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REVIEW: Cleo the Crocodile: An Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close

Having previously reviewed therapeutic cards and books from Dr Karen Treisman (a specialist clinical psychologist), I was looking forward to reading one of her latest publications: Cleo the Crocodile, which is an activity book for children who are afraid to get close. The book is a therapeutic story with creative activities about trust, anger and relationships for children aged 5-10. The book is beautifully illustrated and follows the story of Cleo who has to leave his swamp after Hogan the Hippo starts being mean to him. Cleo has to find a new safe home and he has to work out

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REVIEW: Schleich Rider Cafe

The Cups & Saddles is a popular rider’s meeting place in Hazelwood, and it’s here that the riding friends meet up for cake and gossip. This is a wonderful toy to start or extend children’s collections of Schleich horses. It’s packed full of a huge range of items to enjoy and to make imaginative play great fun. Children will love to unpack this box, and reveal more and more delights. There’s too much to list here (over 60 pieces altogether), but some of the items are the cafe building itself, models of Tom and Emily plus the horse, Pino, a

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BLOG: Toppsta Summer Reading Bingo!

Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review community with over 45,000 reviews, has created its very own Summer Reading Bingo! This 12-page pack is free to download and is the perfect resource for keeping primary school children entertained throughout the summer holidays, encouraging them to engage with new and much-loved reads through play. Download here now! All you need to do is download and print your Toppsta Summer Reading Bingo pack, find the Bingo Card page and complete the mission of reading six books from the different categories (a picture book, a funny book, an illustrated book, a book about

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REVIEW: Skip Hop Paxwell Easy Access Baby Changing Bag

While some women get very excited over a new handbag, I feel the same when I find a baby changing bag that really meets my needs! Four children and several changing bags later I have still not quite found the one that ‘does it all’. As a brand, Skip Hop produce some incredible products and I have never been disappointed by anything I have had from them, their products last so well and are extremely high quality; we have 7 year old backpacks which saw my two eldest children through nursery up until present day and although could do with

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REVIEW: Everfresh Cakes

Who are Everfresh? They produce foods ‘that are made from sprouted grains and it is the sprouting process that enhances the goodness of the grain and makes the bread (and other products) more easily digestible. Baked with no preservatives, no dairy, no eggs, no added sweeteners or refined sugars, our products are ideal for those who are wheat intolerant, vegetarian, vegan or just looking for a really simple and pure way of eating. Organic food production is very important to us and so is sourcing the best quality ingredients and then keeping the processing to a minimum. We are committed

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