Review by Chloe Witters
This is a sweet little jigsaw game that involves matching the mummy animal with her babies. When I was younger and into my jigsaws, Ravensburger were always the best quality, so I was pleased to see that this jigsaw is also made by Ravensburger.
Arlo loves animals and he also really loves the ‘mummies and babies’ concept at the moment, so this toy was perfect for him.
Arlo is 23 months old and the jigsaw is recommended from I was a little apprehensive that it would be too difficult for him – that there were too many sets for him to spot the pairs (easily solved by removing some of the pairs if this is a problem, by the way), and that he wouldn’t be dextrous enough to put the jigsaw pieces together. He surprised me on both counts and was a pro at this game within two minutes of opening the box. It takes him about 10 minutes to complete the whole jigsaw. To be honest, I wish it kept him busy for a bit longer!
I don’t know why, but on first inspection I deemed it to be the least exciting-looking toy in our Toyologist delivery. I think I succumbed to the obvious ‘judging a book by its cover’ idea, and like Arlo, was straight away excited about the toys with recognisable characters and the all-singing, all dancing noisy toys. The Toyologist program is teaching me a lesson that I already know deep down – some of the best toys have just one simple function. The Mothers and Babies Game turned out to be Arlo’s favourite toy out of all his Toyologist toys sent to us this month.
It’s a lovely game that we can play together, and also encourages independent play, keeping him occupied for around 10 or 15 minutes. The Ravensburger Mothers and Babies Game will be available at Toys R Us in time for Christmas.