Over the last few months my little secret agents have been busy trying out a variety of Bigjigs toys as part of Play Patrol. This month I was overjoyed to see we had been sent 2 items that have been on our wish lists for a while now.
Chunky Lift out space puzzle
I am a big fan of puzzles and the older children have loads, but for some reason Max didn’t have any. There are some on his Christmas list, but for now he has been enjoying the Bigjigs chunky lift out space puzzle.
The big pieces make it easy for little hands to grab and remove them, and the bright colours are really appealing to toddlers. It’s been a lovely talking point too, sitting with Max and talking about what all the shapes are, as well as Gemma and Jacob making up little stories about the space men and aliens.
Max has been playing with this puzzle ever since he got it – it really appeals to him and is the toy he reaches for over and over again. From a parents point of view, I love that it is so well made and finished, and I like that the base is plain colours – I find that actually makes it easier for Max to see where the spaces are. Priced at just £8.99 this would be an ideal Christmas gift or stocking filler for any little one.
Table top theatre and Entertainers finger puppets
Gemma and Jacob love role play – making pretend meals, doing their shopping and, most of all, creating plays. They will plan the story line together, Gemma will write it all down, Jacob will draw a few illustrations and then they will make lolly stick puppets or use cuddly toys to act it out. Both of them squealed when they saw the table top theatre and puppets, and it wasn’t long at all before they had planned a show for us all.
The entertainer puppets are the perfect size for little hands, and make it easy to swap between characters or have 2 on the go at once. The wooden theatre is well made, easy to slot together and equally as easy to dismantle and pack away after play. I love the little chalkboard section on the bottom where the children can write the time of the next show.
So, without further ado, I give you the magic show!