Learning With The Pirates

It is time for our latest Bigjigs Play Patrol review, and this month we received two fabulous items.

Let us start with a Yo-Ho-Ho with some swarthy gentlemen. No, I haven’t been hanging out with sweaty musicians again, (well, I have, but that’s another blogpost…) instead I am referring to these adorable wooden pirate skittles!

Wooden Pirate Skittles
These Pirate Skittles cost £7.99, making them a great stocking filler!

Not only are these great fun to play with, they are also a perfect toy for sneaking in a bit of learning without your toddler noticing. We have counted skittles, counted how many are standing, counting how many fell down. We have discussed what colours they are wearing, and of course the game itself works on those all important motor skills.

As well as being played with in their traditional fashion, they have also been involved in lots of imaginative play. They have a house in a box, and a new job driving our other review item this month- this fab chunky fire truck.

Recycled Fire Truck
This gorgeous beast will set you back £19.99

Like last months Sea Plane, this is a 100% recycled toy and once again was in super easy to remove packaging. It is easy for small hands to manipulate, the ladder on top cranks up and down, and the ladders on the side are removable for play.

After a hard day fighting fires, the Pirates bed down in their box bed!

Both this months toys have been a big hit with Syd. I love the wooden skittles so much that I have purchased the Jungle version to give to our 3 year old nephew for Christmas. The recycled toy range make great gifts for the kids of friends with a green bent, and of course the kids just love them as they are fabulous toys for playing with!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

Disclosure: We received this toy at no cost as part of Syd’s role as a Play Patrol Agent


  1. BavarianSojourn
    November 6, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    Love the skittles especially, they are gorgeous! 🙂

  2. November 6, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    I too have a soft spot for those skittles – too cute!

  3. November 6, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    Beautiful toys – especially the skittles. I love how bright and colourful they are. And I love how robust the fire engine looks.

  4. RedTedArt
    November 6, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Awww they look wonderful. So nice when learning is fun and colourful!

  5. The Alexander Residence
    November 6, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Love that the truck is recycled, and the skittles are gorgeous, great fun to play with as well as play skittles!

  6. Older Single Mum
    November 6, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Oh they’re beautiful – my boys love skittles but ours keep falling over. These look much more sturdy – am off to check them out 🙂

  7. Liz Burton
    November 6, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Those skittles are adorable. Love a bit of stealth maths action too!

  8. November 6, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    My three would adore these. They adore anything that is bright and colourful and those pirate skittles are certainly that. My youngest son would particularly fall in the love with the chunky truck. Methinks I may need to add those to the Christmas list!

  9. otilia stocks
    November 6, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    Never heard of skittles before but they do look good!

  10. gidders1
    November 6, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    THey are both fab toys, and they really safe and colourful. Recycled too, that’s great!

  11. Pinkoddy
    November 6, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    What a shame my boys are too big for those now – those pirates are fab.

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