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Top Ten Children’s Books for Encouraging Empathy

HALF OF PARENTS SAY READING A BOOK IS BEST FOR EMPATHY– NEW POLL FOR CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY Roald Dahl’s BFG and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird top list of books parents said best helped children develop empathy “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin ...

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Books to Recommend to Children in Your Life

Books to Recommend to Children I began reading at a very early age. I remember starting a new school with no friends but not feeling alone as all I wanted to do at break times was catch up with Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.  My parents were avid readers too and would switch off the TV ...

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Wheely Bug

Percy fell in love with this in an instant, naming the ladybird Gaston after the pet in Ben and Holly. At first she was a little wary as it moves in all directions, a little different to the forwards and backwards she has been used to. Within no time at all though she was racing up and down the patio ...

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Plum Products Sand Pit Review

Even in winter The Consumer Voice kids play outdoors as the cold doesn’t stop them. They have oodles of space and of course love all toys they can use. The latest is a sandpit for our Plum Products sand pit review. We bought this as it was more expensive than others and so seemed to be of a higher quality. ...

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A Diary of Summer Events with the RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is welcoming guests to a huge range of exciting talks and events at its four gardens this summer – RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire and RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon. Highlights will include plenty of summer evenings with live entertainment, a striking ...

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A First Look at Christmas Gifts 2016

We’ve been testing out products that we believe could be a big seller this Christmas. In no particular order, here are the gifts we’ve given our reviewed and approved badge to so far. As you know, later we will have our viral gift guides that include categories for everyone, removing the risk of you shopping online this Christmas. Everything on ...

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Paulton’s Park Lost Kingdom Review

This week we were invited to a preview of the Lost Kingdom at Paulton’s Park. Percy (5) is obsessed with dinosaurs while Mitchell (15) has an in-depth scientific knowledge of the Jurassic age and so this was a dream come true for the family. From the moment we stepped inside we were impressed. We met Rory the baby Raptor in ...

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Penny Skateboard Review

We’ve been playing on this all winter and now spring is here we thought it best to deliver our Penny Skateboard review

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Cheap elf on the Shelf Ideas, Gifts and Merriment

I love the elf on the shelf trend, I don’t care if it makes parents spend more money on Christmas, I personally think it helps make the whole month magical and can remind parents of the magic too. I first started Elf on the Shelf when Poppy and Mitch were 10 and 6. My cousin had some wonderful ideas and ...

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Top Toys for Christmas 2015 (Ages 3-8)

Our top toys for Christmas 2015 is here allowing you to remove the risk of shopping online. We’ll bring you products we’ve tried and tested and that our child reviewers have loved. We want to help you make those little faces light up on Christmas morning and so we’ve only chosen those toys that will do just that. Top Toys ...

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