My little boy loves Octonauts and he loves jigsaws so this was an ideal gift for him. He has just turned 4 and can do 100 piece jigsaws without help so this set is very simple for him but he likes it because it is nice for hm sometimes to be able to do a puzzle which is more straight forward and less of a challenge. These jigsaws are bright, good quality and really lovely for children who are fans of this television show.
Octonauts is a children’s television show which is shown on Cbeebies daily. It tells the tales of little creatures that live under the sea- a penguin, a polar bear, a cat and so forth. These creatures get into all kinds of adventures as they rescue sea creatures and are always seen as heroes. It’s a very innocent programme but has some educational elements to it and is quite exciting at times so ideal for young children who are captivated by this kind of show. There are lots of things you can buy with Octonauts on now, we have lots of toys, a bag, teddies and jigsaws and I have found that they are usually very good quality.
The jigsaw, what you get
This jigsaw includes 4 puzzles and each puzzle has a different amount of pieces but are all teh same size when made so the pieces get smaller with the number of pieces increasing. The pictures in the jigsaws that we have are:12 pieces- Gup B with the cat figure riding it and lots of creatures swimming around him.
16 pieces- Gup S- with a few of the characters within it and lots of icy looking things in the background.
24 pieces- Gup D with the captain riding it and the sea dog out in the sea. This is a very colourful jigsaw.
36 pieces- Gup X this is the largest of the machines and has a little octopus in it too.
All of the jigsaws have lots of details within it which makes it easier to complete, I find jigsaws which don’t have a lot of detail are very difficult for children to complete so this is ideal to have all the background creatures and coral and things to add the details. As well as making it easier to complete it also makes it nice and interesting so will hold a child’s attention and give you things to talk about.
I think that the quality of these jigsaws is very good. They are well cut- no bits of cardboard hanging off or pieces not quite cut properly. They fit together well too and it’s obvious when you have them in the right place so there is no confusion. The pieces of jigsaw are really quite thick too, yes they will bend if you force them but they’re not too flexible which make them ideal for small hands that can be slightly too heavy handed with them! They also have a slight shine to them which make them possible to wipe down if they get sticky. I think the design has been well thought out, when made up they measure approx 20cm x 15cm so they’re not too big for little hands to be able to reach over to put the pieces together. Very good quality indeed.
My little boy does lovea good jigsaw and finds these quite easy. He is 4 but my daughter who is 6 finds the 36 piecer a challenge so every child is different with how they find a jigsaw. I think these are great and help to build up a child’s knowledge and skill set. Completing jigsaws teach children patience, we all want to see what the finished product is but we have to work at it to be able to build it up and this takes patience. I love watching my little boy sit down and take his time over this, it is teaching him how to be patient and seeing a reward for doing so at the end when he has completed it. It is also teaching him to look for patterns and use his hands carefully to place pieces together. We have also used this jigsaw to talk about the scenes in the pictures so it’s helping him to understand what i shappening and uses his imagination to think up the story behind it. You can definitely get lots out of these jigsaws!
My son finds these jigsaws very easy but fun too. I think it’s nice for him to have a jigsaw to complete that isn’t too much of a challenge for him as it’s really enjoyable and he’s able to feel confident in his ability to make them up with ease. He has lots of fun doing these jigsaws as he talks to the characters whilst he does so and puts on silly voices, acting out various things that they’re doing. I think these are very good fun and it’s nice to see both of my children putting these together.
I think these jigsaws are very good quality which help entertain children and also give them some educational skills too which are very useful. My children love this programme and they love this jigsaw set too. I think it’s nice to have 4 different ones so that you can build up over time. I think it’s probably ideal for a 3 year old who isn’t a jigsaw whizz like my own child is as then I think you would get more from this set.It is very good quality, you can tell it’s been well thought out with the pictures and the sizes of them.
I like how the individual jigsaws are easy enough to work out which pieces go with which as they are all different sizes so you don’t have to spend a lot of time working out which pieces go with which.
I’m very pleased with this. I’m not sure how much it cost as it was a gift but it is currently available on Amazon now for £5.99 which is good value as you do get 4 puzzles and they are all very good quality. I do recommend for any Octonaut fan especially if they love a good puzzle!