S. Corbett

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (37 of 55)
Location: Kent


Top Reviewer Ranking: 176,815 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 55
How to Build Castles (Klutz) by Klutz Press
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for 4 year old, 10 Jun 2013
Which is below the recommended age, I wasn't sure how he would get on, but he loves building things and it was small enough to pack and then produce during bad weather on holiday. Bearing in mind it is meant for older children so being realistic, this was quite a hit on holiday. My 4 year old boy and his 4 year old female cousin kept coming back to this and were quite happy fiddling around, had to be dragged away slightly for meals.

Their own constructions didn't amount to a great deal (the girl made a "lunch table" mind you, and my boy stuck some pieces together randomly and said it was to stop pirates attacking, so there you have boys and girls in a nutshell). If an… Read more
Early Learning Centre - 6 Finger Paints by Early Learning Centre
Early Learning Centre - 6 Finger Paints by Early Learning Centre
2.0 out of 5 stars Is it washable or not?, 16 April 2013
I bought this specifically because the description says it is washable. We had little people coming to stay and I wanted to have plenty for them to do indoors just in case. When the paints came the packaging say "Warning - this product will stain". I will risk it with my own child's clothes but not with his little cousins' dresses so unfortunately there was no finger painting for the little people this weekend. The other review says it washes out, either they have changed the product or it doesn't really stain they are just covering themselves. Why would you make and sell finger paint - by definition a means for little children to make a mess - and bring a product to market that… Read more
The Half-hour Allotment (Royal Horticultural Socie&hellip by Lia Leendertz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is my third allotment book and my favourite so far; recommended by someone at the allotments. The plot came up sooner than expected so it will be tough to maintain with a toddler in tow (although on his first visit he dug up a dinners worth of potatoes when we left him to muck about with a blunt hand fork) so we need to box clever while we get the hang of it.

Especially useful are the pages that suggest what is most worth growing and, crucially, whether to grow from seed or just buy plants and how many plants you are going to want. As the author said if the first year is overwhelming you are likely to just give it up, so learn to walk before you try to run.

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