Product Type: Galt Child Development
Newest Review: ... cotton reels that come with a thick white cord for threading the reels on. Although on the box it states that this product is suitable... more
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Galt Cotton Reels
Member Name: emmad5689
Galt Cotton Reels
Advantages: Great price, bulky for little hands, bright colours, develops matching skills
My daughter was bought this set for her second birthday from a friend of ours that doesn;t believe in age guides although I agree with this toy that it is completely suitable for my 2 year old.
Like I say this was a present so I don't know how much it costs although I have seen this toy on sale on the Amazon site whilst I have been going through looking for things for Christmas for her and it's current selling price is £4.99 with free delivery.
The cotton reels come packaged in an orange cardboard box which is plenty strong enough for keeping the reels in, it also has a carry handle on the top of the box which Emily loves as she loves carrying things round with her for some odd reason. It states on the box that these are suitable for ages 3-5 although I never understand why they put an upper age on as surely it is up to the child when they have finished playing with them. The box is very brightly coloured as it has pictures of the cotton reels on it in red, yellow, green and blue.
In the box you get 20 cotton reels of four different colours and then you get a piece of thick tring to thread them onto, the string is about a metre in length so you can thread all of the cotton reels onto it at one time as they are about 4cm in length each.
The reels are made of plastic and they have no weight to them at all, the string is really thick so doesn;t snap and the ends are bound so that it doesn't fray. The cotton reels have a hole through the middle as well as having to holes around the outer fo the circle too.
Emily loves playing with these reels and does more than just threading with them, she is always supervised when playing with them due to the worry of strangulation with the string but I don;t honestly think this risk passes by the time a child turns 3. We thread the reels onto the string and Emily struggles a little but if we hold the end of the string for her she can manage to put them on, she also likes to build towers with the reels and we build pyramids too which she likes to knock down. Emily doesn't name her colours yet so we have been using the reels for this and if we give her a reel ad tell her to put it with one the same she can do it so she does recognise the difference.
This is a really good set for a couple of quid and has a few different ways it can be played with so your child can get a lot of play out of it as well as a lot of learning opportunity.
Summary: A great set even for under 3's
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