Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Jingle Puzzles

I'm really glad that Ruby enjoys music so much. I don't have a musical bone in my body, I never learnt to play an instrument, and I make dogs howl when I sing.

But, she's now got a great teacher at school who is very talented and enthusiastic, so she comes home daily with new songs to her repertoire. She's even learnt to do 'Jazz Hands'!

When we were sent the Jingle Puzzle set to review, I knew it would be right up her street. It basically contains all her favourite things - stickers; a jigsaw and a music CD. It was bound to be a hit really.

We played with the Five Little Speckled Frogs set, which contains a CD of lots of counting songs. It's a great addition to her school learning, and lots of the songs she's already familiar with and she joins in loudly, including her new favourite which I swear I thought was called 'Alistair Campbell's got 5 humps".

There are over 20 stickers to either decorate things (including the dog in our case) or as reward stickers (with wording such as 'great work' and 'amazing singing').

The sets are aimed at 3-6 year olds, but I'd say the simplicity of the puzzle would put it at the younger end of that range. She did the puzzle fairly easily, but still got great pleasure out of it.

We have the CD on in her playroom, and get silly doing the actions to all the songs.

Retailing at £9.99 I think this is great value for money when you consider all the extras that are included. Each pack has song sheets, activities, a metre long puzzle, a music CD a bonus story and the stickers.

A great little Christmas present. Choose from this one, Old Macdonald's Farm; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or The Wheels on the Bus.

Disclosure: We were sent the set for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are our own.


  1. Ha ha, I am so not musical either!

    The puzzle looks great. xx

  2. Ohhh we have to get that puzzle - It's J's favourite song and he's just started to get into doing more complex puzzles.

  3. Oh you've got me singing again. First it was Spoder Pig after the. Omment you left on my blog and now it Is 5 little speckled frogs.

  4. Very cute...Emmy has the old McDonalds farm one and we love the cd :)

  5. We loved our puzzle and it's a perfect way to introduce musical scores to children.