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REVIEW: Power Dough: Funny Pets from Canal Toys

Power Dough Pets lets you bring your creations to life with a range of accessories that can be added to dough animals. In the box you get: three tubs of brightly coloured dough (pink, yellow and orange), a knife, two sets of eyes, two mouths, six accessories, three powered parts and some instructions. We decided the make the animals that are on the box, there was enough dough to make all three of them at the same time and they were relatively simple to make by looking at the images. Once you have made the dough animal you can choose

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REVIEW: The Story Orchestra – The Sleeping Beauty

Last year, I reviewed The Nutcracker, the first book in this outstanding series, so I was thrilled to receive this, which is just as good as its predecessor. The story of the Sleeping Beauty is lyrically and succinctly retold, to give young readers a flavour of the story. Accompanying the text are double page illustrations, packed with detail, which really bring the story alive – and capture the darkness as the evil fairy Carabosse appears with her curse.   On each page, there’s a button to press, which plays a good length extract clearly. Following the story, the book concludes

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REVIEW: Beaba Sleeved Bib

A good bib is essential when you have little ones, from weaning until a good few years after that. Sleeved bibs are always a preference as they are the best at protecting the clothes underneath and the Beaba Sleeved Bib does just that. Made from a flexible plastic material, the bib allows your little one to move around freely without restriction and it closes behind the back of the neck with a velcro fastening which keeps it on well. The bib is quick and easy to put on and has the bonus of being anti-stain which means it stays looking

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REVIEW: Beaba Silicone Meal Set

The Beaba Silicone Meal Set comprises of a dusky pink plate with suction base, a grey bowl with a suction base, a deep pink cup and a clear and pink spoon. The plate has raised sides which stops food being accidentally pushed off the edge and the suction base will help keep the plate in one place which will stop food ending up on the floor. It is a good size, perfect for a toddler as sometimes meal sets have fairly small plates which are quickly grown out of. The bowl also has the advantage of the suction base and

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DAYS OUT: Tapnell Farm Park – Isle of Wight

Many of the places that we visit on the Isle of Wight are those that have been around since I was little and visited them with my parents but Tapnell Farm Park is one of the Island’s newest attractions. Tapnell Farm Park has been open since 2016 and was a former dairy farm, it is now home to a variety of animals, lots of fun things for children to do and a cafe. The first area you come to as you walk around is the animal barn; in here you will find all sorts of animals from insects and mice

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