Product: Wooden Jungle Magnets
Age Range: 12 months+
Manufacturer’s Description: This group of cheeky wild animals, a ranger and his jeep are crafted from wood, have magnetic backs and are perfect for creating storyboards. Ideal for use with a Bigjigs Toys Magnetic Board (BJ380) or on the fridge. Supplied complete with a sturdy wooden storage box, featuring a carry handle. Helps to develop dexterity and concentration.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: Lydia was excited as soon as she saw these fridge magnets. She loves animals and finds going to zoos etc fascinating so being able to create animal scenes on the fridge and so on is right up her street.
We are keeping the magnets in the kitchen, stashed away in their handy reusable box in the bottom of the kids stool. Lydia can get them out herself, carrying the box using the handle and sliding the lid open to get the magnets.
There are loads of magnets in the box; 20 in total, including 17 animals, 2 people and 1 vehicle (a safari jeep). It’s a great selection of animals. You can make some great safari scenes with these and Lydia has really been enjoying putting them on and off the dishwasher door, and moving them around to make different pictures.
As they get older these have great educational value; I can see myself sitting with her talking through the different animals, what kinds of animals they are, and different ways of sorting them due to their colours or characteristics. You could do groupings of animals to practice counting, too. Georgie is starting to learn some basic addition and I think these would be good for that as well.
The quality of these magnets is great, as I have come to expect from Bigjigs. They have magnet sheeting covering the entire back of each figure, so that you can stick them easily to your surface – the kids have been playing with them on the bumpy radiators too do this meant they worked great on the uneven surface too. The detail in the painted animals is really good and they are very attractive to look at.
We have been very happy with these magnets and I would recommend them – I think we might put another set or two from the range on our Christmas list… farm animals for Lydia, and letters or numbers for Georgie.
5 stars for another fabulous Bigjigs product – Agent SuperDucky has been delighted with them.