Sheep?Where is the Green Sheep? is a sweet picture book written for children aged 3-6 years (but I think it’s fun for all ages!). Follow a flock of friendly sheep, see what they get up to and hunt for the green sheep. Little readers will enjoy spotting the different colours and looking at the beautiful illustrations by Judy Horacek while older readers will love the rhyming element, it’s so much fun to read AND to listen to.

You can turn this woolly adventure into an interactive game with the cute Where is the Green Sheep? Block Puzzle. Featuring chunky blocks it’s the perfect size for small hands and with 6 different images to create it will keep young minds busy for quite some time. The board book and puzzle are neatly packed together in special gift box making it the perfect present for a special little person in your life.

To find out more about the Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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