We’re all for a wooden toy at Tippytupps HQ and when they’re educational too, well we’re all for it. So, when the opportunity came up to review the Hape Discovery Box, we were keen to get involved.
THE HAPE DISCOVERY BOX
The Hape Discovery Box is a cube of fun, packed full of activities on every side. They include a wire bead maze, an abacus, a mirror, a colour wheel and a spinning wheel. Suitable from 2 years upwards, the box not only works to encourage little ones to use their imagination but also helps them work on their hand-eye coordination and then when a little older colour recognition and counting.
His favourite sides so far have definitely been the abacus and the colour wheel. Whereas he loves the colour and the fun, I love the fact that it is made with sustainable materials. Not only does it look fabulous, bright and fun but it also sturdy. Like it would take the weight of a little man trying to climb on it!
Although the recommendation is from 2 years upwards, at 20 months Henry loved this so I don’t think you necessarily need to wait until the full 2 years. However, you need to keep in mind that there isn’t much weight to the box. This is good thing for toddlers who want to move it around, but it won’t take much weight of a baby trying to use it to pull themselves up with.
Therefore, I think the best age range for this will be for toddlers who are already mobile and can get themselves to their feet. Either that or you will just need to keep a close eye on them as they are playing.
Beautifully made with bright, bold colours, I think any child who likes colour will love the Discovery Box. The materials used makes for a traditional toy that gives them impression that it would last, making it a perfect choice for a gift.
The Hape Discovery Box has a recommended retail price of £32.49 but is currently available on Amazon for £18.99 (affiliate link – price correct as at June 2o18).
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided with this item in return for my honest review. As always though, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.