#Blogtober17 – Rubik’s Junior Animals – A puzzle for all the family?

#Blogtober17 – Rubik’s Junior Animals – A puzzle for all the family?

I’ve put a bit of a spin on today’s #Blogtober17 – The prompt is holidays and you can already read about our recent holiday to Weymouth here on the blog.  I’m really stretching the theme here a little by saying that I will be talking about a great toy to potentially keep the kiddies occupied while traveling on holiday.  Rubik’s Junior Animals.

Now, anyone who grew up in the 80’s (and early 90’s) know what a Rubik’s Cube is.  For those who have been asleep all their lives, a Rubik’s Cube is that hideously impossible puzzle to solve.  Well, at least, I find them hideously impossible… there are people out there who can actually solve them, you know?  I love a good challenge but time and time again the cube has beaten me.  I think it’s more because I don’t have the patience rather than not having the logic. 

Anyway, John Adams Toys now know of my plight and they kindly sent me some Rubik’s Junior Animals to test out.  They don’t know what they have done.  At the grand old age of 31, I have finally solved a Rubik’s puzzle!  (Feel free to cheer for me now!)

Actually, I lie.  John Adams Toys sent them to the children as part of the Rubik’s Bloggers Club… and my 12 and 7 year old can solve it quicker than I can.  (I will never admit to that if asked… okay?)

So, a little more about them.

There are four cute Rubik’s Junior Animals to collect.  There is a bunny, a puppy, a kitten and a bear.  With far less mix up possibilities than the traditional cube, they are specifically aimed at younger children.  The beauty of the animals is that they develop the logic and problem solving skills of the player.  (Which might explain why I can’t solve anything!)

What did the kids think of them?

Oh, they loved them.  All of my frustration with the Cubes is now gone… and Garreth and Seren enjoyed them too!

Take a look at our first ever real vlog (type thing) all about Rubik’s Junior Animals!  (Garreth did enjoy himself more than the video shows – in fact he’s responsible for editing our video).

P.S. I forgot to say that you can buy them from most Rubik’s stockists and they retail for £9.99.