My Little World, Village High Street – Review

My Little World Review

My Little World produces delightful colouring and play sets. Developed by two dads looking to reduce screen time but still have a child led activity.

I always struggle with time to set up activities so something that is ready to go and will keep the kids occupied sounds ideal. I was gifted the Village High Street set in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Little World Review

Tim Frost and Richard Walkling are the dads behind My Little World. Tim the illustrator has worked on animations including Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, Ben and Holly and Moshi Monsters so his style is recognisable to most young children. This was a real bonus for me as my eldest son is autistic and familiarity is really important to him.

My son is also particularly visual so all the little details on the pictures were much appreciated.

My Little World Review

The My Little World products are aimed at children aged 4-9, I tried it out with my boys 3 & 5 and my nieces also 3 & 5. My Little World is a craft activity including colouring, cutting and playing with the imaginary worlds.

We had all my family over for my dad’s birthday and the My Little World set was the after dinner activity for the kids. Find out what is in the set and how we got on below.

My Little World: What is included

I had the Village High Street set but it is my understanding that all the sets have the same contents but the images and theme is different.

The packaging is fully recyclable, made from recycled cardboard. It is a simple packet with a lovely example of the pictures on the front of the pack. Also a good size (9.5 x 6 inches) so very portable if you want to take it out. It would make a great activity on holiday or at a restaurant – or anywhere you want to keep the kids occupied!

The back of the pack details all the contents which is great.

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Lets have a look inside:

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The pack contains:

12 cards featuring black and white illustrations of characters, buildings and extras.

My Little World Review

The cards are also made from sustainable sources and 100% recyclable.

12 coloured pencils, this means you are ready to go with your colouring straight away.

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There are also five stands for your pictures.

My Little World Review

What is not included?

Scissors you will need these to cut out the characters and buildings. It would have been nice to have a few more stands but it has been designed so that some of the buildings can stand by themselves and the characters fold over so can also stand up with no need for a support.

Quality

The product is clearly very well thought out. Each of the illustrations are fun and full of detail, they also include short bios for the characters who are also all double sided.

The buildings and characters all have names and the bios are used to help spark your imagination. Here is an example:

Meet the Cinis!

Cappucinno and her husband Carlo run the busy Coffee Stop. They’re open all hours for a hot drink, snack and a chat!

My Little World Review

The products are designed to be gender neutral, they have a equal split of male and female characters. It is also designed to be fully inclusive, I think it is fair to say that this is an accessible product. You are free to colour it as you wish or leave it blank and play with it as you want.

It is very visual so my non verbal 5 year old was just as happy exploring the pictures as my niece who wanted to know all the character bios.

Obviously it is made from card so won’t last forever but it is decent card so I imagine it will last a fair while depending on which child is playing with it!

How did we get on?

My nieces were very excited straight away, both really enjoy drawing and colouring so this was perfect for them. Unfortunately my 3 year old son was not interested but he was still busy singing Happy Birthday! My 5 year old son was interested and watched the girls for a while before doing a little colouring himself.

The girls were occupied for ages and took lots of care colouring in.

My Little World Review
My Little World Review

The next job was cutting out and both 5 year olds enjoyed this the most and were very happy to show off their scissor skills.

My Little World Review
My Little World Review

Play Time

All the kids enjoyed playing with the set once we had the high street set up and coloured in. My 3 year old who had ignored us to this point was very excited to drive the police car around the room!

My Little World Review

My youngest niece was so proud to see her cafe made up and then to be able to play with it, she absolutely loved it (I know what we will be buying for her upcoming birthday!).

Each of the kids enjoyed different stages from the colouring to cutting or playing which was lovely. The boys may not be big on colouring but they really enjoyed the playtime and cutting for my eldest son. The kids enjoyed it and it made a really lovely group activity.

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Value for money

The sets are £4.99 and I would say this is great value for money. This kept the kids occupied for ages and the girls will definitely keep playing with the set.

It is also a great price for gifts.

My Little World sets

There are eight current sets: Airport, Christmas Time, Emergency Services, Fairy Village, Space Station Foxtrot, Village High Street, and two Scotland landmark-based sets – My Little Scotland Nessie and My Little Scotland, with more in the pipeline.

For all you West of England locals, I have just noticed over on Instagram that they have a Aerospace Bristol set which we will have to get next time we are there. Aerospace Bristol is a fab place to visit if you haven’t been yet.

My Little World can be purchased online at www.MyLittleWorlds.co.uk, from various online retailers, and in a number of Visit Scotland Visitor Information Centres (for the My Little Scotland sets.

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I was gifted a My Little World Village High Street in exchange for my review.  All opinions are my own. 

6 Comments

  1. Anisa
    2nd July 2019 / 9:09 am

    I think I know a few kids that would enjoy this. I love that that made it from recycled cardboard and it can be recycled.

  2. 2nd July 2019 / 12:50 pm

    What a fabulous idea and yes any young child interested in crafts would love this. The sets look professional reasonably priced and very creative. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into it. 🙂

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      2nd July 2019 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks Sharon I agree lots of thought has gone into them and great value too.

  3. 4th July 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Oh wow I really love this idea of this and this would be something that my daughter would love to get involved with. Thank you so much for joining us for #KCACOLS and we hope see you next time!

  4. twicemicrowavedtea
    4th July 2019 / 11:27 pm

    This is a lovely idea and I’m sure it would keep children busy for quite a while. It’s a really reasonable price too, which is a bonus! #kcacols

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