I’m always keen to look for new ways to get my eight year old son interested in learning whilst not actually realising that’s what he’s doing. We recently received the Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Set which does just that.
Aimed at anyone aged 7 years and over the Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Set is a 522 piece puzzle which makes 8 3D planets to make a miniature solar system. It also comes with stands for each of the planets, a double-sided poster, thread to hang the puzzle planets and to create the sun mobile.
Ravensburger 3D puzzles are made from high quality plastic pieces which are all numbered, making them easy to construct.
We’ve made a number of their 3D puzzles now, and they really are easy once you’ve sorted the pieces into numerical order. They fit together well and in this set each puzzle is bagged separately.
The planets range from 27 pieces up to 108 pieces and can sit on the bases provided or being strung up and suspended from the ceiling. My son decided he didn’t want to hang them so he could get a closer look at each of them.
We decided to lay the double-sided poster out of the floor and create our solar system.
The Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Set really helped him to visualise the solar system and see the differences in size between the planets and what they look like. He’s been fascinated by this set and the post is now up on his bedroom wall.
We’ve also made the Sun mobile and hung that in his bedroom too.
We’ve both really enjoyed making up the Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Set and I’m going to suggest he takes it into school if they are learning more about space this year. I’ve also included my Amazon Affiliate link below in case you would like to buy this set yourself.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review