Having a vague musical background (well, I played the recorder at school) I want to encourage H to understand and read music when the time comes – but let her work it out in her own time. So when we were offered a chance to review the Music For Kids jigsaw activity pack, we opted for one of H’s current favourites (thanks to Jos!) ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’. We’ve not been disappointed.
In the pack you get a jigsaw which I have to say H finds quite easy to do (she’s just turned 3), as well as a CD which has twelve nursery rhymes and a story on it, as well as a singalong songsheet and over 20 peel-able ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’ activity stickers. The jigsaw is 1000mm x 200mm and is sixteen pieces in total.
Jigsaw-wise, I wish the pieces had been a bit smaller to make it a little more difficult, however the beauty of it is that it forms the notes to learn to play the song – so whereas the puzzle may become less challenging in time, it’s contents wont be.
The CD contents are :
Five Little Speckled Frogs
12345 Once I Caught A Fish Alive
1, 2 Buckle My Shoe
Ten Little Pigs
Two Little Chickens
Two Little Dickie Birds
Three Blind Mice
Three Little Kittens
Five Little Ducks
Alice the Camel Has Two Humps
One Elephant Went Out To Play
One Man Went to Mow
Bonus Story – Goldilocks and the Three Bears
So we lucked out with this – loads of counting songs which is great for where H’s development is at the moment – and some less traditional nursery rhymes too.
You can buy the Activity Pack, which is aimed at 3-6 year olds for £9.99 via Musicroom.com. It’s also available with other songs – ‘The Wheels On The Bus’, ‘Old Macdonald Had a Farm’ and ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’.
Coming soon we’ll be having our next giveaway – an ‘Old Macdonald Had A Farm’ activity pack, so keep an eye out!
We were sent this activity pack to review, all opinions are our own.