There really is nothing like traditional toys. They make me feel nostalgic and have a timeless quality that I know both adults and children will love for generations. Rooi sent me a selection of their Robert Frederick Great Majesco products to try out and as soon as I saw the range I was excited – they were the sort of thing I’d loved as a child that I knew the children would still love today.
The Great Majesco range from Rooi consists of a Whoopee Cushion, a Harmonica, a Yo-Yo, Pick Up Sticks and a Marble Game. They are all individually boxed, making them beautiful gifts and the perfect stocking fillers.
I was impressed with the quality of each of the products and just know that they are made to last. The yo-yo worked so well, going up and down the string effortlessly and is so beautifully crafted out of solid wood. The whoopee cushion is a play room must have and the children have already loved their introduction to practical jokes – putting the whoopee cushion all around the house in the hope we’ll sit on it before we spot it!
Pick Up Sticks is something I have always seen in shops but never played. The object of Pick Up Sticks is to pick up one stick at a time without the other sticks moving. Each colour of a stick represents a score and the person with the highest score at the end wins. The children didn’t have enough patience for this game just yet – they just wanted to pick up all the sticks, but I can imagine it being a great game for after dinner at a family gathering or Christmas.
Marbles is also something I have never played although I used to collect marbles as a child. The set of marbles were beautiful – all different colours and sizes. They were the sort of marbles I would have spent hours admiring as a child! It came with a wooden goal to aim your marbles at and a dice so that you can actually play marbles with purpose – rather than just collecting them like I used to.
The last toy was a harmonica that I was expecting to be very much toy-like. But it was really well made and made a nice sound too. I used to play the harmonica as a teenager and the sound from this one was pretty good for anyone wanting a nice instrument to learn to play.
Disclosure: I was sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.