09 Apr Chad Valley PlaySmart range
Chad Valley’s PlaySmart range is brilliant for helping children with their Literacy, Numeracy and social skills and would make the perfect gift for children ages 2-8 years old. There are 19 toys in the range and each helps to nurture children’s social and communication skills, helping them to grow in confidence.
As Chad Valley states that the PlaySmart range stimulates children’s imaginations and helps them develop key skills as they play, I was very interested in trying out the Chad Valley Interactive Magnetic Easel. In my opinion, any toy that makes learning fun for children is definitely worth a look.
The Chad Valley Interactive Magnetic Easel is for children aged 18 months +, so I gave it to my 20 month old niece to try out.
My niece absolutely loved playing with this toy and I was actually surprised how long she spent playing with it. The first thing I noticed about this toy was how brightly coloured it was. The red and yellow easel sat on removable blue legs and was the ideal height for my niece to play with.
The Magnetic Easel features games, music and songs to keep little ones entertained. It also has three number keys, three letter keys and three shape keys. My niece loved using the stamps on the board. A chunky pen is also included which again kept my niece very entertained. She was a bit little to do any actual letter writing but it is a brilliant introduction to mark making. Also as her pencil skills develop, I am sure she will love writing and drawing pictures with the pen.
There are different modes available; English mode game, Spanish mode game and Music mode game. The size of the easel is H55cm and was the ideal size for my niece. 2x AA batteries are required but these are not included in the box.
I think the Chad Valley Magnetic Easel is a great toy for children aged 18 months + and is definitely a fun way to introduce children to mark making and writing.