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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 Scramble Game – Chemistry from Oaka Books

Science Scramble – Chemistry from Oaka Books is an educational science game aimed at key stage 3. Inside the box you get: a game board, 3 sets of merit cards (20, 10 and 5), a pack of question cards, a pack of atom cards, a pack of equipment cards, 4 player counters, 2 dice and some instructions. The object of the game is to collect 6 pieces of equipment that you need for your experiment and to get to the Chemistry Lab, collecting merits as you go. To play: You need to appoint a Head Chemist (this person can choose

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REVIEW: Concept Board Game

As part of the Blogger Board Game Club, we have been sent the Concept game to play and review! In short, the aim of the game is to guess the word that one team has on a card in front of them by looking at the clues to associated icons that they have marked for you. In the box you get the main game board, 4 player aid cards, 5 sets of pawns and cubes, 110 concept cards, tokens, a bowl and the instructions. The deck of concept cards are shuffled and placed face down on the game board. On

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REVIEW: PyroPet: Hoppa

I must admit, I am a fan things that are ‘a little bit different’ and this PyroPet is no exception. We were kindly sent a PyroPet in their Hoppa rabbit design for review; Hoppa means jump in Icelandic and is a common name for a pet rabbit. The idea for PyroPets was from Thorunn Arnadottir, who is an Icelandic based designer and studied at The Royal Collage of Art in London. PyroPets are designed to reveal a skeleton as they slowly burn away. The skeleton inside is silver and made from aluminium, the candle itself is made from paraffin wax

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REVIEW: So Slime DIY Slimelicious Vanity

So Slime DIY from Canal Toys brings us their new Slimelicious Vanity case, inside you get: 2 slime shakers, 5 scented slime powders, 5 bags of decorations, 1 tool, 1 sticker sheet and instructions. Everything comes packed inside a super handy vanity case with a handle, with plenty of room inside for extra bits or other pots of slime you might have. The slime shakers are bright and fun, one is designed to be a mug of hot chocolate and the other is a milk carton, included decorations include plastic beads, swirls and strawberries which can be used to decorate

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REVIEW: Presley the Pug: A Relaxation Activity Book

Dr Karen Treisman is a specialist clinical psychologist and an expert in child psychology, she has produced a fantastic range of books and therapeutic cards which tackle common social and emotional challenges in children. Presley the Pug tells the story of Presley, a dog who loves to play and run about, but sometimes he gets so excited that his feelings such as stress or anger take over and he can’t cope. Find out how Presley learns how to deal with his feelings with a little help from his friends who offer him tricks and tips that have worked for them.

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