Friday, 5 October 2012

Jingle Puzzle review and giveaway

Sophia is mad on jigsaws, she has been since she was about 18-months-old.  You can see she gets a thrill out of putting a picture together piece by piece and I enjoy seeing her co-ordination and mental agility develop as a result.

So, when we were given the opportunity to review a new kind of jigsaw - a Jingle Puzzle - I thought it sounded like the sort of thing Sophia would love. 

Jingle Puzzles are made by Music for Kids and is sold by the website Musicroom.  Each set (of which there are currently four) includes a music-based puzzle, a sing-along CD with bonus story and an activity booklet and stickers.  These puzzles are aimed at three to six-year-olds, to engage them with their first ‘hands-on’ introduction to music.

We were sent an Old MacDonald's Farm Jingle Puzzle to review and, you lucky readers, I have one to give away too!


But, first things first, what did we make of it?  Read on for my review and then find out the details of the giveaway...

Review

When the puzzle arrived, I was impressed at first sight.  It all came in a study box with carry handle - perfect for little ones to carry around.  Sophia couldn't wait to open the box and discover its contents.

The jigsaw is a good size for small children; the pieces are fairly large and easy to slot together.  I'm not sure how engaging it would be to a six-year-old but Sophia thought it was fabulous.  Even though she's used to handling jigsaws with much smaller pieces, the fact that the completed jigsaw is one metre long meant it was a new challenge for her.  She got to work straight away.



When we had a little more time together we put the jigsaw together and used the puzzle to sing the Old MacDonald song, pointing to each animal in the jigsaw when it came to making animal noises.  We opened the activity booklet and started to work through the different tasks, awarding stickers as we went.

All in all, I found this Jingle Puzzle to be really engaging...and not just for pre-school children.  It allowed me to spend some quality time with Sophia (and also Dexter, who tried to help put the jigsaw together and then enjoyed taking it apart again).  We talked about animals and colours, and sang songs together.  I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!


Giveaway

Now, here's the exciting bit, I have one copy of the Old MacDonald's Farm Jingle Puzzle to give away to one lucky reader.  If you've liked what you've read and would like the chance to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment finishing this famous phrase...

"Old MacDonald had a farm. E-i-e-i-o. And on that farm he had a..."

Your answers can be as inventive as you like.  In fact, the more creative the better!  For extra entries, you can do the following:

In each case, please leave a separate comment telling me you have done them (and please leave a way for me to contact you, either an email address, or your Twitter or Facebook ID).

Terms and conditions
  • The giveaway closes at 12pm (BST) on Friday 12 October 2012. 
  • It is open to UK residents only. 
  • The winner will be selected at random and contacted within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. 
  • It will be the responsibility of the makers of Jingle Puzzles to send the prize to the winner, not Chez Mummy.  Chez Mummy will not be held liable for any issues regarding the distribution of the prize.

41 comments:

  1. Following you on twitter @ericahughes

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  2. Tractor - not very creative but sons fav @climbingmummy

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  3. Liked on FB -Arin crinnion

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  4. Liked musicroom on FB

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  5. following music room in twitter @climbingmummy

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  6. Liked music room on facebook

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  7. following you on twitter @climbingmummy

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  8. horse @MummyFever

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  9. following you on twitter @MummyFever

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  10. Have liked music room on facebook

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  11. Following @musicroom on twitter as @mummybee81

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  12. Following you on twitter as @mummybee81

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  13. Had a giraffe! ... Love watching little ones guessing what sound it makes!
    Emma xx (twitter id @beachpebble)

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  14. Had a Daddy! He's quite the animal. The sound he makes is like a train in the night too (he's snores something rotten) x (@MyMillsBaby)

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  15. I've liked Musicroom on FB as Gemma Chamberlain

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  16. I'm following musicroom on Twitter as @twitter-714020690:disqus

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  17. I've liked Chez Mummy on FB as Gemma Chamberlain

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  18. And I'm following you on Twitter as @twitter-714020690:disqus

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  19. Finally - I'm subscribed to your emails using gemma.mills :-)

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  20. I already follow you on twitter @meedja

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  21. And I like you on facebook (lorraine cooper)

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  22. And I'm following music room on twitter

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  23. And I like them on facebook too

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  24. I follow them on twitter @baggiesbabe69

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  25. I follow you on twitter @baggiesbabe69

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  26. Following you on Networked Blogs

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  27. The giveaway has now closed and the winner is *drum roll*...Hannah Bartram (@MummyBee81). Congratulations!

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