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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: PlayMais: Natural Crafting Toy

Messy Play is great fun and children love it but there are times when it’s just not practical and that’s the time to get the Playmais out! Playmais is an innovative and unusual all-natural crafting toy which is available in a whole range of packs. It is totally safe, being made from organic corn grits and water and coloured with non-staining food colouring. Obviously, young children need supervision (the product is recommended for 3+) but it’s good to know that the product is safe. It is so simple to use – shape it easily with your fingers and it sticks

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REVIEW: Weekend Box Club – STEM Box

It’s easy to find things to do every weekend with your children when you’re a member of the Weekend Box Club. Hattie, Wooster, Sammy and Oswald send you just what you need to keep children happily engaged with a range of projects which can be sent fortnightly or monthly. I’ve previously reviewed the regular Weekend Box offering, which is suitable for 3 – 8 year olds, so was thrilled to be asked to review (along with my young tester) one of their new STEM boxes, which are designed for 7 – 12 year olds, so keeping the options open for

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REVIEW: Gelli Baff & Slime Baff from Zimpli Kids

Now bath time can be even more fun with the sensory play value offered by Gelli Baff and Slime Baff. These magical products amaze children as they turns the bath water into a thick colourful goo or slime which are great fun to play with. Try using some plastic or silicone kitchen utensils to give scope for lots of fun. Once bath time is over – and if you can persuade the children to get out of the bath! –  simply add some more water to the Slime Baff to dilute it, or add the dissolver powder to turn the

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REVIEW: BRIO World Remote Control Train

Remote control trains are our young testers’ very favourite among the trains – they allow them to make the best possible use of the very extensive tracks they create, and they have great fun manoeuvring around the other trains. So this lovely set is a wonderful addition to the BRIO range, that children will love for the way it enhances the play value of their wooden railway sets. Children can control the train just like a real driver, either by using the remote or using the buttons on top of the engine. They can actually make the train go back,

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REVIEW: Treat Trunk – Snack Subscription Box

Treat Trunk tell us: “We at Treat Trunk aim to relieve some of the stress of parenting by providing better-for-you, delicious, nutritious and fun snack solutions for the whole family. In each Trunk you’ll find lunchbox, after school and on the go snacks as well as snacks chosen specifically with parents in mind for their health and well-being properties. We strongly believe in self care for parents and having a box of goodness you can always rely on which comes replenished and full of surprises every month is invaluable.” This was really exciting to open and explore! Our young testers

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