Product Tested By Louise Roberts – Daniel & Liam Aged 6 & 4 Years
Louise Awarded The Playscope Sensory Tale: We’re Riding on a Caravan 5/5
Initial impression of the product was that it is very colourful and of excellent quality. It was immediately apparent that the product would be able to be used by both children – either as part of independent play and discovery or as part of story time with parents, with lots of potential for exploration and discussion. The playscope sensory tale resource is of excellent quality and both I and my children were impressed with the items contained in the resource bag. The resource bag is easy to carry around and makes the kit portable, ensuring that the items are not misplaced. The boys and I all thoroughly enjoyed the story and the activity ideas provided. The suggested activities were clearly explained and easy to incorporate into the reading of the story – ensuring that each time we revisited the story we had new and different experiences. The story could also be easily read without the accompanying sensory props and suggested activities as in itself the story is a well written and beautifully illustrated tale that inspires imaginative play. The boys loved the sensory items provided, both as part of reading the tale and also as items to play with, touch, explore and use independent to the story. The boys quickly incorporated the items into other imaginative play activities – using the coconuts to simulate horses galloping as part of their cowboy game, and also using the precious gems as currency for their shops or as buried treasure when playing pirates. The sensory items definitely encouraged interaction with the story and helped to engage the boys’ attention. They could easily adapt the items to their own age and developmental stages without feeling that eh story was too old or young for them. The quality of the product as a whole is outstanding – the items are all of excellent quality and together they provide a fantastic resource for mixed age play. The resource is ideal for mixed age play – each of my children could easily find interesting and exciting aspects of the story and kit that they could actively participate in without any barriers being in they way. Value for money 4/5 Age appropriateness and play 5/5 – can easily be adapted to different age groups, encourages mixed age play and topic discussions. We would certainly purchase this product and recommend without hesitation. The Playscope Sensory Tale: We’re Riding on a Caravan is a truly lovely product in terms of quality and flexibility of use. It can easily be tailored to either different age groups, or mixed age play; and the interactive quality of the set ensures that children feel included and engaged in the tale. It encourages imaginative play and discussion. Both I and my children absolutely love this product and have returned to it again and again, each time finding something different to explore, play or discuss within the tale and sensory artefacts. It truly is a delight! Louise Roberts – Daniel & Liam Aged 6 & 4 Years
Product Tested By Emily Sale – Imogen & Rachel Aged 7 & 5 years.
Emily Awarded The Playscope Sensory Tale: We’re Riding on a Caravan 5/5
Looked interesting, well packaged and we were all eager to find out more. The quality looked superb and you could see this was going to be a versatile toy and one Imogen & Rachel could use together (no arguments then!). This is Superb quality and you also get a resource bag with the set which makes it ideal to take with you when visiting family (and great for holiday). The story is very imaginative and you also have list of suggested activity ideas which are explained easily. Great way to incorporate these activity ideas when reading and enjoying the story. So much thought has gone into this product and you have a delightfully illustrated story with props to make it even more exciting. Imogen and Rachel had so much fun together and certainly stimulated their imagination. As you can gather with 2 girls the gems were a favourite along with the cinamon sticks, silk purse, puppet just so much with this item. I just cannot tell you how much we all enjoyed reading, acting out scenes and learning so much together along the way. This is certainly ideal for a wide range of ages and Imogen and Rachel enjoyed playing with their friends and cousins. The quality is superb and an ideal interactive book, game and promotes imaginative play. We just loved this and although the price is high the quality, playability of this item is Excellent. I have already recommended and my sister and lots of friends. We loved this and it just delivered superb entertainment for my girls. A superb purchase. Emily Sale – Imogen & Rachel Aged 7 & 5 years.
Product Tested by Janet Jaconelli – Zac 6 Years
Janet Awarded The Playscope Sensory Tale: We’re Riding on a Caravan 4.2/5
When this arrived Very impressed, caught the imagination. Packaging was good but I was concerned about the smaller parts. The activity ideas listed were very clear and easy to follow. We found the Rhyming text made it easy to follow the story. The sensory-rich artefacts did enrich the story and added to my child’s enjoyment and learning experience. I also feel this would be perfect for Would be good for a reception class. The product is great, easy to follow, use and interactive. I feel this is good due to the educational aspect of this item. Personally I felt this product was slightly high in price. My Son enjoyed it but would not give to a child without supervision because of the smaller parts. A good quality product, educational fun to use but highly priced. Janet Jaconelli – Zac 6 Years