Disney Planes 2 Puzzles from Ravensburger – Review

Disney Planes 2 is the perfect theme for some new puzzles from Ravensburger with the new film being released this summer.  Young fans of Disney Planes will love creating puzzles out of their favourite plane characters and Mister B is no exception.  Being 3yrs old (nearer 4), these puzzles are just the right size for him without him losing too much concentration.

disney planes puzzles 3We received a 4 in a box puzzle set with four puzzles of varying sizes.  A 12, 16, 20 and 24 piece puzzle was included, each with a picture of a different character.  Mister B started on the smallest 12 piece puzzle.  This was the most excited I’ve seen him at attempting puzzles and it was really nice to see a smile on his face whilst doing them.  I don’t know if it was the pictures that attracted him or the fact that he is a little bit older than when we’ve tried puzzles in the past.

He was really determined to complete each puzzle and with a few pointers from me to find the corners, then the straight edges, he managed to get to the end.  I think this is a great little set that we really enjoyed and as his confidence grew completing the smaller puzzles, he happily moved onto the larger ones.  My one criticism of this set is that all four puzzles come in one bag, and all the backs of them are the same.  It takes a while to sort the pieces out to separate the puzzles which was frustrating for Mister B to wait for me to do.  We do have some other Ravensburger puzzles with different designs on the back, spots, stripes etc and I would have liked to see that in this box to aid little ones in finding the right pieces for each puzzle.

disney planes puzzlesOnce Mister B had completed the 4 in a box puzzles we moved onto the 35 piece puzzle.  Mister B was keen for the challenge but he did need a little help from me.  This is great practise for him though and it was fun to sit and guide him through how to put a puzzle together.  We finally completed it and he was so proud at putting the last few pieces in all by himself, hopefully he’ll be doing it all on his own before long!

disney planes puzzles 2We really enjoyed these puzzles and they’ve been great for Mister B to build on his jigsaw building skills.  He loved the Disney Planes 2 theme of the puzzles too and I think he’ll have a lot of fun doing them over and over throughout the next year.  We think any little Disney Planes 2 fan would enjoy them too so why not check them out?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and the puzzles were sent to us in order to write the review.

 

The Muppets Puzzle by Ravensburger – Review

The Muppets puzzle by Ravensburger is designed for children of the age 6+, perfect for Miss M to try as she was 6 in January.  The pieces are fairly large making this a good sized finished puzzle at 49×36 cm.  The puzzle contains 100 pieces making the biggest puzzle Miss M has attempted to date, but also allows her to be a little challenged and make her think a bit more.Muppets 1

The theme of the puzzle, The Muppets, coincides with the release of the new Muppets film and is an image of all the Muppets together.  The Muppets are something I grew up watching and always was a fan of Miss Piggy.  Miss M was quite unfamiliar with the characters but it was a great opportunity to teach her their names.  She found most of them quite funny as she pointed out their quirky features and bright colours.

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We tipped the puzzle out and I guided Miss M to separate the edge pieces from the middle ones and then we began to create the border of the puzzle.

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I thought she did really well, although I did give her a little assistance on the outside of the puzzle to get her going.

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I was really pleased to see Miss M getting totally engrossed in completing the inner part of the puzzle her self.  When she got a bit stuck, I prompted her by pointing out an obvious feature on the box to look out for which got us talking about The Muppets.  She kept herself motivated and eventually finished the whole puzzle which she was so happy about!

I think this is the perfect size of puzzle for a 6 year old as they can just about complete it with minimal assistance and a little guidance, which gives them the satisfaction of doing it themselves but also have a little bit of a challenge.  I like the way Ravensburger grade their puzzles by age and size of the puzzle pieces.  Miss M loved completing The Muppets puzzle and it has given her some knowledge of the characters.  I think this is a great activity for children to do, that can be done again and again.

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.