One of my fondest memories of Christmas past is the family challenge of a jigsaw puzzle. I can remember, as a child, a table was always set aside for the obligatory family puzzle and, if we were walking past or had a spare moment, between us we would complete the puzzle. It would always give me the most immense amount of satisfaction putting in the last piece. Many of our puzzles were British landscape scenes.
Now, thanks to Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, Grace is able to share in this piece of jigsaw tradition with me! I was given the opportunity to choose from one of the children’s range and I was pleased to see that they had a good amount of educational style puzzles including the alphabet, numbers and the one I choose – the World Map. It comes in either 50 or 250 pieces and retail prices start at £24.95. WithGrace’s continuing love of Geography and ‘just how big is the world Mum?’ this was the perfect choice for her.
Firstly I was impressed with the packaging. Not only is the box classy but, when you open it up, there is a drawstring bag holding your puzzle pieces. The pieces themselves are obviously of good quality being as they are wooden but also easy enough for small hands to handle. I was also pleased to see that some of the pieces are cut out in the shape of the countries they represent – for example a kiwi, a sumo wrestler and the taj mahal – adding an extra bit of fun to the puzzle experience.
The jigsaw puzzle itself is colourful and well-made and also inside the box is a list of all the countries with the representing numbers next to them. Wentworth state that their puzzles are made with precision laser cutting and come in whimsy shapes and irregular pieces to make for a more rewarding challenge. I wholeheartedly agree with all of this. Plus they are British-made.
To find out a bit more about them, you can watch this video:
If you are stuck for what to give this Christmas then an educational jigsaw puzzle is the perfect present in my eyes!
Disclaimer: I was given the world map jigsaw puzzle to review and keep, however, all words and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.