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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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Chinese New Year 2021

What is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year is celebrated at the start of a lunar new year, when there is a new moon. For this reason, the dates change slightly every year, but it will always take place at some time between January 21st and February 21st. Traditionally. Chinese New Year is observed over two weeks and on mainland China they take a 7 day national holiday where everything shuts down, including schools and factories. Each new year is represented by an animal from the Chinese Zodiac, it consists of 12 animals, which in order are: Rat, Ox, Tiger,

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BLOG: Five lunches for four (for under £20)!

Keeping to a budget and creating different lunches everyday doesn’t have to be hard work. Here is how you can feed four children, five weekday lunches, all for under £20. Portion sizes are based on children aged between 3-10. A great tip for the jelly is saving up the small yoghurt pots and then using them to make the jelly in, it keeps the portion sizes the same and means that you can get 8 small jellies from one 55p packet. Kids will love these lunches as they get such a variety of food; several small portions of food looks

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BLOG: Why is Routine Important?

Why do children need routine? A routine can create a calmer household, children will know what is likely to happen next and this eliminates the element of surprise, which in turn reduces anxiety. Routines help to develop independence; if a child knows that they need to tidy up before dinner or brush their teeth after they’ve got ready for bed then they may be able to get on and do these things by themselves. This will also give them a feeling of pride which means that they will be more willing to do these tasks without seeing them as a

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World Braille Day – 4th January 2021

  World Braille Day is celebrated to raise awareness of using Braille as a means of communication along with highlighting the importance of its use for those who are visually impaired. Braille is a system of raised dots that is read with the fingers by people who are visually impaired, it was created by a French man called Louis Braille who lost his sight after a childhood accident. Braille uses six dot cells to represent the letters of the alphabet, with each letter having a specific pattern of dots. Below is an example of the English alphabet shown in Braille,

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REVIEW: Microscope Kit from Build Your Own

The Build Your Own Microscope is our second kit from the BYO products and we were very excited to put it together and test it out! Much like the Paper Plane Launcher that we reviewed recently, the Microscope kit is also eco-friendly and comes in a box with instructions, sheets with pop-out cardboard pieces to assemble and an envelope with the lenses and a mirror in. The instructions give you an easy to follow step by step guide; all the pieces that you need for each step are marked with a letter so that your child can find them and

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