What is it
The Playmobil Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar has twenty-four boxes to count down to Christmas. As each box is opened, it creates a wonderful scene, with Father Christmas and his elves helping load the sleigh with toys, pulled by his trusty reindeer. The elves have their hands full to complete the many toys. Even late at night, in the workshop, in the light of the lantern, the presents are wrapped. Now Christmas can come!
What our team of testers said
"Look at the teeny bear - it is so cute." - Girl aged 5
"It' so Christmassy!" - Boy aged 5
- Promotes imaginative play
- Enhances storytelling skills
- Practises number recognition and counting
What our experts think
What a delightful way to count down to Christmas. Each door hides a Playmobil surprise to create a lovely Christmas scene. This toy created huge excitement in our testers, they couldn’t wait to see what the next door contained – the train in particular was a huge hit! Identifying and finding the correct numbers together is also a fun way of aiding number recognition in young children.
The fold-out scene it comes with is great as it keeps all the pieces together and can also be used creatively for the children to make their own scene. We loved watching the children re-enact their own stories, feeding the reindeer a carrot and piling up the sleigh ready. This kind of imaginative role play promotes creativity and benefits children’s personal, social and emotional development as it helps them act out and make sense of different scenarios. This set can also be combined with other Playmobil sets to enhance the play. Our only criticism is that we felt the packets inside could have been easier to open – perforations would have helped!
- RRP: £19.99
- Brands: Playmobil
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Playsets & collectibles
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Numeracy, counting & money
Personal, social & emotional development
Speech, language and communication skills