I am really pleased to now be working with the Good Play Guide as part of their Ambassadors programme. Child development expert Dr Amanda Gummer founded the Good Toy Guide back in 2012 to provide a trusted resource for parents when looking for good toys. I have been very impressed with all the toys I have tried that feature in the guide so I am excited that I will be able to share more great quality toys with you thanks to the Good Play Guide.
One toy kindly gifted to us by the Good Play Guide is the Orchard Toys Christmas Eve Box. We are already big fans of Orchard Toys in this house as their products are always so visually stimulating and really inclusive.
What’s in the Christmas Eve Box
The box contains a 20 piece Christmas Eve Jigsaw Puzzle and the 2-4 player Christmas List board game.
The Christmas List Game
If you are familiar with Orchard Toys Shopping List game it is the same but filling your stockings rather than shopping basket. For those of you who are not familiar each player gets a stocking board and a Christmas list featuring the items you need to add to your stocking board. Players take turns picking an item card with the winner being the first player to fill their stocking.
Board games can be a challenge with my boys as they struggle to understand rules and find turn taking hard. This is a perfect example of a game we can play, it is easy to follow and understand visually and most importantly fun. Both my boys have really enjoyed playing the game and we had a lovely time playing with their cousins at the weekend. I am looking forward to having a game we can all enjoy with the extended family at Christmas.
It is also a quick game to play which is great for short attention spans! All the kids wanted a turn with the Cat’s stocking yet nearly every turn I was told I had to have the ‘old lady’ stocking!! It is also ideal for anyone working on visual matching skills. I honestly can’t fault this game and would highly recommend it.
Christmas Eve Jigsaw Puzzle
As usual with Orchard Toy games the puzzle is really good quality so stands up to lots of play. A good size but with a really nice festive scene. My eldest likes puzzles so he was straight in there putting this one together. It is also really lovely that the puzzle picture features all of the items on the Christmas lists in the game.
We also used the item cards from the game to match up the items in the puzzle with my non-speaking son.
Now the boys are familiar with the game and puzzle I am putting it away so it can come out again on Christmas eve for some fun family time together. Such a lovely set and a really easy way to do a Christmas Eve box. Available from the Good Play Guide.