Review: WOW Toys Countdown Calendars

Looking forward to future events can be really hard for little children, when next week or month means as much as sometime, and could be at any indefinite point in the future.  If your little pre-schooler is looking forward to a special event, holiday, or occasion, then the new Countdown Calendars from WOW Toys are the perfect way to get some concept of when something is going to happen.

Working just like an Advent calendar, there are ten doors to open in the countdown to that special event, whether it is going on Holiday, a Birthday, starting Pre-school, or any other Special Day.  This brand new toy concept helps give young children a sense of perspective on how much time will elapse till the exciting occasion, and also helps prepare them for it in a gentle, non-pressured way.

The calendars can be personalised and each numbered calendar window contains a surprise toy that can be played with from the first day.  Collected over the 10 days, the toys create a high quality themed play-set that can be played with long after the special day has passed.  Even the box is fun with its integral slide feature to post your new friends down!

The girls tried the Special Day countdown calendar which has a space theme, and loved all the toys they got from it, a lovely addition to their space toys collection.

They also loved the Holiday calendar, which was perfect in the run up to our Butlins holiday last month, and it really helped Sophia - and Lara - get a handle on when we would be going.  Although we still had plenty of mornings where the first thing she said when she woke up was, "Is it today?"!

The Holiday calendar comes with holiday-themed toys such as this cute diver character.  You can see how much Sophia enjoyed opening her calendar below.

These calendars are great fun, and certainly worth having during the build-up to any special occasions and holidays.  They are widely available, priced £9.99.  The birthday one would of course be perfect for anyone, but maybe you have a special day or event coming up, or even a holiday, that you would like one for?

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  1. I would love to win this amazing giveaway for our little boy. Thank you for the chance.

  2. These are brilliant, i'd rather get one than a chocolate one :)

  3. Fantastic giveaway. would love to win one of these

  4. My two young ladies would be over the moon to own something as wicked as this! Wish they'ed had ones as good as this when I was little! Thanks for the giveaway! x

  5. My son would love this. Thank you.

  6. My kids would love this ! Great way to countdown to Christmas ! Love your blog on them - clearly shows what they are about and how nice they are as presents or for your own children to countdown to Christmas. Such a good idea.

  7. What a lovely giveaway. I'd love to win this for my little niece.

  8. These are a great idea. My son is 5 and still has no concept of time so this would really help him understand better .xx


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