Within two hours of our first Bigjigs Play Patrol parcel arriving it started raining. Not much of a surprise with this year's weather, but seeing as they sent Little Miss C some garden tools to review it has made reviewing them properly a bit challenging!
I need to start by saying a few words about the Play Patrol scheme though. Not only did Master C enjoy his first testing assignment, but Little Miss C was amazed about the idea of toys being sent to the house by the "train jigsaw people" as she likes to call Bigjigs. And very excited to have a new bag to take to nursery and a "jigsaw T-shirt" to wear.
Once she found the Garden Tools that she had been sent to review inside the backpack she was even more excited. Before I had a moment to see what she'd been sent she'd already run to the back door to get her wellies and was ignoring the threatening dark clouds and out of the door to play in the garden!
The three hand tools in the set are all absolutely adorable. A trowel, small rake and a fork, all with wooden handles and metal heads. The metal parts are in bright primary colours (and nicely rounded for safety too) whilst the handles are different cheerful characters. Along with a smiling face they have ribbed bodies and cute little ears and noses. Even LMC said that they were "too cute for the garden".
Cuteness didn't stop her taking them outside though and very soon she was digging in the flower pots where we've been planting seeds and in her sand table. Their size is perfect for little hands and she had a great time using them until the rain became too much for us both.
We've had hail here today. In May. And the lunchtime weather forecast also suggested that some parts of the country have a real risk of snow tonight. In May. Should the weather improve these Garden Tools will be perfect for doing a spot of gardening with your children and I think they'd make a great gift for any child with a summer birthday. I just hope they don't end up digging in the snow with them!