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Toy ideas for a 2-year-old who loves jigsaws? (apart from more jigsaws!)

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porcupine11 · 28/01/2011 10:01

My son 2 yrs 3 months is addicted to jigsaws. Apart from more jigsaws, I'd love some ideas for other toys that have proven big appeal to jigsaw fans. I don't mind buying 3+ toys as all his jigsaws are 3+. Many thanks

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Vanillacandle · 28/01/2011 17:37

What about construction toys like Lego or Kid K'nex? They come with patterns to build things, so it would be like building a 3-D jigsaw and there is the added benefit of being able to play with what you've made afterwards.

Othersideofthechannel · 28/01/2011 17:39

Those magnet shapes that interlock together to make pictures and patterns? Often come in a carrying case with magnetic board lining.

ElusiveMoose · 02/02/2011 09:32

I second the magnetic shapes things - DS1 (also a jigsaw addict) has got a couple of those that he loves. What about simple board games? Obviously not the same skills as a jigsaw, but often appeal to the same kind of child. Check out Orchard Toys - they do brilliant games. DS1 absolutely loves anything with dice (snakes and ladders, Ludo etc), but you can also get simpler games that don't require any letter/number skills (and, indeed, teach those skills) e.g. Dotty Dinosaurs, Shopping List etc. Oh, and how about dominoes? We LOVE dominoes in this house.

TallulahDoesTheHula · 02/02/2011 09:33

marble run! my ds1 was a big jigsaw fan and LOVES the ELC marble run

ElusiveMoose · 02/02/2011 09:47

Oh god yes, marble run. I forgot that. Keeps DS (and, more importantly, DH Grin) entertained for hours.

Oh, and by the way, can I suggest charity shops? I have recently discovered that they are absolutely great for things like jigsaws, board games, dominoes etc. Got DS1 more stuff yesterday than I got him for Christmas, and it cost me about three quid.

KeepCalmAndCarryOnMNing · 03/02/2011 21:06

Another recommendation for dominoes from someone who also has a jigsaw loving DS.

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