What is it
Children can create unlimited pictures with this magnetic Activity Box! With 78 chunky pieces – it is suited to small hands – the possibilities and combinations are endless! The set also includes dry-wipe pen, chalks and eraser to add fun details to the pictures. There are even seven printed cards included with fourteen pictures to copy. Children can create their own faces or recreate the pictures on the cards.
They can also make it into a two player game: one person describes the card, the other tries to make the face.
Everything is stored neatly inside the box, which can be doubled as a stand for the board, and carried around thanks to the convenient handle making it perfect entertainment during long journeys.
What our team of testers said
"This is a scary mouth." - Boy aged 7 years
- Allows children to express themselves creatively
- Teaches recognition of different facial expressions
- Develops communication skills
What our experts think
This is a really fun game that is suitable for a range of ages – it proved very popular with our testers and the children enjoyed finding the correct pieces for their faces. The set promotes the recognition of different facial expressions and emotions; this could be particularly good for use with ASD children who may struggle with this.
The children really enjoyed playing this as a game making it brilliant for developing communication and attention skills as well as vocabulary associated with faces and emotions. The set can also be played with by one child; this was popular with our younger testers who loved using their imagination and creativity to make different faces (the older ones preferred the game element). Some of the younger children had difficulties identifying some of the facial features so the adult put them into categories for them – the set would have benefited from little bags for the different elements to make this process easier.
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- RRP: £21.99
- Brands: Fiesta Crafts
- No batteries required
- Special Needs Autistic children
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Listening and attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills