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My World Puzzles from Gibsons

publication date: Mar 17, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
My Jobs puzzleAt nearly two, Harriet is getting the idea of jigsaw puzzles – putting pieces together to make a picture. What is great about My World My Jobs is that it is eight mini puzzles of two to three pieces each. Each is a character depicting a job from vet to firefighter, cook to builder. You can also have lots of fun mixing and matching.

My World My Jobs encourages conversation about what people do, where we see, for instance, a nurse, adults we know who do these jobs and so on. Harriet always like putting toys away so she loves the "post box" lid. This is an excellent puzzle which is robust enough for small hands, and is colourful with plenty of detail

My Body puzzleMy World My Body proved to be a huge success when we took it to play with during a visit to Pippa's grandparents. Three generations joined in. There are two puzzles – one of the outer body and the other showing our organs, bones and muscles. Even Harriet enjoyed finding pieces to put together.

My World My Body is certainly challengingfor a four year old and that is all to the good as it isn't a puzzle that will be done then left in the toy cupboard because it's too easy! It works on various levels: encouraging word recognition and reading as well as fine motor skills. There is so much going on in the pictures for different ability levels that I'm sure Pippa's older brother Toby will have fun with My Body as well.

My World puzzles and games are suitable for various ages and abilities from pre-school to Key Stage 1 and are all planet friendly, made in the UK from 100 per cent recycled board. Each box features a post it slot in the top so that children can help with putting away.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

To download free My World resources for both parents and teachers, visit www.gibsonsgames.co.uk