I’ve been trying to find some toys that both of the boys can play with together. Yes, I shivered at the word ‘together’ too. With one who’ll be four in August and another who is almost two it’s pretty tough to find something that they’re both interested in and something they can actually both play with.
Both Toby and Teddy love Paw Patrol; they’d sit and watch it back to back from the minute they wake up to the minute they go to sleep if I let them so they were beyond excited when a Paw Patrol Tumbling Towers game from Spinmaster came through the door. It’s really, really simple because it’s basically kid’s Jenga.
There really are no instructions needed and no fiddly bits to screw together and it all fits back in the box as easily as it comes out, so we were already on to a winner. All you have to do is build the tower (this is where I got the boys to help since they love building things), roll the dice and pull out a brick that corresponds with the colour that you’ve just rolled. Once you’ve pulled it out successfully you just need to place it carefully back on top of the tower. And you just keep going until the tower topples over (or in our case is kicked over!).
However, the boys found lots of other uses for the sticks which include using them as ‘stick men’ around their pirate ship, we did some colour sorting and counting which Toby and Teddy both really love doing.
I found this was a really lovely game for them both to get involved with. We sat and played it as a family and it helps with gross and fine motor skills, it teaches them patience when they’re waiting for their turn and it also teaches them to share the game. Teddy didn’t quite get it as he just wanted to knock it over but he got lots of help and Toby appears to be quite clumsy and heavy handed (we need to work on those fine motor skills a little more!). For £6.99 I have to say I love it. It’s a cheap, family orientated and fun game that’s really versatile. It’s definitely one to consider for any birthday presents in the future!
*I was sent this product in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.