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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: Storytime Magazine

Storytime magazine helps to improve literacy in children as well as promoting a love of reading for pleasure. Each issue is packed with stories, there are no adverts and there are absolutely no plastic toys! Each issue has a variety of different types of stories such as myths and fables, poetry, fairytales, stories from around the world and from different cultures along with wonderful illustrations, puzzles and activities. Reading is so important for children and they will be far more eager to read when they have something they love reading, or love sharing with you. A first glance at Storytime

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REVIEW: I Did It! Subscription Boxes

I Did It! boxes are educational activity kits which are ‘dedicated to fun learning and continuous discovery’, the boxes are aimed at 5-11 year olds and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and maths.  We were kindly sent a selection for review, first up was the larger I Did It! Double the Fun box which has two activities, two instructions, fun facts and extended exercises and the theme of this box was Sand Art. The box contents are beautifully presented and it was packed full with all sorts of bits and pieces that were needed to complete the activities –

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REVIEW: Four books from the editors of Teen Breathe

This is a striking and eye-catching collection of books, with a presentation that will have immediate appeal for teens. And the content is equally practical and appealing, addressing some of the many concerns teens have in our modern world – the content certainly lives up to the visual appeal. Be Brave Be Brave helps teens to build self-confidence, inner strength and resilience by tackling a range of topics that are common in our society. It’s wide-ranging and the clear contents page makes it easy to select an appropriate topic. Topics include bullying, peer pressure, confidence, changing situations and public speaking.

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REVIEW: Skip Hop Moby Silicone Soap Sudsy

This lovely blue octopus bathtime friend is ideal for babies and toddlers. The 2-in-1 design means it dispenses soap at the same time as gently massaging little ones from head to toe. An added benefit is that the super-soft silicone bristles work well to soothe cradle cap – and you can fill it with shampoo for easy hair washing. The silicone is naturally mould resistant and it can be hand washed in warm soapy water or in the dishwasher (top rack only). This practical and attractive product makes bathtime even more fun – and it’s so much nicer to use

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REVIEW: Skip Hop Reversible Play Mat – Little Travelers

Skip Hop are a wonderfully innovative producer of superbly stylish products for babies and young children – and their parents. If you haven’t got a young family, they will really make you wish you had! They make wonderful gifts, always superb quality and products that are functional, practical and superbly designed. This reversible playmat is no exception – as soon as I got it out of the packaging, I was thrilled with it. Perfect for today’s homes, when we never seem to have space for everything, this doubles the choices for stylish, baby-safe floor covering. During the day, children will

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