As you know, I just got back from a Sheshe visit with some of my grandchildren. Naturally I brought along some PAL Award winners to entertain and teach. The kids spotted the Calafant “The Three Pigs” and “Princess Castle” so we started in coloring the houses of hay, sticks and brick. The markers provided were nice quality so kids could see bright, colorful results. They loved the doors that opened, and removable or open-up roofs. The purple wolf and multi-colored pigs went right into action as soon as we assembled the houses. The kids just had to get those slightly oversized pigs in the houses so took the roofs off for play! I can tell when a toy has real play value when kids extend the play beyond the set. Our pigs and wolf spent a lot of time playing at the castle and later we made a fort out of the couch and I was asked to be the wolf and blow the house down!
These sets are a portable size to take for gifts, great for birthday gifts and are sturdy enough for repeat pretend/language building play and a great price point!