Reviewed by: Amanda and her 3 year old Bethany
Product/Toy Name: Orchard Games – Alphabet match
What they say: Learn the alphabet by matching the simple pictures to the letters. Only the correct cards will fit together.
- Develops letter recognition
- Promotes language and literacy
- Encourages observation and matching skills
What I say: This puzzle is designed for children aged 4+ but as Bethany is starting to do the alphabet at nursery and is interested in letters and puzzles I thought I would get it now and see how we went.
We did it together so we could look at the letter and then see which animals or items matched those letters and she really started to get the hang of it! She put them all together and put them in a big long line. The only one that confused her was X as it was Fox and Box so words ending in X whereas every other letter it was words starting with that letter. We even got some number work thrown in as when we made the long line of letters across the living room she then counted to see how many we had and she counted to 26.
Favourite thing: Educational and fun, durable small box so easy to put back in pone piece and not lose the puzzle pieces!
Worst thing: The X thing really threw Bethany!
Overall Comment: Great puzzle I would recommend and thing that it will be played with for several years! I think it will help with her alphabet.
Mark out of ten: 9/10
Questions for mum
Did it keep your child entertained and for how long? Yes it did keep her entertained – it took quite a while to complete but I think this will get quicker as she starts to recognise the pictures and learns her alphabet more!
Was it what they were expecting? Yes it was, well made, good puzzle – exactly what you would expect.
Is the toy aimed at the right age group? 4+ Yes aimed at the right age group. Although as Bethany is younger than 4 but I think it will take a while before she appreciates the puzzle fully!
Is the toy safe and durable? Did it survive a play session without breaking? Absolutely