Lily and I have always loved the Orchard Toys puzzles and so when we were approached by them to review their brand new puzzle I was super excited as I knew Lily would love it.
The puzzle arrived and Lily just couldn't wait to get it out of the box and as soon as she spotted it she brought it to me for me to open. I always love the boxes that orchard toys put there puzzles in. Its obvious that the colourful box with the colourful pictures on the front really attracts young children like Lily to want to get that box open and play with whats inside. It also comes with a handy little handle so the box can be carried around.
I love how child friendly and colourful all the characters look and it is very easy to know which each character is. The Orchard toys puzzles are always great quality and very sturdy. They also wipe clean which is great as children can often have sticky little fingers.
This jigsaw is a 3 piece jigsaw and is a great starter jigsaw for toddlers aged 2 plus. Lily is nearly 2 and so the jigsaw was a little tricky for her but she really enjoyed giving it a go.
I find the best way to help Lily do the puzzle is to organise all the pieces so she knows which ones fit together. Children who are a little older may not need this to be done for them as they may be able to match the pieces from looking at the characters or if that is to difficult for them then they can match from the background colours of the puzzle.
I needed to show Lily how to push the puzzles together and provide a lot of help but its definetly going to be something she learns to do herself eventually and it will help her hand and eye co-ordination and matching skills.
For now Lily really enjoys trying to put them together and loves looking at all the different pieces.
You can find out more about this puzzle from the Orchard Toys website here.
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