Big Racing Car Talkabout Floor Puzzle

I think I might have mentioned that I love Formula One before?  Maybe just once or twice!  Ferrari, especially, and obviously I’m building Monkey’s enthusiasm too!  A few weekends ago it was the Italian Grand Prix, how I would have loved to be there, part of the Ferrari mad tifosi crowd.  I have actually been to Monza, well more, driven through it, saw the signs for the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.  I was on a working trip, we were running late, so no chance to peep through the gates at the hallowed circuit. Anyway, imagine our delight when a surprise package arrived from the lovely Orchard Toys, knowing our love for Formula One they sent us the Big Racing Car Talkabout Floor Puzzle to have a look at.

Big Racing Car talkabout Floor PuzzleIt wasn’t long before Monkey had got the box open in the kitchen and was busy making the puzzle up.  As you can see from the box, the Big Racing Car Talkabout Floor Puzzle is aimed at children from 3-6 years of age, just right for Monkey.

With 45 sturdy puzzle pieces this provides Monkey with a challenge to build it.  It’s actually the largest number of puzzle pieces he’s tackled, so he needed a bit of assistance to keep him focussed.  Great for hand/eye co-ordination and manual dexterity too.

You may remember that we recently reviewed the new Who’s In Space? Talkabout puzzle.  These are both great puzzles to develop observational skills.  Asking lots of questions – why, how, when.

Monkey loved the fact that the car in this puzzle is Red, just like our favourite team – Ferrari.  We talked about the Lollipop Man in the scene – one of Monkey’s friends Dad used to be the Lollipop man at Lotus.

I love the idea of not just making the puzzle, but getting Monkey to think about what he can see.  What the story is, or what does he think is happening. As with all Orchard Toys games and puzzles there are some handy tips on the back of the box to help you along too.

Big Racing Car Talkabout Floor PuzzleWe’ve had lots of fun with this puzzle over the last few weeks.  Apparently the driver is called ‘Nando aLonso’ ….. sound vaguely familiar??  In this little clip you can see us talking about what we can see ….

Priced at £9.75 (2013 price) I think this is great value for money.  As you would expect from Orchard Toys, it’s well made, there’s lots of play potential whilst learning too, and it would make a fab present for any racing mad fan out there.

Disclaimer:  we were sent this puzzle for review, our comments however remain our own honest thoughts.

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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    1. We’ve got the Big Tractor one too – I agree, the puzzles are great for getting kids to think and discuss what they can see. The Racing Car one fits in so well with my passion and it’s so funny that Monkey gets it out whenever the racing is on now. He can compare real life action to what he see’s in the puzzle – great!

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