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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: Nikko 9019 R/C Velocitrax Electronic Toy

This is a really impressive remote control toy that is bound to get a ‘wow’ from any lucky recipient. Definitely a futuristic looking toy with its jazzy colours and streamlined body. The Velocitrax is really manoeuvrable and intuitive, and children will soon be whizzing it around just where they want it to go – it does amazing 360-degree spins as well as other tricks. The battery lasts well for a good session of play and it comes complete with a one hour quick charger. The technical bits: It works on 2.4GHz multi band frequency It measures 27.9 x 17.8 x

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REVIEW: Hipp Organic 10 Month+ Jars

Hipp Organic are a family-run company who have been producing baby foods for over 60 years. Hipp Organic jars are made with the finest organic ingredients that are gently steam cooked to maintain all the goodness and flavour to provide your baby with the best possible start to weaning and beyond. Hipp Organic have enhanced its range of jars with an exciting new look, the range of jars now includes a mix of improved recipes and new flavours to keep little ones happy through their entire weaning journey. We have spent the last week reviewing the improved Hipp Organic baby

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REVIEW: Sam the Steam Train from Wow Toys

We’ve been lucky enough to review several toys from the Wow range in the past, and I am a great fan. The toys are so bright and colourful and when I put a boxful of toys out, the Wow toys are always the first to catch the attention of young ones. Sam the Steam Train is a new addition to the range, and a much bigger toy than we have seen before – there is so much here to keep children (recommended age range 1.5 to 5 years) occupied. He has a motorised engine – just push and go to

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REVIEW: Animal Shapes from Orchard Toys

It can be hard to find stimulating toys for 1 to 2 year old children, but Orchard Toys has done well with this one. This is a simple first colour and shape matching activity which introduces children to a range of colourful animals. It is designed for children aged 18 months and over. It’s simple and intuitive – just slot the correctly matched shape into the space to complete the animals; the bright colours and appealing animals will really attract young children. Each of the 12 colourful animals has a press-out shape in the centre to be matched up –

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REVIEW: Lego City Jungle Cargo Helicopter

Young explorers can head right into the jungle with this helicopter, which comes with all sorts of additional features for extended play value. The cockpit opens, with a space for one of the figures included; the other figure fits into the ATV. The helicopter also has spinning rotors and a working winch (this attaches to the ATV, which can then be raised and lowered), so children can really make use of the imaginative play possibilities. There’s a temple which features a moving leaf; this opens to reveal a golden chalice. Finally, you’ll find a spider figure, a machete and a

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