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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: Kitsound Mini Moovers Customisable Headphones

These over-ear headphones have a maximum volume of 85db which makes them safe listening for little ears; they have a cable length of 1.2 metres and a 3.5mm jack plug. The headphones are customisable and come with 6 sets of cards and 3 colouring pencils. 2 sets of the cards have ready-made designs on them and 2 sets have outlines drawn on them which you can colour in, the last 2 sets are completely blank for you to design and colour in yourself. The cards slot neatly in to the ear cups and are easily changed. The ear cups are

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REVIEW: Educational Wall Art from Eduprints Plus

Eduprints Plus comes from the team behind Exam Papers Plus and they have produced a fantastic selection of wall art designed to help inspire and educate children with their fun designs. The Eduprints Plus range includes prints of every times table from 1 to 12; they all come in A3 size and are all bright, fun and colourful with different animal on each. Times tables can be boring to learn and repetition is often the best way to get to grips with them, but children will love looking at these prints over and over again with their eye-catching designs. Other

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REVIEW: Melissa & Doug – Food Groups

This multi-purpose set comes with 21 attractive hand-painted wooden food pieces and 4 wooden crates, just like traditional vegetable crates. There’s a good variety of different food types, including watermelon, corn, milk, cheese, meat, cereal, fish, eggs and more; they all store tidily in the wooden crates. The set encourages and develops counting, sorting and pretend play skills, as well as an interest in food and nutrition. The set can be used very practically to encourage children to plan a nutritionally balanced meal; perhaps you could select the play foods together, compile a shopping list then go to the supermarket,

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REVIEW: The Curious Dragons – Educational Maths Games

The Curious Dragons is a set of educational maths games, for ages 3-5, its aim is to nurture and develop your child’s numerical and reasoning abilities. It was designed by a highly experienced Advanced Skills maths teacher and is based on the successful ‘Singapore Maths’ method. The Singapore Maths method uses the approach in early years maths of: Touch it! Visualise it! Symbolise it! Inside the box you get five separate boxes numbered from 1 to 5, each box has a different game inside which has a different focus, such as number sequence or number recognition, an instruction sheet is

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REVIEW: Funky Giraffe Bibs & Teethers

We’ve been using bandana shape bibs since our eldest was a baby (over 7 years ago), we found that they had a better fit round the neck which meant that more dibble (and sick) was caught and stopped the clothes underneath getting wet so quickly. Funky Giraffe Bibs have a gorgeous collection of bibs for you to choose from; the designs are fresh and fun and there are so many to choose from that there is something to suit every taste. The quality of the bibs is outstanding, made from cotton on the front and a lovely soft fleece layer

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