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Who’s in the Jungle Talkabout First Puzzle

Submitted by on October 25, 2010 – 8:16 pmNo Comment

We’ve had great fun with our Who’s in the Jungle First Puzzle.  Not only is it a fun jungle themed jigsaw puzzle, it also comes with some suggested questions and activities to do with your child while they’re playing with the puzzle that make it an educational game as well as a fun one.  What more could you ask?

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£6.95

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Initial Thoughts: As soon as I got the Who’s in the Jungle Talkabout First Puzzle out of the bag, my five year old wanted to play with it.  Up until now he’s not shown much interest in puzzles and usually gives up if someone isn’t helping him to do it, but this one was different.  The jungle scene on the front of the box caught his imagination immediately and he couldn’t wait to get started.
We liked: There are only 25 large pieces so it didn’t take too long to complete and the scene on the jigsaw is so interesting that he couldn’t wait to finish it.  The jungle scene features lots of animals and there are no large areas of one colour which can make it confusing for younger children to know where the pieces fit.  On the bottom of the box there are some questions you can ask your child while they’re doing the jigsaw and some you can ask when it’s completed to maximise the educational potential of the jigsaw.
We weren’t keen : I love this Jigsaw although at £6.95, I do think it’s a bit on the expensive side especially for me as my little boy could probably now complete it in his sleep and I think we’re ready to move on to slightly more complex jigsaws.
Overall : Jigsaws develop hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity as well as being fun for children and since my son completed this for the first time on his own he has gone back to it again and again.  Each time, he gets the same look of excitement and pride when he slots the last piece in (shortly before breaking it up to start all over again).  I would recommend this to children under the age of five as a fun, affordable and educational toy.
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