We have been sent some of the Thomas and Friends wooden toys collection from Flair to take a look at. Mr C and Miss S both love Thomas so I knew they would go down a storm. I love that all 4 of the toys are of educational value. We always try to encourage the children to play with toys that are learning based to improve their skills. A huge parent thumbs up is that none of them require batteries and being wooden they can be wiped over when they get mucky.
The sorting box retails at £9.99 and is suitable for aged 18months and up. It has 4 colourful sorting pieces and a sliding lid for easy access to the pieces, it has a lovely Thomas motif on one side. Its a great toy for promoting problem solving, concentration, hand eye coordination, colour recognition and counting. It is a little young for Mr C but he still loved playing with it because it was Thomas! HE easily identified the colours, shapes and managed to get them into the correct holes.
The wooden dominoes & track puzzle retails at £12.99 and contains 32 double sided pieces. They are lovely smooth wooden pieces with engine prints on one side and track print on the other side. The pieced can be used to play a matching puzzle (see video below for demo) or just to make a track out of to push your trains around. Mr C really liked this puzzle, he enjoyed playing the matching game and naming the engines.
The Tic Tac Toe retails at £9.99 and due to the small counters are aimed at aged 3+, inside the box is the play board, 5 red counters and 5 blue counters. The aim if the game is to get 3 of your own counters in the row. I'm not sure if Mr C fully got the aim of the game but he seemed successful in blocking my moves, all be it not intentionally!! He really seemed to enjoy this game and its really good for promoting concentration and problem solving.
The wooden clock was definitely our favourite of all of the toys we were sent for review, priced at £14.99 and aimed at ages 3+. The clock comes with 12 double sided pieces, movable hands and 2 dice. The clock offers 3 levels of play, counting, learning minutes and telling the time and Mr C loved it. He already recognises all his numbers so we skipped level 1 and are working on level 2 of recognising minutes. The pieces are double sided with hours on one side and minutes on the other and the die are the same. Its a really great educational toy and I would really recommend it for your little one who love numbers.
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*We were sent the above items FOC for purposes of review, all opinions are my own.