I hope everyone’s enjoying our Holiday Gift Guide…make sure you check back often for lots more great gift ideas for the whole family and for lots of great holiday giveaways!
My Lil Diva is at home with me everyday (due to her birthday falling just after the cutoff for kindergarten, she gets an extra year with Mommy…I am NOT complaining) and trying to keep a 5 year old entertained isn’t always as easy as one might think. Since Diva’s days will be much more structured once she enters kindergarten, I try to keep her busy with both structured and free play and when she has the chance one of her absolute favorite things to do is putting together puzzles. All of my children definitely get their love of puzzle building from me, it’s nothing for me to buy a 1500 piece puzzle and spend every free moment putting it together, it’s very therapeutic, and that love has rubbed off on my kids. One of the reasons I encourage puzzle building as much as I do, especially with Lil Diva, is because it combines education (problem solving, learning patience, hand-eye coordination) with fun and that’s a win—win for both of us!
While traditional wooden puzzles are the ones I usually choose for Lil Diva, I couldn’t resist trying out the new iJig Interactive Electronic Puzzle System from Fisher-Price, when I was given the chance. You’d think since trying out new toys is just part of the blogging gig (at least it has been for me), I wouldn’t get overly excited with another one, but nope, that’s so not the case, because I couldn’t wait to get out the iJig and try it out…and I’m not even ashamed to admit that Lil Diva was no where to be found while I was playing. Before I get into more detail about the iJig, I thought I’d show you a little demo of the iJig at work…you’re going to love this one…I promise!
How cool is that?
About the Fisher-Price iJig:
Fisher-Price I-Jig is the unique interactive electronic puzzle & game system with three modes of learning and discovery for hours of engaging play.
Mode 1: Smart Puzzle - An interactive jigsaw puzzle that cues your child with encouraging phrases and fun sound effects to help him learn hand-eye coordination, objects and sounds.
Mode 2: Find & Seek Game - Your child will learn sound, object, color and counting skills. Each puzzle offers a unique set of exciting discoveries.
Mode 3: Discovery Time - Each puzzle & puzzle key come with a unique Discovery Time Game for a unique play experience with each puzzle. The three separate levels of game play allow the I-Jig Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle to grow with your child, helping them to master basic skills and move on to more complex learning while having fun.
I’m pretty sure that the iJig from Fisher-Price is going to be at the top of quite a few holiday wish lists this year and for good reason…this thing is seriously fun! If you have a little one who loves puzzles, then you should definitely check out the iJig…did I mention that you can also buy other puzzles and puzzle keys? The fun never has to end!
Make sure you check out the rest Misadventures in Baby Raising’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for lots more gift ideas for the entire family!
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Disclosure: I received the iJig from Fisher-Price to include in our holiday gift guide…all opinions are 100% my own!