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REVIEW: Foodini Cooking Club for Kids

Foodini’s mission is to encourage children and families to cook and eat together, using seasonal, healthy and nutritious food. In our busy lives, it’s brilliant to see a product that encourages shopping, cooking and eating together. There may seem to be many similar products on the market, so you might ask ‘Why Foodini?’. Well, they are fruit and vegetable based, focusing on seasonal ingredients and offer two recipes every month. The packs include all the dry ingredients and come with a clear tick-box shopping list for each recipe so you and your child can go shopping together, helping children to make the

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REVIEW: BRIO World Farm Train

There’s plenty in this box for stand-alone play fun, with an engine, two carriages and a cow and a horse which slot into the carriages – but for maximum benefit, children will love it as an addition to their existing BRIO World collection. The retro-styled engine is made of plastic and wood, has detailed paintwork, and has BRIO’s practical magnetic couplings to attach it to the carriages and to other trains. The bright yellow carriages are plastic with smooth running wheels which fit BRIO track or run on hard floors; they come with drop down side doors so the animals

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REVIEW: Little Box of Books Subscription

Little Box of Books is a new monthly subscription service which focuses on bringing the very best of inclusive children’s books to your home. They want all children to be able to relate to the characters and situations they see in the books as they read and learn about the lives of others. So you can expect a carefully selected selection of books with strong storylines and good illustrations; stories that children will enjoy over and over again (and adults will be happy to read over and over again!). Multicultural and diverse characters will play a strong role and characters incidental to

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REVIEW: Scooterearz Scooter Hand Mitts & Scooter Bagz

Scooterearz are clever hand mitts for children’s scooters. During the winter the children still want to ride their scooters when we go out for walks but they do find that wearing gloves just doesn’t give them the same grip as they would have without them, but when they take their gloves off they complain that their hands are too cold! Scooterearz will fit almost any scooter; they are easily pulled over each handlebar and held in place with elastic ends, at the other end the mitts are open with velcro fastenings which allow your child to quickly slide their hands

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BLOG: BookLife Children’s Book Award 2019

A dog that loses its bark, an Indiana Jones-esque penguin and a wondrous dinosaurium are all shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award 2019 – chosen and voted for entirely by children. The Children’s Book Award 2019 shortlist has been announced. Among those shortlisted are previously-shortlisted author Lisa Thompson and ‘Artemis Fowl’ creator Eoin Colfer. Who will win? Children nationwide are now invited to vote for their favourite of the ten shortlisted books. The deadline for online voting is 12.00 noon Friday 10th May.  The category winners and the author of the best children’s book published in the 2018 nomination period

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