Product Type: ELC baby toys
Newest Review: ... 4 jigsaws showing Ted on his travels. The tin has a price tag of £7 on it, and it tells me it is a 2007 product made from a sustainable sou... more
Ted sure does get around
ELC Teds Travels Jigsaw Tin
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ELC Teds Travels Jigsaw Tin
Advantages: well made brightly coloured jigsaw, tin keeps it looking nice
Disadvantages: not that challenging for older toddlers
My mother in law always seems to provide a stash of jigsaws and activities like a magician with a rabbit in a hat whenever she is in the company of my kids. This is a great skill to have when they are getting boisterous as they start to get a bit too bouncy and physical for each other. Out comes the new activity, and the kids sit down hypnotised for 10 minutes.
One of these activities was an attractive looking tin which contained 4 jigsaws showing Ted on his travels. The tin has a price tag of £7 on it, and it tells me it is a 2007 product made from a sustainable source. That definitely agrees with my principles. Inside is two 4 piece jigsaws and two 6 piece wooden jigsaws. All the jigsaws feature a different travel scene. Ted travels on a boat, a hot air balloon, a space rocket and an aeroplane.
The jigsaws are all slightly different in appearance to make it fairly easy to do for a young child. One is a dark blue to indicate space, there is a light blue showing a cloudy background for the aeroplane, a darker blue sky for the hot air balloon, and a mix of sky and sea for the boat. The pieces have all been cut really well so it is easy to put 2 pieces togetherand the pieces are also thick enough not to bend when under a toddlers hand.
The age range of the set is 18 months to 3 years old. My almost 3 year old still enjoys this set and finds it a little bit of a challenge to find the pieces for each jigsaw, but it won't last much longer. My 4 year old finds it far too obvious and babyish for him. It didn't occupy more than 10 minutes for my youngest, so i think it is definitely more for younger children in the age range and won't hold interest for long.
The early learning centre jigsaws all strike me as a bit pricey at first, but they do last really well as the pieces don't bend or lose their bright coloured pictures. The presentation tin also helps it staying really nice. The tin is just big enough to hold the 4 completed jigsaws.
A wise purchase yet again from Grandma.
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