I’m delighted to announce that we’ve recently been chosen to be part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol.
Bigjigs is a brand that I have loved and admired for a long time. I always prefer, where possible, to support and buy from brands that have been founded in the UK and have been built on strong ethical roots.
Bigjigs was started in 1985 by Peter and Liz Ireland. Peter and Liz are still Directors of the company and have now been joined by their sons, Tom and Sam.
I am so proud that we will be working with Bigjigs over the next year. And Little Miss H, Little Mister and I are delighted that we will be reviewing some of their excellent toys.
Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle and Garden Bead Box
Our first parcel from Bigjigs arrived in the post and Little Miss H was very excited to open it.
But I planned a little picnic in the garden one evening and decided to give them their new toys then. As it turned out this was particularly apt as Little Miss H had been sent the Garden Bead Box and Little Mister H the Rainbow Rattle to review.
Bigjigs Garden Bead Box
This wooden bead box is the perfect toy for Little Miss H at the moment. Having attended Forest School last term she is obsessed with insects. Specifically, butterflies and bumble bees. So she loves this bead set.
Little Miss H also loves to make anything creative. And so she had great fun playing with these wooden beads and making necklaces that she now won’t let me untie.
Although I gave the bead box to Little Miss at our evening picnic in the garden unfortunately she got distracted by the picnic food. However, the next day I walked into the living room after making her breakfast and found her busily threading beads. Choosing to play with a toy independently is a true sign that Little Miss H likes something.
These beads are beautiful. They are very well made. And I like the bright colours and engaging designs. Little Miss H particularly loves the large wooden butterfly, lady bird and bumble bee beads.
The possibilities for learning through play with the Garden Bead Box are endless. Little Miss H enjoyed making different patterns with the beads. She also liked counting the different design beads and sorting them into piles. We sorted them by colour, by design and whether they were insects or flowers.
However, Little Miss H mostly wanted to thread the cords to make necklaces. Which she then insisted that she and her Aunt wore for the whole of the day.
The Bigjigs Garden Bead Box really is a fantastic toy and perfect for Little Miss H. The creative possibilities are endless. Plus, I love the fact that Little Miss is playing with a classic wooden toy.
The Bigjigs Garden Bead Box can be bought from the Bigjigs website for £10.99.
Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle
Bigjigs sent Little Mister H their wooden Rainbow Rattle. How perfect is this toy for our rainbow baby?!
And he loves it.
Little Mister H is learning cause and effect at the moment. So he finds it very amusing to waves his hands while holding the rattle and hear the delicate bell ring. He also likes to make the rattle chime by dropping the rattle on the floor.
He seems very interested with the different colours on the rattle. And he enjoys passing it from one hand to the other to look at the bright rainbow colours.
And of course, Little Miss H puts the Rainbow Rattle in his mouth. But I have no worries about that as all Bigjigs products use child-friendly paints, stains and lacquers. Meaning they are safe for teething babies to chew.
The Bigjigs Rainbow Rattle is such a simple toy but it is beautifully made and Little Mister H is entranced. It can be bought from the Bigjigs website for £7.49.
Thanks so much to Bigjigs for choosing us to be part of the Play Patrol. We loved these toys and can’t wait to see what we get to review next.
What kind of wooden toys do your children love to play with? And do you have any Bigjigs toys? I would love to know.
We are part of the Bigjigs Play Patrol and were sent these toys for the purpose of this review. As always all words and opinions are my own and 100% honest.