Robots are great, but sometimes can cost a fair few pennies - the Pleo is over £250 for example. In steps the Brush Bot, a build it yourself robot made from a shoe brush and a couple of motors.

The new robot, which admittedly really only vibrates, looks cute, has goggly eyes and aims to teach kids about building electronics.

Available as part of the Science Museum toy range, you can also get a drinks can robot and an amphibious vehicle made using Coke bottles amongst other things.

The high point - at £12.99 and available shortly it shouldn't break the bank. - learn about it / talk about it / deal with it At parents can find all the advice they will need to keep their children safe online. Designed specifically for parents, the site offers a wealth of up-to-date, unbiased information and advice about how to deal with online safety. Parents can learn about the latest issues and technologies, get great tips on how to talk about online safety with their children and get the best advice on dealing with issues and taking action. Created with experts, Internet Matters provides detailed information, but also signposts to best-in-class resources from individual expert organisations. Our goal is to ensure parents can always access the information that they need, in a format that is clear and concise.