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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.

BLOG: The Importance of Soft Toys in Childhood & Adult Life

Soft toys are incredibly memorable survey finds! Posh Paws International reminds parents that they shouldn’t forget the importance of a child’s first cuddly friend. In a recent parent focused survey* conducted by leading soft toy manufacturer, Posh Paws International, it was found that 91% of those parents surveyed said that they remember their favourite childhood soft toy. The results come at a time when children’s toys are becoming increasingly more ‘tech’ focused; with more children seeking comfort from online platforms than through traditional methods. So parents are being reminded by the global manufacturer, to never forget the importance of soft

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REVIEW: Men’s Society Gifts

Men’s Society was born in 2012 and is a family run business, they are proud to say that everything they sell is made by hand, in Britain. We received two of their gorgeous gift tins to review; The Sneaker Cleaning Kit and the Damn Handsome Beard Kit. We were really impressed with the high quality and luxurious feel of all the products across both of the tins and it is good to know that the products included have natural ingredients. The Sneaker Cleaning Kit Presented in a smart metal tin, the sneaker cleaning kit comprises of two bottles of sneaker

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REVIEW: First News – The Newspaper for Young People

First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people, it was founded in 2006 and it creates fresh and innovative news content that speaks directly to young people. This review is based on two copies of First News that we received for review so some features may not be included in other issues.   The newspaper is aimed at 7 – 14 year olds and covers topics that an adult newspaper would,  such as news, sport, entertainment, interviews, puzzles and competitions. There is a ‘quick news’ section inside the front cover which is 20 short news items that you

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Blog: Rigby – The Soft Toy with a Story to Tell

The Royal British Legion charity carries out important work for the families of the Armed Forces today and Rigby the dog is inspired by one of their beneficiaries. It never ceases to amaze me how clever dogs are, the huge range of different things they can be taught to do and how they help thousands of people in their every day lives. From The Royal British Legion: Simon Gill and his wife Jo both served in the Royal Military Police and have two sons, Ben and Jake, who is autistic. Jake suffers with anxiety and struggles to cope in crowded

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REVIEW: Nim’s Fruit Crisps

I was really looking forward to trying these out as an alternative to crisps, especially during the school holidays when it can be tricky to keep finding healthy snacks day in, day out for three hungry children! We were sent Nim’s Fruit Crisps in ‘Perfect Pear’, ‘Amazing Apple’ and ‘Cool Courgette’ to try. Nim’s Fruit Crisps are made by taking fresh fruit and vegetables, thinly slicing and then letting them air-dry. This process allows the product to stay crisp and crunchy, just like potato crisps! You can also see this when you take them out of the packet; they are

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