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Review: Giant Road Jigsaw by Orchard Toys

As part of our Construction Imaginative Play week on our blog we’ve been enjoying playing with the Giant Road Jigsaw  by Orchard Toys.

It almost doesn’t seem right calling the Giant Road Jigsaw a ‘jigsaw’ as we’ve discovered it is a lot more than that! Made up of 20, beautifully designed pieces Children can create numerous different types of roads and junctions by connecting the interchangeable pieces together. It can then be used race toy cars round!

What did we like about it?

  • Interchangeable Pieces– my favourite aspect of The Giant Road Jigsaw is that every piece fits to every piece-making it easier for young children and much less frustrating. Because is this, The Giant Road Jigsaw is the first Jigsaw my youngest has been able to do.

  • Detailed Illustrations-we loved the detail of the pictures on each piece, featuring everything from pigeons to police officers. This feature is fantastic for developing speech, language and communication skills- as it prompts discussion and inspires intrigue.

  • Reinforces Road Safety– The junctions and crossing a on the jigsaw allow parents and educators to reinforce the rules of the road and road safety through play.

  • Develops Imaginative Play- Imaginative Play is important for helping children to make sense of the world we live in. The Giant Road Jigsaw transports (!) children into a pretend world of roads, where they can be the construction workers building the road and drivers navigating their toy cars around the bends and junctions.

Want to buy it, have a look at it on Orchard Toys website here
See what else we’ve been doing as part of our Construction Imaginative Play Week here

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27 replies »

  1. So far I haven’t found a product from Orchard Toys I dislike. They are so well thought out and a quality made product. This track looks great, if only I could get my son to do jigsaws…. perhaps this is the one. Thanks for sharing #SharingtheBlogLove

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    • So lovely to hear that others like Orchard Toys too- sorry to hear yours for chewed! Great that you’ll be getting another one though. I think we’ll be getting the extension pack or train ones too as they look great as well. Thanks so much for commenting


  2. What a fabulous multi-use toy! This ticks every box for my son – he loves jigsaws, maps, and cars, this would be amazing for him. I could see him playing with it for hours! I love the fact that they can be creative and make something new every time too. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  3. Oh wow I love this and my toddler would love it too! She loves to make a train track and I would imagine she would love to build a road, plus it would increase her ability in making jigsaws. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  4. #thesatsesh ooohhh partial to a jigsaw and this one doesn’t have the issue i have with most jigs…you spend all that time popping it together, it takes up space and ultimately does nothing. I love the illustrations and how it’s suitable for diverse play. thanks for joining us.


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