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Bigjigs Posting Box

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Manufacturer: Bigjigs Toys / Age: 1 Year+ / Type: Shapes and Colours

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      18.07.2010 18:38
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      good as a gift

      I am a real fan of wooden toys given as gifts because I think they look a lot better than some of the plastic toys you can get on the market, They also can look more expensive than they actually are which is a bonus!

      This Bigjigs posting box is a lovely toy. It is well made and is made solely from wood. The finish on it is smooth and glossy and the size of the items are perfect for chubby little fingers trying to grip!

      It is a box which has a blue lid which is removable by sliding it out. The lid has cut outs of 5 different shapes and each cut out also has a different colour around the edge.

      The box contains 10 different shapes- 2 cylinders, 2 triangles, 2 rectangles, 2 half cylinders and 2 cubes. Each pair of shapes are colours which correspond with the coloured edging on the lid.

      The idea is for the child to figure out which shape goes in which hole by matching them up either by shape or by colour. The shape then gets posted through the lid and when they are all in the box the lid comes off to remove them and start again.

      This game is great for children. The age range is for 1 year and older and it is a good guideline. The shapes are nice and chunky and the design is attractive.

      The game is good for getting children to recognise shapes and colours and also encourages them patience and concentration as they try and get each shape to fit.

      It is easy to tidy up and takes hardly any room at all- the dimensions are 16x16x8. It is a great price for the use we have had out of it and it shows no signs of wear and tear despite having had it for about 3 years!

      I would recommend this to anyone.

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        07.07.2010 10:44
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        A good quality toy that should last

        We bought a Bigjigs Posting Box as a birthday gift for a friends son after racking our brains about what would suit the wee lad the most. With older babies and toddlers its some times harder to be inspired about what a really good toy gift can be. But the Bigjigs range of toys are really good and have lots to offer that will suit younger children and then grow with them.

        I always think that the more retro style toys like this posting box, are really great as they are often made of strong yet tactile materials which are appealing to both the child and the parents. Many of these types of toys don't need batteries, or make lots of annoying and distracting noises either.

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        The toy we bought came well packed in a sturdy cardboard box decorated with a piccy of the toy within. The toy is marked as being suitable for a child of 12 months or over and I feel thats about the right starting point for it. It will suit toddlers too and I see no reason why a child of 2 to 3 wouldn't enjoy playing with it.

        In the box you get a 16.5 x 16.5 sized shape sorting cube. The light blue top of the wooden shape sorter can be removed so that you can empty the contents and start all over again. The idea of the toy is that it can help with hand and eye coordination and shape recognition and its also jolly good fun for a youngster to use.

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        The removable top section has a series of shapes cut out of it and there are a set of shapes that match those cut outs included in the set. The aim of the game is for the child to match the shape with the cut out and successfully place the shape into the cut out, letting it slip down into the box.

        The shapes cut out include a square, rectangle, circle, half circle and triangle. The actual blocks that you get come in a nice selection of eye catching colours and are chunky enough for a child to be able to pick up and grasp easily.

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        The play blocks included are as follows: 2 green rectangles, 2 blue half cylinder shapes, 2 red cubes, 2 yellow Triangles and 2 purple cylinders. This allows plenty of shape sorting and the shapes can be mixed up so that the child has to think a bit more about which shape fits which cut out.

        Our friends lad loves playing with this little shape sorting set and I hope that he will get a few more years use out of it. He does tend to bang the shapes together to make a noise as well as just slotting them into the spaces provided. But they don't make to much of a racket as the blocks are made of wood.

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        He can also spot the different colours now and if you ask him to pick up the red block, yellow block etc, he will triumphantly locate it and lift it into the air with a grin. Then everyone has to clap, which he joins in with keenly. He has not yet managed to really grasp counting out the shapes and gets stuck on 1 and 2, with these being repeated lots, but its early days for that yet.

        He has tried to put the shapes into his mouth and have a chew at times, so I would recommend that an adult is present to supervise play with younger toddlers, just in case of similar incidents. The colours used on the shapes etc are achieved with non toxic paints so are very child friendly thank goodness.

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        I would 100% recommend this little wooden toy as it has brought many hours of play opportunities and is very reasonable to buy. We paid just under £8.99 for the set which was a very good price for such a well made and thought out toy. Giving this a full 5 star rating.

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