School Starter Kit with My Busy Bots – review and giveaway (AD)

Recently I’ve spoken about helping the Bear prepare for reception class at school. Things like building literacy and word games into our summer to help develop the skills that she’s going to need over the coming year. Nothing too taxing and certainly nothing that feels too much like work. Just little things that we can add into a summer of fun.

Well, the good news is that you don’t need to think of those activities yourself as My Busy Bots have done that for you with their new School Starter Toolkit. They recently asked us to take a closer look and let them know what we thought.

The My Busy Bots School Starter Kit


I’ve already introduced these guys as they are the ones behind the Busy Bags that I reviewed a few months ago. My Busy Bots are actually Candice and Leanne, who are both busy mums, wives and most importantly friends. Between them they have backgrounds in teaching and design and My Busy Bots is the product of that creative partnership.

When I heard about their School Starter Kit, I knew it was something we would want to take a closer look at.

Eager to start


Basically, there are 33 flashcards in a handy, portable kit which address some of the key areas that your children will be looking at in school. These include not only literacy and mathematics which I’ve already spoken about on the blog, but also understanding the world as well as expressive arts and design.

A closer look at a flashcard

Within each of these 4 categories are activities which are designed to get you talking. The idea is to simply sit together for just a few minutes at a time and chat through a handful of the cards. It may be things that they already know such as shapes which will let you revisit those topics, or it may be opening them up to a new topic that they’ve not really encountered much of yet such as estimating.

The idea is simply to start talking about these topics in a fun way.


Do you know what. She really did love this. So much more than I thought she would.

I thought she’d enjoy dipping in and out of this over the summer as and when we got 5 minutes to spare, whereas what happened is that she systematically worked her way through the entire book. She now revisits her favourites time and time again.

The School Starter Kit in use

Those include the emotion monsters, anything to do with counting and identifying 3D shapes in everyday life. The ones on materials stumped her a little and to be honest, the flashcard on how things work had me reaching for Google to be able to answer some of her questions!


I am pleased to confirm that the My Busy Bots team will be giving away a School Starter Kit to one lucky Tippytupps reader. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.

This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Sunday 8th September 2019 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by My Busy Bots who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.

Good luck!

If you enjoyed this review, they why not check out our other reviews over on the blog.

DISCLOSURE: I was sent this item for inclusion within this review. However – as always – all thoughts and opinions remain my own.

A closer look at the My Busy Bots School Starter Kit. A handy, portable kit which address some of the key areas to help prepare children for school.

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  2. Stuart Hargreaves says:

    A red squirrel haven’t met one for years

  3. Fiona jk42 says:

    I would love to meet a leopard (provided it promised not to try to eat me!)

  4. Peter Watson says:

    After watching the amazing Lion Ling,I would love to meet a warthog like Poomba,although I wouldn’t want to smell him!

  5. Rebecca Duncan says:

    Definitely a giraffe!

  6. Rachel Craig says:

    A flying horse, who could take me on a journey :- Over a Rainbow!

  7. Tracy Hanley says:

    Has to be a monkey

  8. Sean Eccles says:

    A dragon!

  9. Solange says:

    A wolf

  10. Alana Walker says:

    A peacock so I could admire their fabulously ostentatious plumage.

  11. Kirsty Taylor says:

    I’d like to meet a fox – I adore them!

  12. Sarah Pearce says:

    It’s got to be a tiger cub for me

  13. Claire Woods says:


  14. Kim Styles says:

    I would like to meet a Panda

  15. Amy Bondoc says:


  16. Gemma Clark says:

    In the clouds it would have to be a unicorn! 😉

  17. Ruth Harwood says:


  18. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Lions – we think they are cute

  19. Jodie Green says:

    Elephants – i love them!!

  20. Rich Tyler says:

    A penguin, cute, loyal

  21. Susan B says:

    The eldest loves maths and finds literacy boring.

  22. Laura Lee says:

    All 3 of my boys love maths and numbers nothing like their mum who suffers from number dyslexia lol

  23. Gary Topley says:

    My eldest loves literacy, she is very imaginative. Thankyou for the competition x

  24. Julia Kerr says:

    I have more of a maths brain but they have more of a literacy brain

  25. janine atkin says:

    mine prefers literacy

  26. Kim Neville says:

    My son likes maths

  27. Lynn Neal says:

    Maths is the favourite!

  28. astrid c says:


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  30. Emma Walters says:

    my son loves maths x

  31. Danielle Sedgebeer says:

    Maths x

  32. Laura Corrall says:

    Maths – She really struggles with mark making/literacy and her pencil grip. So this might help us practice lots.

  33. Sarah Clyde says:

    My little boy likes maths

  34. Danielle Graves says:

    Jacob loves math, he loves aything to do with numbers and patterns

  35. Justine Meyer says:

    That would be literacy

  36. emma kinsey says:

    my daughter loves maths

  37. Denise Walton says:

    My granddaughter loves literacy

  38. Sheri Darby says:

    My so loves art more than either of them, but probably literacy

  39. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Literacy….. who loves maths noone in my family lol

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  41. Leanne Perrett says:

    my boys love to read 🙂

  42. Maths

  43. Natalie Crossan says:


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