Nature/ Type: 4-layer wooden puzzle with a aboriginal girl
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Vintage wooden puzzle collectors / parents or educators looking for multicultural-themed toys
I have a particularly, hopeless soft spot for multi-layered puzzles; they are challenging, engaging, full of surprises and never-ending fun! I love how a new image is revealed each time when a layer is being removed. I love seeing a few different puzzles being creatively combined and incorporated into a single theme puzzle. This Louise Rayner’s Aboriginal Girl 4 Layer-Puzzle from Gecko Educational is one of my newfound favourites that I can’t stop admiring!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) 4-Layer Puzzle About Human Body - The bottom-most board displayed the skeletal framework of the human body, showing bones structure including skull, ribs, pelvis, femur and so on. The second layer are formed by puzzle pieces displaying the system of internal organs and major blood vessels; we learned about lungs, intestines, stomach, arteries and veins, and how blood flows through the heart. Next up is the unclothed skin puzzle layer, follows by the fourth puzzle layer of clothed body. I absolutely love the educational theme. I love how the 25 pieces puzzle show the kids in a visual, engaging and interesting way the anatomy levels of human body.
(2) Diversity & Inclusiveness - Toys that promote diversity and inclusiveness always get a BIG tick of approval from our family. I love the aboriginal girl theme of this puzzle, which is rare to find in the market, and so refreshing to see!
(3) Material - I love the wooden material of the puzzle. It’s durable, light weight, of the right size, and possesses such beautiful heirloom quality!
(4) Charities - I also love the philosophy behind Gecko Educational; I love its emphasis on Australian-made multicultural products. According to its website, a percentage of all Gecko Educational sales support a range of charities and organisations, including The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and various aboriginal projects.
[This review was first written and published in Instagram on 13 March 2022]
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