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Parents in Touch is an information, education and resources website for parents (including home educators) and teachers. We help with many aspects of education and parenting, including the provision of over 7500 worksheets to help your child. We also review the best of current children’s books and child and family related products, and keep you updated on educational news and developments.


Hama Beads are small, hollow, melt-together beads that can be used to create wonderful designs and beautiful artwork. Amazingly, despite their really contemporary feel, they were created over 50 years ago – they are the original bead brand. Beads come in three different size ranges, Midi, Mini and Maxi, and in a vast range of colours. They can be enjoyed by all ages, abilities and genders. They are easy to use and can be beneficial in a number of ways, including developing creativity, imagination and fine motor skills. We received a lovely selection from Hama. The 12,000 Midi Hama Beads

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REVIEW: Munchachos Subscription Box

First things first – a really eye-catching box, decorated with round the world images which immediately tell you that this is going to be a varied selection. The box fits through the letterbox too. A good first impression makes such a difference.  As implied by the box, Munchachos are set apart from other subscription boxes by the global theme which encourages children to explore different tastes and to discover more about the countries they come from.  Each box contains five different snacks inspired by flavours from around the world , opening a portal to a new world of taste and

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REVIEW: BRIO World Travel Train

Time to set off on a journey! Place the driver in the engine compartment and the passenger in the carriage, using the lifting roofs on the engine and compartment spaces, and off you go. This toy train will complement any BRIO railway set, with its front, middle and rear carriages which can be magnetically coupled. The set includes two metro train engines and a metro train carriage, plus two poseable figures (watch their heads under some of the bridges!). The item measures 28.9 x 3.7 x 5cm and is suitable for ages 3 years and up (although we find younger

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REVIEW: BRIO Rescue Fire Train

This is a great one for imaginative play and it really will stimulate children to act out different scenarios as the train rushes to the rescue – maybe there’s a fire or perhaps a kitten needs rescuing from a trackside tree. The really neat feature about this particular set is that pressing a button on the top of the engines disconnects the two wagons so that the train can make a quick getaway and call for help. The set includes the engine, a hose trailer and a water tanker trailer. The ladder on the hose trailer swivels up and the

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REVIEW: Rex London

Stand out from the run-of-the-mill with Rex London’s fabulous range of products. “Welcome to Rex London, a quirky, unique treasure trove of gifts and homeware. Bringing you bright, colourful gifts and retro home decor, you’ll find something for everyone – all at incredible prices.” We’ve reviewed a selection from the children’s ranges. I was amazed by the fabulous range of backpacks – there really is something special for every child. We received a lovely Panda backpack. They are ideal for  school, holidays or family days out, and the mini size is ideal for young children, who can sometimes seem overwhelmed by

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