CBeebies is always on in the background when we're home and Bing is definitely one of my kids top three TV shows. Every time the opening credits roll, I hear a chorus of "Bing's on!" then their eyes don't come off the TV until it's over.
When C was offered the chance to
review Ravensburger's Bing Bunny themed 4 in a box puzzles I knew I had
to say yes. I definitely think he would disown me as a mother if I said
no and he found out.
When the puzzle arrived and I opened it
out of the packaging, both children were excited at seeing their favourite
characters Bing, Flop, Pando, Amma, Padget, Sula, Coco and Charlie on the outer box. The
puzzles are recommended for children aged 3 years + so for reviewing
purposes I did them with C first but over the past few weeks E has had a
go but, of course, can't quite work them out just yet.
mentioned before, there are four puzzles included in the box. Each
puzzle has a different amount of pieces - 12, 16, 20 and 24. When
completed, the puzzles are all the same size so the individual jigsaw
pieces get smaller as the amount of them increases. I wanted to start C
off with the easiest puzzle - the 12 piece - to see how he got on before
As I imagined, he had no problems
whatsoever. He does own jigsaws and enjoys doing them so this was no
different. Except the fact that he was a bit more excited by the
characters. As we did the rest of the puzzles he did need more help (understandable as he's just shy of 4 years old) but I
know he'll be whizzing through them in no time.
loved the bright, recognisable images on the finished puzzles and gave
cheers when they were completed. I love how each puzzle has a different coloured
border. It really helped C understand which pieces go together as I
don't think that he would be able to tell solely by size at this age.
The jigsaw pieces themselves were very well-made and perfectly finished.
C has no trouble holding them and slotting them into place. He has
asked to do them quite a lot over the past few weeks and I definitely
think I'll be picking up more character puzzles for him to have a go at.
The Bing Bunny 4 in a box puzzle retails at around £5.99 from all good toy and bookshops. You can find out more at the Ravensburger website and keep up to date on their YouTube and Twitter accounts.
(We received this item for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)