Over our time as Play Patrol agents for BigJigs the Little A’s have been lucky enough to test some great toys and this month’s selection was no exception.
Baby A received the Rainbow Rattle, Little Miss A received the Candy Floss Food Mixer set and Little Mr A received the Junior Tool Box.
The Rainbow Rattle is a really nice little toy that is suitable from birth. It’s bright colours help with colour recognition and sensory development as well as being really fun to roll around and shake about with the bell inside. Baby A can often be found sat shaking her rattle or rolling it around the floor.
Little Miss A was over the moon with her Candy Floss Food Mixer and it has made a really welcome addition to her play kitchen. It really is a very beautiful toy as well as being lots of fun to play with. It would make a great gift for any little one who loves imaginative play. The wooden food mixer not only looks great but it also has some really good features that make it seem very realistic. There is a clicking on/off dial and a liftable mixer that you can rotate via the wheel at the top. With the mixer you also receive a matching rolling pin, a wooden spoon, two cookies and a tray with carrying handles. It really is a lovely set for role play and I have found it to be excellent quality too. Baby A has grabbed it a couple of times and it has stood up to being knocked around. I think it is a toy that will be enjoyed by the girls for a long time to come and I am sure it will last too.
Little Mr A received something really different and very practical this month in the Junior Tool Set. He always likes asking his Dad if he can help with DIY around the house and now he has his own tool kit he can! When we opened up the box we were really surprised at how comprehensive the set was. There is everything a young woodworker or DIY enthusiast could need including screwdrivers, a saw, spanners, a hammer, a plane and much more. All of the items come stored in a really handy wooden case which closes up and fastens so that everything is stored safely and neatly inside. Although the tools are not as good a quality as ‘grown up’ tools, they are perfectly adequate for young children to get a grip on how to use them and I can see Little Mr A really enjoying learning how they all work. I think this would make a great gift for any child 8+ who loves to be creative. It makes a great change from a ‘toy’ and is something they will get a lot out of for a few years.
Disclosure – We received the above featured items free of charge in return for our honest review.