Bigjigs Toys wanted to know if I would like to review something from their educational section. So with that the fact Lily is in nursery 3 days a week, I wanted to find something that me and her could do together to aid her learning.
Thats when I spotted the Magnetic Weather board and thought, great the perfect activity to do together.
But the BigJigs Toys Magnetic Weather Board, isn't just a weather board. It also features days, dates, months and time.
Lily was at home the day it arrived and she was so excited when it came.
Along the side of the board and along the bottom are squares for all the numbers, and dates and seasons. These all stick here until you are ready to use them. The left hand side of the board, there is an area where each day you can put what the weather is like, the date, the season, and also state what activity you plan to do for the day.
But these are all things to learn about and the weather board gives a great opportunity to do this. Now Lily is attending nursery, it should also help her learn the days of the week.
The board also has a clock, the time isn't something that Lily is yet learning but that is the great thing about this board, she can learn more and more as she grows. She does love setting the time though and even though she gets it wrong, she will say its 5 o clock or may say its dinner time. This is great as she is understanding the concept of time. The clock has 1-12 and also a 24 hour clock. It also has written on it things like quarter too and half past. The hands of the clock both move around very easily and so perfect for little hands.
Bigjigs Toys have made the design of the magnets very cleverly. The months all also have a symbol of the season on it and also match in colour, this helps children remember and match up months to seasons. The activities that are on the magnets are at a guess, music, birthday, school, games, reading, the park, the beach/holiday, and sports. I think these are a good selection though would have loved one for those home days where you stay in because of the rain. We have them often here up north.