Sep 232014

We’ve only just come home from our European adventure and now school holidays are about to start again! I obviously won’t miss the morning rush and packing lunches every day but I will have to get organised and put some activities together as we used up all our craft and read all our books multiple times on the plane trip. At least I have got our two big girls covered with some awesome new additions to their Forever Clover collection:

Forever Clover Series 4

We’ve been collecting Forever Clover cards for quite some time, every now and then I treat my girls to a new pack and they enjoy watching their collection grow. If you haven’t heard of Forever Clover before you can read more about this wonderful Australian swap trend here, I am sure you will love it as much as my girls do.

Forever Clover Series 4 Swap PackForever Clover recently released a brand new series of cards and collectibles that is sure to be welcomed with open arms by existing fans and win over the hearts of the newcomers in a flash. All your favourite Forever Clover friends return in Series 4 with 72 gorgeous swap cards to collect, each card is beautifully illustrated and shows the girls on holiday, in their secret clubhouse, at the carnival and more.

Forever Clover Charm BraceletSome of the cards also show the girls’ favourite clover charms and the exciting news is that you can collect those charms too! There are 13 different charms available, just clip them on your very own Forever Clover Charm Bracelet or Key Ring (sold separately) and you’ll feel like a real Forever Clover girl yourself. Each series 4 pack contains 6 cards, 1 mini card and 1 special clover charm, which one do you like most? Other items in the range include albums, magnets collector tins and more.

Forever Clover Collector TinWith prices starting at just $3.95 for a swap card pack ($5.95 for series 4) Forever Clover is both fun and affordable, kids can save up and use their pocket money and (grand) parents can treat their girls to some new cards without breaking the bank. Even though my girls are far off from completing their album they really love playing with their cards, they are always making up stories and adventures based on the pictures.

In a time where there is way too much adult content available to young children Forever Clover offers sweet, innocent, child appropriate entertainment for young girls, such a welcome change. You can purchase Forever Clover cards at participating news agencies across the country and online.

Right now Hip Little One readers can enjoy an exclusive 25% off storewide at Forever Clover, simply enter the code ‘WIY7S6UIZU6T’ at checkout. Offer is valid for Australian orders only and will end on October 7, 2014.

Thanks to Forever Clover we have two fantastic Forever Clover prize packs (RRP $70) to give away. Each prize pack contains the Forever Clover series 4 album, a sticker and activity book, a series 3 tin, four series 4 swap card packs and one set of magnets, now wouldn’t that be an great boost for your Forever Clover collection?

To find out more about Forever Clover, to locate a Forever Clover stockist near you or to order online visit

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Nov 232013

That's MY Story

As if preparing for Christmas is not enough work as it is many mums also need to get organised for the upcoming school holidays. Six weeks is a long time and whether you are boarding a plane, hitting the road or ‘just’ staying home you will need to keep the kids entertained somehow. If you’re smart you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing presents that the kids will enjoy long after Christmas day, like this fabulous Australian game called That’s MY Story:


That’s MY Story Card Game ($16.95)

Developed by learning expert and mum of two Melissa That’s MY Story ($16.95, ages 3+) is a simple yet very fun and effective storytelling game that will help children and adults to create the most amazing stories. Most children love listening to and making up their own stories, but many parents (me included) struggle at times to come up with fresh storylines. Time for a little help in the shape of 47 colourful That’s MY Story cards in a handy storage tin.

That's MY Story CardEach That’s MY Story card plays a role in your yet to be invented story: Begin with a Story Starter (eg. Did you ever hear the story of, It all started when…), add in a Character (eg. Doctor, Dinosaur, Fairy, Girl, Policeman), decide on the Setting (eg. School, Shop, Party, Circus), flavour the tale with a ‘Wild’ card (eg. Soccer Ball, Rainbow, Backpack), decide on your ending with the Story Closer card and finish by holding up the Harlequin card to claim ownership of your very own story.

There are so many different cards and the combinations are endless so this is a game that never gets old. The cards feature both pictures and descriptions, so it is also fun for young children who can not yet read and will help those learning to read to connect the words and pictures. Instructions are included and if you are looking for other ways to play with the cards check out these great game suggestions, lots of cool ideas and all with one single pack of cards.

Keep all cards neatly together in the handy storage tin

Keep all cards neatly together in the handy storage tin

The cards pack up neatly together in the That’s MY Story tin making it a perfect game for the car, train, plane or holiday, just pop it in your handbag and pull it out when boredom strikes. Priced at just $16.95 this makes a fun, educational and very affordable Christmas gift that might just save your sanity these school holidays.

To find out more about That’s MY Story, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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Oct 192011

A few weeks ago my oldest daughter had an unlucky fall and lost a teeny tiny piece of her front tooth. Unless you run your fingers across the bottom you won’t even know and of course I know they are just her baby teeth so she will lose the whole tooth eventually but I was still very sad about it. I absolutely love baby teeth, those tiny teeth and all the gorgeous gaps between them, they are so adorable! I dread the day they will start coming out and I am determined to keep them safe in the Baby Tooth Flap Book from Baby Tooth Land.

At Baby Tooth Land they understand how precious your babies milk teeth are so they have designed a range of products that will add a special touch to the toothless stage and that will help you keep the teeth safely stored. The hardcover Baby Tooth Flap Book ($28.95) closes with a magnetic flap and inside it features twenty individual compartments (protected by a transparent cover). The round box shows exactly which position each tooth used to sit in and you can fill out when each tooth came out. Add a photo of a big toothless grin and your personal keepsake album is complete!

If your family is one of the lucky ones to be visited by the Tooth Fairy when a tooth comes out you will love the Tooth Fairy Kit ($44.95). The kit contains all you need to make the Tooth Fairy feel right at home at your place: a Tooth Fairy Doorhanger that tells her where to go, a satin Baby Tooth Pouch to place the teeth under the pillow, Tooth Fairy Stationary so your child can write a letter to the Tooth Fairy and of course a Baby Tooth Keepsake Box to store the teeth in once collected. Imagine how lovely it will be to look back at the complete set of mini teeth later and read the very funny tooth fairy letters!

All Baby Tooth Land products are available in a boys and girls version, make sure you like the Baby Tooth Land Facebook page to get a special 10% discount code for your first order.

To find out more about Baby Tooth Land, to browse the range of products and to order online visit

For your chance to win a blue or pink Baby Tooth Flap Book visit and answer the following question: Which item in the range do you like most and why? Please also mention if you would like to win the blue or pink book.

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