Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Competition & Review: Jingle Puzzle

Meg was very excited when we received a Music for Kids Jingle Puzzle this week.  Not only was it Old MacDonald Had A Farm which is her current favourite nursery rhyme but it also contained stickers, a puzzle, a sing along CD and an activity booklet!
 

I think she thought it was her birthday!

Jingle Puzzles are aimed at children aged 3-6 years.  Meg is obviously at the lower end of that age bracket and whilst she enjoyed and was able to tackle the puzzle on her own, the activity booklet was a little bit complex for her.  We still gave it go though!  She enjoyed using the stickers, and it was Meg who first twigged that one of the activities was to spot the silly mistakes in a picture.  Bless her, she asked me why there was a fish flying and silly Mummy tried to come up with a logical answer before reading the instructions!!


Once completed, the puzzle has the first line of the song written out in musical form which older children would be able to have a go at playing.  Meg was happy to point out the next word as we sang along though.


Not to mention the sing along CD which has been played every time we've gone out in the car!  It has a variety of animal related nursery rhymes which I now know most of off by heart!

Singing and clapping along to the CD

Interestingly, the box also included a leaflet from Music for Kids about introducing the concept of music to young children.  We found this useful to read as we are a fairly musical couple and it has often been the source of discussions as to when it would be suitable to introduce Meg & Eli to playing a musical instrument and how best to go about letting them choose their own instrument rather than it being one that we play!

I think this is a great tool for young children.  The puzzle pieces are large enough for little hands to grasp and simple enough for them to try on their own and for older children they can attempt the simple activity booklet on their own.

As well as Old MacDonald you can buy Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Wheels on the Bus and Five Little Speckled Frogs.  They sell at £9.99 and you can find out more about them here.

I am also able to offer one of my lovely readers the chance to win a Jingle Puzzle (Old MacDonald Had A Farm).  To enter please use Rafflecopter below.

This competition has now finished.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Music for Kids Jingle Puzzle for the purpose of this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

12 comments:

  1. Ove actually never heard of this brand before thanks for introducing it to me :) both mine would love then and just one would satisfy them both!x

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    1. Thanks for entering :) I'd not heard of them either but they have a whole range of music related stuff coming out soon so I'll be watching for it!

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  2. For the entry my 2 both love twinkle little star :)

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    1. Ooh that's another favourite here too, Eli lives being able to do the actions :)

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  3. They are lovely aren't they. We have the speckled frogs one - mainly because I wanted them to sing something different!

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  4. My Kids are mad on ' I am the Music Man' they sing it all the time in the car - but there fave nursery rhyme is Itsy Bitsy Spider ( quite apt with all the rain we have had this summer !!! )

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  5. This looks really good, Josh loves Old MacDonald. You'll have to tell me more about it tomorrow!

    Sam

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  6. How exciting! They look like they really enjoyed it :) x

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  7. Awww love this!!! Hmmm Wheels on the Bus for Dexter - we make up our own words though as I can't remember them!!

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    1. I always end up getting confused, there are so many verses and variations!

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  8. All of mine have always loved Twinkle Twinkle little star - maybe it's just because I sing it the most..? xx

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  9. Twinkle twinkle is Eli's favourite. He learned some actions at nursery and does it all the time now. I think the classics are the best :)

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