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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: 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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REVIEW: Punctuation..? by User Design, Illustration and Typesetting

Punctuation..?explains the function and correct uses of 21 of the most frequently occurring punctuation marks. Each punctuation mark has its own page and is clearly defined along with examples of how and when they are used. A fun and simple illustration also accompanies each explanation which really helps you to work out how to use them in your own writing and perfectly illustrates what the author is trying to say. This book is perfect for all ages too, I have been able to refer back to it on several occasions over the past couple of months of home-schooling and it

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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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