We were lucky enough to be sent a few things from Haba who make really nice usual toys and gifts to review and these game board books were amongst them. I am so impressed with them that I shall be stocking up on them for Christmas gifts.
Come with Us is part of a series of books which teaches children about things in a practical way. Its not just a case of sitting there and listening they have to interact with the book. Toddler Boy and Fifi really enjoy it. Basically you have to place this character in appropriate places on the page as you read the story. The story was fun placing the magnetic figure kept us amused for ages.
Tomcat Paul on the Farm is a picture book with jigsaw puzzles and a board game all built into one. Its actually perfect for travelling as its quite small but does three different things. We also enjoyed this book, although I have to admit I am a bit worried about the potential tears should we misplace a bit of jigsaw puzzle.
I don’t want to go on about the virtues of these books, suffice to say they really are amongst the best I have seen for a long time. They are ideal for us, as part of Toddler Boys speech therapy programme is just to encourage him to talk and discuss things. Games are an excellent way of doing this, so a book and a game all in one meets the criteria perfectly. In my opinion well worth a look at if you are stocking your home library. Fifi has been enjoying them at 21 months of age and Toddler Boys loves them at 3 and a half.