Reviewed by Sarah-Kate Cantlie
The WOW calendar provides 10 boxes to open on the run up to a holiday, this is like a bonus variety of advent calendar, thus keeping to the same theme and providing anticipation and excitement pre-holiday. The countdown box is good quality, which can make the days a little tougher to open for the younger children, but this just means we all get to join in using the game. First impressions of the calendar were really good, it is brightly coloured and inviting. What is especially good about the product, is that the toys can be used in the bath from day 1 with the toy person and the fish, adding excitement and imagination as each day passes with different water toys revealed.
The set also comes with an activity sheet, which is really lovely and ideal for the car/train/plane journey entertainment, however is a little old for the lower end of the age range, so will have to be stored away for younger children to enjoy in the future. My son has thoroughly enjoyed playing with the toys and they have become the flavour of the moment for bath times, he’s nearly 3 and absolutely loves bath time and swimming, so definitely an all round hit for the holiday.
The quality of the toys themselves is pretty good; the design means they are easily cleaned and unlikely to go mouldy, as can be the case with many of the more rubbery or squeezy bath toys that can be purchased. The toys themselves are lightweight, so not only do they not add much weight in your holiday luggage, but they are also unlikely to cause injury when ‘accidently’ thrown at other children/siblings. The box includes an incorporated slide, this is fun to use during the countdown days, however the box will not survive an extended lifetime in the bathroom, so is only really useful during this initial period.
I would recommend this product, 10 toys for the bath or pool, alongside providing a forum for fun and anticipation before bath time each day on the run up to your holiday. A great gift for young children and a great excuse to spoil them and make them feel special.
Includes: 1 x Girl Figure, 1 x Boy Figure, 1 x Spring-action diving board, 1 x Jet Ski, 1 x Dinghy, 1 x Floating Dolphin, 1 x Floating Turtle, 1 x Water Scoop Sting Ray, 1 x Water Scoop Fish, 1 x Water Scoop Starfish
1 – 2 years – Sensory stimulation and motor skill development
2 – 3 years– Learn to count by opening a new window every day
3 – 4 years – Social interaction
4 – 5 years – Role-play & exploration
Suitable age: 1-5 years
Available to buy from Amazon here.
WOW’s exciting range of award winning toys, are designed exclusively for the under-fives. With exciting functions and features built into them, they don’t require batteries to work so the fun never ends! Easily wiped clean, they are extremely durable and exceed toy safety regulations. Should you wish to browse through their website visit www.wowtoys.com.