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REVIEW: Brio Builder Deluxe Set

This construction set is something different for me from BRIO – and one that’s just as good as all their products. Children can really give full rein to the imagination because as well as loads of wooden and plastic construction pieces there are eye graphics to enable character play. It includes an amazing 270 x Brio builder pieces including nuts, bolts, blocks and more – even a drum and rope.┬áThe screwdrivers, hammer, spanners and pliers are perfect for developing those construction skills and familiarising children with using tools. It is all well packaged, ensuring the pieces are all in perfect

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REVIEW: Leap Frog Sweet Treats Learning Cafe

The Sweet Treats Learning Cafe from Leap Frog lets your child become a barista! This is a really interactive toy and has lots of great features. It comes with: Coffee Machine Two Cups – one large and one small Two Plates A milk Jug A Sugar Bowl A Sugar Spoon Pastry Plate 3 Desserts – Circle Doughnut, Heart Biscuit and a Triangle Cake The pastry plate holds the three deserts and the two plates can either be used as a saucer for the cups or a plate for the deserts. On the front of the coffee machine is a dial

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BLOG & REVIEW: The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz

The Mystery of the Colour Thief – Book Review Izzy’s mum is in a coma after a car accident – and Izzy thinks it is her fault. Brave Izzy is trying to hold everything together but then the colours start to disappear from the mural her mother painted. What is happening? A meeting with her new neighbour, Toby, sets Izzy off on a new course. Toby is paralysed after a skateboarding accident, but still maintains a positive attitude which works wonders for Izzy. These two people can still save others and restore confidence when they find a nest of cygnets

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May Giveaways!

Parents in Touch have another great selection of giveaways this month. For full terms and conditions and how to enter click here. Instagram Twitter Facebook Email Take a look below to see what we have on offer: My First Book of Quantum Physics A fascinating and colourful book for children, read our review here. We have 3 copies to be won. The Buried Crown An exciting adventure book with a story set in the 1940’s. Read our review here. We have 5 copies to giveaway. The Apprentice Witch A fun and exciting story surrounding a witch who fails her exams

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REVIEW: MEL Science

The founders of MEL Chemistry came together because they are science geeks, and they want to share that passion with children. MEL Science have created a standalone educational package that will captivate the interest of your child by demonstrating the real science (real chemistry, not tricks with a scientific slant) in all of its beauty and depth. They offer 38 interactive hands-on chemistry sets plus a complementary app for smartphone or tablet. The sets are designed by experienced scientists and are suitable for children age 9 – 14. Working through the sets will constitute a do-it-at-home year-long chemistry course, which

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