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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.

REVIEW: Science Wiz – Energy Kit

This educational and fun energy kit includes 22 fascinating activities that will help children understand the relevant parts of the Science Curriculum – great to support school learning and for home educators. Home educators will really appreciate the fact that everything is in this one neat package (or will be easily obtained), ensuring their child has a really valuable resource. Energy is high on the agenda, so it’s important children understand the implications and what might happen in the future – this will help them enormously.. They will discover what energy is, how we make it today and what choices

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REVIEW: Splendor Board Game

In Splendor, players lead a merchant guild, investing in mines, sending ships to the New World and recruiting artisans. Glory and pestige are the aims of the game. Using tokens representing gemstones, you will acquire developments which give prestige and produce new gems (bonuses). These bonuses reduce the cost of your purchases and attract noble patrons to give greater prestige.The first thing that struck us with this game is the excellent quality of the graphics – the playing pieces are really attractive and make the game enticing before you start. The manufacturer claims that Splendor can be explained in five

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REVIEW: Brio World Central Train Station

BRIO just goes on and on giving – and being received with great joy. Every time you give your child a new piece of BRIO, the play vaue of their whole collection is enhanced, giving them ever more opportunities for creative and imaginative play. All journeys need a starting point, and here’s the set-off point for lots of play. This is the perfect town/city centre train station to fit into the existing tracks (it has double tracks) and to add a urban dimension to play. For extra play value, children will enjoy the wide range of sounds from the ticket

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REVIEW: Schleich Animals

Schleich Lion Just as with all Schleich products, this is a detailed and totally accurate model which ensures children know exactly how the animal looks. The intricate paintwork captures the nuances of the coat and even the tiniest detail is included. After birth, lion babies have a sand-coloured fur coat with dark, circular spots and they are well camouflaged in the savannah. They spend their first four to six weeks in a den and at three months, they are strong enough to follow their mother wherever she goes. The Panthera leo’s home is Africa and Asia, where they live in

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REVIEW: New Skills Academy Online Courses

New Skills Academy offer over 200 online courses allowing you to gain qualifications and improve your career prospects. I was offered the chance take a course of my choice and write a review for it once I had completed it. There is a fantastic variety of courses to choose from and it did take me a while to decide what I wanted to do. As I have had previous experience doing basic bookkeeping I decided to take the ‘Basic Accounting Certificate’ to boost my knowledge in this area. Once you have chosen your course and paid for it, you will

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