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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.

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REVIEW: So Sand DIY Sand Ball Kit from Canal Toys

      What’s in the packet? 3 bags of white sand 3 bags of sand colouring 3 bags of glitter Sand cutter Cutting guide Sand mold Ball carry case To colour the sand you need to get a bag of the white sand, make a well in the middle of it and carefully pour a bag of the colouring in to the well you’ve made. Gently knead the sand so that the colour spreads evenly throughout, it’s a bit like kneading bread dough! We did one bag of sand each and it took about 3-4 minutes to mix all

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BLOG: Looking for the perfect gift? Try Build Your Own Kits!

Father’s Day Gifts the whole family can enjoy Eco-Friendly and Fun Build Your Own Toys 2020: This year why not treat your Dad to a Father’s Day gift that you can enjoy together. Build Your Own’s range of eco-friendly toys are perfect for Dads and kids who’d love a fun project they can work on together – to reduce screen time and create rich memories. Each Build Your Own kit comes with everything you need inside the box and is made from sustainable cardboard and minimal plastics. Choose between the Paper Plane Launcher or Telescope and discover more about the

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REVIEW: Build Your Own Plane Launcher

We were very excited to receive the Build Your Own Plane Launcher for review and my mini reviewers were really looking forward to building it! What’s in the box? Sheets containing the slot-together launcher parts Elastic bands (plus spares) Instructions 10 printed paper planes The first thing that I noticed as we unpacked the plane launcher was how solid, thick and good quality all of the cardboard parts are; they popped out very easily and all of the parts are brightly coloured on both sides. My mini reviewers were able to follow the instruction booklet step-by-step with just a little

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REVIEW: Slide Quest Board Game Club Blogger

Slide Quest gets you working as a team to guide the knight through the kingdom to save it from the bad guys! What’s in the box? Board base 4 x levers 20 x different maps of increasing difficulty A rolling knight 1 x life counter 1 x heart marker 1 x game saver 8 x obstacles (barriers, rocks and arches) 9 x traps (dynamite, 4 numbered guards and a villain) The base of the box cleverly converts in to the game board; place the 4 levers in the notches around the box and then place the board base in to

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REVIEW: So Slime DIY Soda Slimelicious Set from Canal Toys

Soda Slimelicious is another amazing slime set from the SO Slime DIY range and in this set you can make 6 different slimes! In the box you get: 2 x slime shaker pots A box containing the different scented slime powders 2 x packets containing surprise items 3 x packets of decorations The slime shaker pots are mini sized and in this set the pots are a cola cup with a lid that looks like ice with a straw and a soda can with a silver lid. The slime powders are all neatly stored in a separate box as you

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