Posted by Tami Anderson in Reviews on February 22, 2017
A few weeks ago we received a very exciting email from DKL Toys asking if we would like to work with them throughout 2017, reviewing their brilliant toy brands. Having reviewed the PlayMais in the past, of course I didn’t hesitate in saying yes! As well as getting to find out about their toy brands throughout the next 12 months, I will also be running giveaways for you to get your hands on them too!
First up was a brand I hadn’t come across before, Scratch Europe. Scratch sell a range of really unique and lovely looking toys, a lot of which are wooden which I love. Baby A was very lucky and received the Mixed Puzzle Farm to try out and review. She absolutely loves sitting and doing jigsaws at the moment so this was a huge hit!
The wooden puzzle has a selection of farmyard animals together with a tractor with cogs and wheels. When you add these to the puzzle you can turn the cogs which turn the wheels. I thought this was a really unique and clever addition to other wooden puzzles we have and one which Baby A has enjoyed exploring.
The puzzle is aimed at children aged 18 months and over which I would agree with. After a couple of times helping Baby A with the jigsaw, she can now confidently complete it without any assistance. She loves telling me what all of the animals are and we have a lot of fun making the noises together!
Puzzles are a great activity for this age too as they really help with Baby A’s fine motor skills and problem solving.
The puzzle is a little more than I would normally spend with an RRP of £16, however, it really is excellent quality and is something that can be passed down to siblings and grandchildren. I find wooden toys really do last and are worth paying more for. Having the addition of the spinning cogs also adds that bit extra to other puzzles on the market.
I really love this puzzle. The bright colours and animal pieces are so appealing and it has quickly become one of Baby A’s favourite puzzles to complete. I would highly recommend this to anyone whose child loves jigsaws, it will last for a long time.
If you like the look of the farmyard puzzle and would like to try one out for yourself, I have one to giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning simply complete the entry form below. Good luck!
Disclosure – We received the above puzzle free of charge in return for our honest review.