So we are almost at the end of another summer holiday and what I have really enjoyed about the last six weeks is all the games we have been able to play with the girls.
This is especially important when trying to keep their minds ticking over and not gathering dust during the holidays.
They are now of an age when we can start to do games and challenges that I have fond memories of playing when I was a kid.
One of these is the Rubik’s cube which I vividly remember my Dad buying for me when I was at Primary School.
So when I was given the opportunity to review their range of Rubik’s cubes and offer them as a giveaway (see how to enter at the bottom of this page) I jumped at the chance.
The Rubik’s cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian architect, who wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry. After designing the “magic cube” as he called it (twice the weight of the current toy), it took him a month to solve it.
Fast forward over 40 years and the range of Rubik’s cubes has expanded beyond the original 3×3 design to include amongst others a 2×2 design (suitable for ages 8+) and their recently launched Rubik’s Junior which is available in a number of animal designs (suitable for ages 4+).
Here’s what Rubik’s have to say about the new Rubik’s Junior:
‘A great back to school treat that’s perfect for little hands to fiddle and play with, Rubik’s Junior helps develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Just like the classic Rubik’s Cube, each character can be scrambled many different ways, for children to twist back to their original form. Designed specifically for younger children, the pets have fewer mix-up possibilities than a classic cube, so solving the puzzle is satisfyingly just a few moves away.’
We received three Rubik’s puzzles for our 8, 6 and 4 yo girls to try:
- 3×3 original cube puzzle
- 2×2 cube puzzle
- Rabbit version of the new Rubik’s Junior puzzle
Well I have to say I was really pleased with how the Rubik’s puzzles engaged the girls.
We received the Rubik’s puzzles 4 weeks into the holiday which was good timing to ensure we maintained the momentum of keeping the girls minds active before going back to school.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how persistent the girls were in attempting to master the puzzles and they have returned to them regularly throughout the last two weeks.
It has also been a welcome distraction to TV watching and Tablet time!
We also took them away with us on holiday and not only did they keep the girls entertained whilst we were actually away they also helped occupy the girls on a 6 hour car journey too.
So my verdict? Yes I would definitely recommend these!
Rubik’s Junior pet puzzles are all sold separately, priced at £9.99. They’re available from all good toy stores including Argos, Smyths, Toys R Us and Toymaster Independent stores, as well as online. For a full list of stockists, visit: www.johnadams.co.uk
For the chance to win a full set of 3×3, 2×2 and Rubik’s Junior puzzles enter below – the winner will be chosen at random second week of October. Please note that by entering the competition you agree to Ideas4Dads to store your data and to send you updates – you can unsubscribe at any time.
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Disclosure: We received the Rubik’s cubes in return for an honest review.