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When we were asked if we would like to review ‘Worm World’, I was delighted. Interplay have a wonderful collection of craft, nature, technology and science based toys which are designed to help children learn whilst having fun – something that they have won awards for!

‘Worm World’ is part of Interplay’s ‘My Living World’, helping children understand the natural world, endorsed by Nick Baker.

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Included in the box are very comprehensive instructions, some information of the care of your new guests, a perspex worm home, two feet, 4 bags of coloured sand and a cardboard shade (to protect your worms from constant light).

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You will need to provide your own soil for this. Mr six pulled on his wellies and went out into the garden and dug up a flower bed(!) But if you don’t have a garden – or would prefer not to destroy a flower bed – then a bag of compost can be purchased instead.

The worms are available from Interplay, you just need to phone up and they dispatch them incredibly quickly (ours arrived the following day). I would suggest setting your Worm World up completely before ordering the worms, but they can be kept in the fridge for a day or two to prevent them from drying out if you really need to.

I had been really looking forward to spending time with Munchkin, setting it up – but due to a nasty finger burning injury, I was out of action – so a very interested Mr six took over.

He gave the instructions a good read…

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then helped Munchkin fill the worm hotel.

In first went a good layer of soil – Munchkin is 5 and struggled a little with getting the soil in to the narrow container, but I think the mess just added to the fun (especially as they needed to use their hands)

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Followed by sand then more soil and more sand.

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The idea is to ensure nice defined stripes so that you can (eventually) see the result of the wiggly, wormy action.

I could see how much Munchkin and Mr six enjoyed this and I am looking forward to peeping under the cardboard shade to see how the worms are getting along with their business over the next few weeks.

Worm World is available with a RRP of £14.99 and is recommended for ages 5 and over. Why not pop over to the Interplay website to see the other fun nature toys that they have available

*DISCLAIMER – We were kindly sent this for the purpose of our review but all opinions are my own*

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