What is it
The Colin Camper Van from Indigo Jamm comes complete with wooden toy peg mum, dad, two children and a wooden dog.
Made from durable rubber and ply wood with an attractive paint work finish, the camper van has a removable roof to allow easy access to the inside where the peg people can be put into their matching coloured seats.
What our team of testers said
"Woof woof." - Boy aged 19 months
"Car, big car. Brrm." - Boy aged 20 months
- A lovely set for emerging imaginative play
- Slotting the characters into their seats develops fine motor control
- Moving the van around strengthens gross motor skills
What our experts think
Children enjoyed pushing the bus around, putting the people in and taking them out. At this age children are starting to play imaginatively, which encourages creativity and helps them make sense of the world around them – sets like the Colin Camper Van is great for getting children to do this.
The wheeled van also gets children moving about while they play, strengthening arm and leg muscles as well as developing coordination. Slotting the characters into their seats supports fine motor control and can help children become familiar with basic colours.
EYFS goals supported
Maths – “Beginning to organise and categorise objects, e.g. putting all the teddy bears together or teddies and cars in separate piles.”
Physical development – “Picks up small objects between thumb and fingers.”
Communication & Language – “Uses sounds in play, e.g. ‘brrrm!’.”
Understanding the World – “Knows things are used in different ways, e.g. toy car for pushing.”
It would be even better if...
Our testers had some difficulty putting the characters into the van and taking them out, so an adult might need to demonstrate taking the lid off to access the inside of the van.
- RRP: £38.00
- Brands: Indigo Jamm
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Wooden toys
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Physical & motor skills
Understanding the world