Product Type: ELC baby toys
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Fire engine puzzle to the rescue
ELC Fire Engine Lift Out Puzzle
Member Name: claireylulu
ELC Fire Engine Lift Out Puzzle
Advantages: good quality, teaches hand eye coordination
-----The features and details of the puzzle-----
The puzzle is wooden and the board measures roughly 29.5cms by 20.5cms which fits nicely in your child's lap. The actually board is of good thickness about 8mm thick it feels good quality in your hand something you expect from the early learning centre brand. The edges of the board are rounded off making it perfectly safe for little ones.
This puzzle has a picture of a red fire engine filling the entire size of the board. There are two firemen inside the vehicle and one outside with his hose spraying water. The characters are round and bold with nice friendly looking faces. The picture is made up of lots of bright colours enticing a young child.
The puzzle has a total of eight pieces that can be lifted out which are of a decent size. They are all slightly different shapes and all have a yellow peg making it easier for little hands to grab hold of the pieces. I have found with some cheap board puzzles they don't have the pegs which is disappointing as I feel this helps your little one make their first attempt at gasping them. Underneath each piece that is removed is a picture filling the hole. All of which you may find inside or around a fire engine like a fireman's helmet, boots, fire extinguisher, sand bucket etc. All the pictures are nice and bold and fill the space.
As soon as my two year old son saw this puzzle he loved it. He has a big craze on fire engines and is a massive fan of Fireman Sam. Straight away he was making 'ne nah' sounds and taking the pieces out and attempting to put them back in. After a couple of goes he was really getting the hang of it. The fact behind the pictures there was another picture enticed him more. My eldest son who is three and a half even enjoyed giving the puzzle ago although it didn't keep him entertained like it did my youngest. My youngest has had it a couple of months now and still enjoys playing with it.
I love the quality of this puzzle the pieces of the puzzle are lovely and chunky and even if a little one had a go at using them as a chewing aid they would be hard pushed to make a mess of it. The picture looks enticing not only to children but to the adults too. It has a friendly look about it something you would be quite happy to give your child, I was. The simplicity of these types of puzzles is brilliant and Early Learning Centre yet again have not failed to deliver a very thought out product. It is something that will help my son with hand eye coordination and problem solving but it is fun at the same time.
I bought my son's direct from the Early Learning store. I wasn't looking for another puzzle but it just caught my eye on the shelve. It was priced at eight pounds but now you can get it for a bargain price of four pound. It would make an ideal present for a young child. It does have a recommended age range of two years plus but I feel if you have a bright child it is so well made over one years old would be fine with it.
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Summary: A fun puzzle
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