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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: Skip Hop Sage Sloth Backpack

This gorgeous backpack from the Skip Hop Zoo range is just one of their fun, funky and practical backpack designs. The Sage Sloth backpack has different textures and materials on the front of the bag such as the button style eyes and leather look nose and hands. It has adjustable straps which are well padded for comfortable wearing and a mesh bottle pocket on the outside which avoids any drinks leaking inside the bag. The bag has an insulated pouch on the front with a mesh pocket inside and both the pouch and the main bag zip-pulls have matching green

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REVIEW: BRIO World Battery Operated Action Train

Engines and carriages are always welcome additions to train sets, and battery operated trains are so much more appreciated than ones children have to push. This battery-powered set has got lots to recommend it – forward and reverse movement (the reverse movement is great to get the train in just the right position to offload the goods!), a headlight, a cement mixer which revolves as the train travels and a tipping coal tender. The train chugs along nicely – not very fast, but then it doesn’t need to be. The magnetic coupling means that other carriages can be mixed and

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REVIEW: Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Game from Ravensburger

We all know that Peppa Pig loves jumping in muddy puddles! The objective of this fun game is to help George avoid the muddy puddles and reach Peppa, who is waiting at the top of the hill. Who will be the first to reach Peppa Pig? Each player has three characters and it’s up to you whether you start one or more on the journey uphill. All Peppa’s friends are here to help and they can boost you one, two or even three puddles ahead… but look out for the deep puddles! When you pick up a Peppa card, you

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REVIEW: Wonderkid – Space Bumper Pack

This is a superb pack for space enthusiasts age 7 to 12 and the wide range of books included really covers the subject comprehensively. Unlike the pack for younger children, the books are all non-fiction. The quarterly magazine included is themed ‘Let’s Explore the Solar System’ and introduces all the planets, along with their moons, plus asteroids and comets. There are also articles about Galileo and Newton and their discoveries, as well as a quiz. A pack of Usborne Spotter’s Cards 100 Things to Spot in the Night Sky offers plenty of encouragement to go outside and marvel at the

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REVIEW: Wonderkid Junior – Space

Space enthusiasts age 3 to 6 will be over the moon with this superb selection of books and activities, all themed around space – see below for sample spreads. Key to the pack is Wonderkid’s own excellently illustrated A4 booklet all about space. It introduces the planets and has a quiz to be enjoyed. There’s also an activity based on The Way Back Home – and children can submit their pictures and stories to the Wonderkids website – a good incentive for them. Our pack includes four books; two picture books and two non-fiction. The picture books include The Way

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