Thursday 22 August 2013

Orchard Toys 'Who's In Space?' Puzzle

Orchard Toys have recently brought out 3 new games and puzzles and we're going to be lucky enough to review them. 

The first we're reviewing is a new 25 piece jigsaw 'Who's In Space?'. 

This jigsaw is designed for children aged 3+, and my 3 year old can put it together with no problems. As with all Orchard Toys puzzles and games it is made from good quality thick recycled board in the UK. The pieces are large and the finished jigsaw is 42cmx30cm, so not the largest of Orchard Toys puzzles, but plenty big enough that 2 children and an adult can look at it together.

 The puzzle is especially designed to be talked about, and has loads going on that will provoke discussion in children from 3 to around 8. It introduces aliens and various spacecraft, as well as some of the planets in our solar system and more practical matters, including ideas around how you would repair or put together your equipment if you were in space?

As this is a puzzle it promotes problem-solving, hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity. The subject matter encourages discussion and learning and introduces some basic Science and Physics.

On the back of the box is a helpful guide to discussion to get you started

 I really love this puzzle. It arrived at lunchtime and my boys have already completed it several times. They have both stared at the picture and asked questions, and they've chatted together about what they can see. I've even had to look up a couple of answers to their questions myself - and learn the difference between a satellite and a space station!

Who's In Space retails at £7.50 and Orchard Toys offer free mainland UK delivery on all orders over £15. We think this is a brilliant puzzle for the money and makes a great gift (for a school friend's birthday for example). We give this jigsaw 5/5

Orchard Toys sent me this puzzle for the purpose of review.


  1. Love the look of this - such an appealing and interesting picture, my boys would really enjoy this i think, will look out for it!

    1. It is a great one, my boys love anything 'space' too, so they're delighted with it :)

  2. The space puzzles look fab and anything that encourages kids to take an interest and look up answers to things is a winner in my book.

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    1. It is really cool. My youngest loves it - I've just had to pick it up off the floor yet again :)

  4. This looks really good - we had lots of OT jigsaws for Little Mr A and they withstood lots of play!

    1. They certainly do - I've lost count of the amount of times they've been dropped or trodden on and they still look immaculate thankfully!


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