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Handwriting Practice: Age 5-7 (Collins Easy Learni&hellip by Collins Easy Learning
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
As I said in a comment to a previous review, according to the book, nearly half the alphabet doesn't join. This goes totally against the teaching my daughter receives at school, and pretty much renders the book useless. The only use the book can serve is as a template which you then modify, if you really are going to use it to practice what is taught at school for Key Stage 1.

The book also introduces concepts of the first join to the sixth join without any explanation of the differences, and then has worked examples where many of the letters do not join. All in all, I think this book is a poor effort and I would advise people to look elsewhere.
Tale of Pigling Bland & Other Stories: Beatrix [DV&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ian Holm
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This DVD costs far more than the other two in the Beatrix Potter series, Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, if you want Region 2, which we use in the UK and Europe. It's worth checking if your DVD player is multi-region though. I have never played a Region 1 DVD on my machine, which was quite cheap, but I checked, it it claimed to be multi-region. When this DVD arrived (very quickly, considering it was sent from the US) I put it in the machine and it played without any problems.

As with the other two DVDs, this one has three separate stories, each introduced by Niamh Cusack in a period film clip. This DVD includes Pigling Bland, Samuel Whiskers and the Roly-Poly Pudding and the… Read more
Hornby R9271 Thomas and Friends Passenger and Good&hellip by Hornby Hobbies Ltd
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
I bought this set for my 4 year old daughter at Christmas, and, after a few hours, she announced that she wanted to play with it every day and every night. That's quite a recommendation, but not all good news because there's quite a lot of Railtrack type maintenance for the adult involved.

Firstly, to clarify a point made in another couple of reviews, the power is designed to cut out if the engine is derailed, as a safety measure. You have to disconnect the power supply for one minute, but in practice, it is far less than that.

I would also say that issues with the couplings are exaggerated. Yes, one came off, but they do fit back on again. Care has to be taken,… Read more

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