The Read and Play Dinosaur Activity Pack from Miles Kelly has been a huge hit here with 5yr old Mister B. It really is packed full of activities that have fully engaged him and he has returned to the pack time after time.
The box opens out to reveal a pile of contents including a story book, an activity book, a puzzle and two precut sheets of accessories. What’s really clever about this box is that the flaps and the inside all contain things to do which you’ll see further down the review, but also the box is a great place to store everything at the end of play.
We started reading the story book ‘Rex gets a Scare’ which is perfect for young children with full colour pages and lots to look at which also keeps my 5yr old entertained as he likes to tell me everything that he sees going on through the pictures. The story follows Rex, a large green dinosaur who shouldn’t be scared of anything but finds he gets scared by flowers and bees. He has lots of dinosaur friends around him though to support along the way.
The activity book is packed full of puzzles and games that my little boy loved from mazes, dot to dot, spot the difference and even a fun ‘Scramble and Slide’ game that he loves to play.
The box itself opens up to become a dinosaur play scene. There are some press out sheets to create dinosaur models of Rex and his friends which we sat and made together. My little boy could then play with his model dinosaurs on the play scene which he really enjoyed.
The flaps of the box fold over to reveal a couple of board games, ludo and draughts. The counters for these can be popped out of one of the pre cut sheets and my little boy loved the dinosaur discs. Prior to this my little boy wasn’t aware of the rules of draughts but it is now a game he enjoys and happily plays.
One of his favourite parts of this set was the puzzle. I think because it was round it had extra appeal, but it is also a really good thickness that will last unlike a lot of puzzles in book sets like this.
Overall I think that the Read and Play Dinosaur set is excellent and has been thoroughly enjoyed here along with being packed with good quality pieces that have been well thought out and are perfect for young dinosaur fans.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.