No-one is a better reviewer than children themselves! They know when a product is great fun, has got them really excited or caused lots of giggles.
At Whirligig, we listen to every child’s opinion!
So, we have a fantastic team of toy reviewers – our ‘Whirligigglers’!
Some of our new and exciting products are here – see what you think!
Certainly the hit of this Christmas, the glow in the dark t-shirts will be great throughout the year. Just write on yourself with the special torch and see just how bright it really is!
Making your own music box sounds like hard work, but our toy tester had different ideas! With care and good instructions, watch her build this charming music box and see what she thinks about it.
Djeco make some wonderful arts and craft kits and here is a new one, reviewed by one of our toy reviewers who seems to love it! Very impressive art works!
Bird Bingo is a classic game for all the family – beautifully illustrated and with lots of great information. See what our toy reviewed and his family think – a game that can get everyone playing!
Walls and Warrior is a great logic and thinking game from Smart Games. With 60 levels to complete, can you keep the castle and all the blue knights safe inside by positioning the walls in the right way and keeping the red knights outside? Our toy tester thinks he can!
The Super Hero Adventure Playset has so many stories to tell – open it up and find three play scenes – the superhero lair, the laboratory and the cityscape – there are lots of characters, good and evil. Here are our toy testers having a great time with their first story.
We have loved the products from Timberkits for a long time, and the drummer is always a favourite. Here is one of our reviewers who has actually made it himself, so he will tell you all about it! Well done – a great build!
Chocolate Fix is a great puzzle game – a bit like a sudoku, but with fabulous chocolates to play with. Follow the clues to locate each chocolate on the grid and then use your cunning to work out the remaining positions. There are 40 levels, each one more demanding than the last – can you complete them all before the need for chocolate kicks in?
Here’s a delightful art and craft kit from Djeco – glitter boards. Our reviewer shows just how much fun and how beautiful your pictures will be with these clever kits that everything you need to make four amazing pictures.
Their family said: “The glitter boards are really easy to use and great fun. I’m really impressed with how much is in the set. There is plenty of glitter for all 4 of the glitter boards. I like the box and how it is used for the holding of the glitter boards whilst decorating them. Lovely great art activity set.”
Paint by Sticker has been so popular at Whirligig – and here is a new one full of glittering unicorns! Just match the stickers to the numbers, and carefully place them on the page – they are reusable stickers if you get them slightly wrong. As they work through the book, you will be amazed how accurate they can be. A great one for a plane journey.
Here’s a new Smart Game aimed at a slightly younger audience. The field is full of farm animals – but they all need their own space so that they can graze in the sunshine. Can you divide up the space using the fences? Select 1, 2 or 3 fences and then find how they fit into the space. Our Whirligiggler is very proud of his achievements here!
And the family like it too!: “In all honesty I didn’t think this game would keep his interest but he keeps going back to it. Not only that but we all play it and enjoy the challenges. We’ve stepped it up in our version where you play against the clock…we’re a competitive family!
I love watching him working out how to separate the animals and he loves it when he completes a challenge. The little animals are also very cute so he plays with them as toys in their own right too.”
A great family game reviewed here – I Saw This First In The Jungle, reviewed by our family of Whirligigglers!
We also asked their parent for a review: “I really liked this game. It’s not complicated to set up or learn how to play. It’s well made and it can last for ages or if you play against the timer, it could be one of those ‘quick games before bed’. Also it doesn’t matter what age you are as it’s really about spotting the picture first. Perfect for all the family!”
Djeco’s Flamboyant Sequins allows you to create amazing pictures using great materials.
The parents said:
“I really enjoyed this activity with my child, we found it very calming and relaxing with easy to follow instructions. I would recommend an adult’s supervision initially when setting this up as it does come with lots of pins and sequins which carefully need putting to one side to enable you to pin the correct sequins onto the picture board you are working on.
The instructions are super easy to follow and once set up you can leave your child to complete this on their own or indeed complete this activity with them. I really enjoyed working on this it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours creating two wonderful pictures which now sit proudly on my child’s bedroom wall and would recommend this product for any children who love creating.”
Jump In is a great logic and thinking game featuring the cutest bunnies. Our toy reviewer gives it a great video – a game that really got her brain working!
The parents said “Smart Games have done it again! With 60 levels, this puzzle allows you to proceed at your own pace and whilst the beginning levels are simple enough there is enough to challenge children and adults alike. The game is well constructed and the pieces are nice to hold. The only thing that would make the game better is if the lid had clips to keep it attached to the bottom – then you could just throw it in a bag. Otherwise a rubber band does the trick!”
See what you think!