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REVIEW: The River Game from Days of Wonder

The eye-catching images on the box, with their stunning characters, immediately drew me into the game, making me want to explore the contents. And I wasn’t disappointed! This is another excellent strategy game from Days of Wonder, which has players thinking hard throughout. The objective of the game is for you, the mayoral players, to create the very best pioneer settlement by developing land along a river bed in your town. To do this, players must use resources from the area and construct buildings. As you do so, this makes you think about what will create a successful settlement, and

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REVIEW: The Hair Helper

I have no idea how many hours I have spent over the last few years trying to find hairbands, clips and hairbrushes for our girls. I’m sure we have bought hundreds over the years, yet first thing in the morning they become invisible, only turning up in bizarre places and when you don’t need them! The Hair Helper is customisable storage for hair accessories and we were very pleased to be able to receive one of them for review. You can choose the frame colour you would like along with a fantastic choice of coloured ribbons for the inside, you

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REVIEW: Storytime Magazine

Storytime magazine helps to improve literacy in children as well as promoting a love of reading for pleasure. Each issue is packed with stories, there are no adverts and there are absolutely no plastic toys! Each issue has a variety of different types of stories such as myths and fables, poetry, fairytales, stories from around the world and from different cultures along with wonderful illustrations, puzzles and activities. Reading is so important for children and they will be far more eager to read when they have something they love reading, or love sharing with you. A first glance at Storytime

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REVIEW: I Did It! Subscription Boxes

I Did It! boxes are educational activity kits which are ‘dedicated to fun learning and continuous discovery’, the boxes are aimed at 5-11 year olds and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and maths.  We were kindly sent a selection for review, first up was the larger I Did It! Double the Fun box which has two activities, two instructions, fun facts and extended exercises and the theme of this box was Sand Art. The box contents are beautifully presented and it was packed full with all sorts of bits and pieces that were needed to complete the activities –

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REVIEW: Four books from the editors of Teen Breathe

This is a striking and eye-catching collection of books, with a presentation that will have immediate appeal for teens. And the content is equally practical and appealing, addressing some of the many concerns teens have in our modern world – the content certainly lives up to the visual appeal. Be Brave Be Brave helps teens to build self-confidence, inner strength and resilience by tackling a range of topics that are common in our society. It’s wide-ranging and the clear contents page makes it easy to select an appropriate topic. Topics include bullying, peer pressure, confidence, changing situations and public speaking.

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