Carddies Review

We were sent a Carddies
Sport set to review.

I had not heard of
these before but they are great fun, a nice little box with pencils, characters
to colour and then little stands to put them on to place them in the sports
arena scene! So meeting lots of
children’s developmental needs (creativity, imagination, role play) in one
small box at a relatively small price of £8.99. Yet the contents of the little box is quite deceiving as you get
plenty for your money as you can see from the picture:

Eldest enjoyed the
colouring in. You can colour both sides
of the Carddies characters, which is good to keep children occupied for
longer. Eldest was slightly
disappointed that a dog is on the front of box, but no dog character in the
box. “Where is the dog?” But the side
of the box does show what characters are included and when I explained that he
seemed quite happy again, especially as there is a little dog hidden in the
crowd scene!

I think these sets would
be very welcome at weddings. Back when
I got married I would have gladly bought these sets to keep the invited
children occupied. Instead I bought
some magic markers but these would have been much more entertaining. When they finished colouring, they then
could play with the characters, which would have kept them occupied even longer
than colouring alone! Perfect for those
speeches which might tend to drag on a little and the children start getting
restless and the parents start to look slightly panic stricken!

Nice selection of sports
characters represented, I am glad to see an athlete in a wheelchair too. Good for children to see you can achieve in
sport whatever your situation.

It comes as no surprise
that Carddies received the Award for Best New Product for Children at Top
Drawer 2012 and has also been short-listed for this year’s forthcoming Junior
Design Awards. It really is a clever
product and I am glad to see a toy that is British through and through. They are designed, hand drawn, manufactured and assembled in
the UK.


I think everyone should
keep a few Carddies in their handbag to crack out in emergency childcare
situations; they start screaming on the train, dive in your bag and get them
back on track! Am sure your fellow
passengers will be pleased! We have had
people move away from us before when youngest went into his complete meltdown
stage!!!

To find out more head over
to Carddies website http://www.carddies.com/
and purchase them from Amazon.

2 thoughts on “Carddies Review

  1. Amazing photos and review…Will have to find your boy a spare dog from a  family set! (Family One and Two each have a dog and a cat; Cavemen set has a Cavecat and Cavedog which  perhaps has a touch of dinosaur). The dog in Sports set was a bit of fun…I liked the idea of him rushing to the podium from the crowd while they are giving out the medals…While I would have loved to have included him as a figure, a lot of people would complain that they had been cheated of a human figure! x and thanks from Carddies

  2. Awww it was my pleasure 🙂  How kind of you to say.  I really liked the sports set, it got us discussing the different sports and it has taught him things like javelin he did not know before!  Bit thumbs up from us 🙂 x

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