Archive for the ‘Jigsaws’ Category

Great new wooden jigsaws range! Alphabet Jigsaws

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Having seen a lot of jigsaws pass through my house, having sat on the floor and endlessly assisted children in finding and slotting in  pieces, I was pleasantly surprised to find that when the new Alphabet Jigsaws range arrived, I was struck by it’s uniqueness. Putting the beautiful range of designs and ecological ethics aside for a moment, a really great feature of the Alphabet Jigsaw range is that each jigsaw comes with its own cotton drawstring bag so tidying up is easier and storage is much longer lasting than a cardboard box, which inevitably ends up squished and covered in Sellotape.

Alphabet Jigsaws Map of Europe Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Alphabet Jigsaws Map of Europe Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

I was instantly drawn to the solar system jigsaw which features happy little astronauts, rockets and all the planets, named and bearing the initial letter of their name as a fantastic way to introduce the concept of outer space and start an interest in the solar system.

Alphabet Jigsaws Solar System Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Alphabet Jigsaws Solar System Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Each Alphabet Jigsaw is hand cut from carefully sourced, sustainably grown wood and hand painted using paints that are child safe and non-toxic. Therefore each puzzle is individual and really a work of art. This can clearly be seen in the Sun and Moon Jigsaw which has the most delightful attention to detail in the creatures featured in it. The Map Jigsaws are a great geographical teaching tool for older children. Choose from either the smaller, regional Map of UK Jigsaw or the larger and more complex Map of the World Jigsaw.

Alphabet Jigsaws Sun & Moon Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Alphabet Jigsaws Sun & Moon Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

The shaped jigsaws are great for encouraging little ones into educational jigsaw play.  There is a great range of numbered of alphabetical jigsaws ranging from the simple but charming Numbered Elephant Row jigsaw to the 26 piece  Alphabet Wooden Horse both brightly coloured and inviting.

Alphabet Jigsaws Construction Set Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Alphabet Jigsaws Construction Set Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Great Savings on Djeco Toys & Craft Kits in May

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Djeco 15% off in May

Djeco is one of our absolute favourite ranges and in the year since we started stocking it, our house has filled up with their craft kits and kitchen toys. To celebrate our one year anniversary with them, we’re offering 15% off the whole range through May.

Djeco Crafts are truly wonderful, kits which are absolutely filled with things to do and the finished product is always wonderful. We recently entertained 30 children with the amazing Foam Mosaic Kits, which are wonderfully easy to use, with fantastic colours and designs, while the Sand Art kits have been a massive success.

Djeco History Jigsaw

Djeco History Jigsaw

In the Jigsaws and Games section, there is something for everyone from Chess and Ludo to simple and more complex, educational jigsaws. The History Spiral has been very popular with our eldest daughter, who loves not only the challenge of a circular jigsaw but still really enjoys picking out the different eras.

Djeco Cubanimo

While there are sadly no toddlers or babies in the house any more, we did recently give the Cubanimo set to our little nephew – at 9 months old, he is apparently really loving it and it was out for playing with when we went to visit this weekend :)

Daisy's Toy Market Stall

Daisy's Toy Market Stall

Back at our house, 6 year old Josie was lucky enough to get Daisy’s Play Kitchen and Toy Market Stall for Christmas; a perfect addition to any wooden play food collection. She has really loved all the imaginative games she has played with them.

I really can’t fault the Djeco range at all; beautifully made, well thought out and great value at the best of times, we really hope you’ll enjoy making the most of the special offer.


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