Nature/ Type: Touch-and-Feel Puzzle
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 2 - 4 year-old
Who would love this: Young kids who are exploring the beauty of puzzles & sensory elements
Our kids grew up with a great collection of “touch and feel books”; they bring sweet memories, spark curiosity, and instil the love of reading into the very early years of the kids. So imagine our excitement when we found this “Tactile Puzzle - Zoo” by Janod. This beautiful puzzle combines our love for toys with the “feel element” commonly seen in toddler sensory books. It’s pretty awesome and too adorable!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Puzzle with Sensory Elements - Well, to start with, this is not your usual puzzle! It’s hidden with tactile surprises in seven of the 20 jigsaw puzzle pieces. Our kids were really excited when they discovered the special sensory elements incorporated into this vibrantly illustrated zoo puzzle. They caressed the soft and fluffy stripy coat of the gentle-looking tiger, the smooth and mellow pink fairy-floss feel of the elegant flamingo, the ultra silky giraffe’s body, and the long and cozy thick fur of the koala. They also enjoyed touching the rough, leathery, and slightly rubbery “skin” of the crocodile, monkey, and scaly gecko. I love how the nicely-done puzzle creates conversations, generates questions, and helps young kids to associate the varying textures with the different animals. This puzzle is interesting, visually-pleasing, and educational.
(2) Zoo Animals - A puzzle on zoo animals theme never runs out of style! The 20 jumbo-sized puzzle collectively depicts a joyful scene in a zoo. Monkeys swing freely grabbing onto the hanging vines, koala snuggles lazily on a branch, alligator shows off a big yawn of sharp teeth. The colours are attractive, the illustrations speak to the kids.
(3) Chunky & Jumbo-Size - The puzzle pieces are large, chunky, and easy to be managed by little hands. My two-year-old is able to complete the puzzle independently with very minimal help; my five-year-old finds this puzzle “too easy” but loves its uniqueness nevertheless!
(4) Storage Case - I also love the sturdy storage box that cleverly includes some of the sensory textures on it.
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