The Bigjigs Wooden Table Top Showcase Theatre opens up endless possibilities for imaginative role play when coupled with one of the Bigjigs finger puppets sets. We reviewed the theatre with the ‘entertainers’ pack of finger puppets which is a lovely set of 6 soft puppets comprising of a strongman, juggler, dancer, magician, ring master and a clown. The theatre requires minimal assembly to put it up, and it can easily be taken back down again for storage; the parts fit together smoothly and the high quality of Bigjigs toys is clear from the perfectly painted, high quality pieces. The theatre has a pair of silky red curtains which are kept open with loops at each side of the frame and it is a great size too – two children can easily sit behind it with plenty of room for arms and hands to move to put on a show! The theatre measures 65cm x 65cm and on the front there is a small chalkboard where you can write on the next showtime.
Children love putting on shows and the Bigjigs puppets are available in a wide range of characters which gives your little ones plenty of different ideas and stories to tell. Playing with puppets is a fantastic way to develop imaginative play as well as building up confidence as your child tells stories to adults and other friends. My mini reviewers range from 2 to 6 years old and have loved playing with this; the theatre and puppets are suitable for ages 3 and over and our youngest was always watched while he was playing. The theatre is very sturdy and Bigjigs use responsibly sourced materials which are designed to last through years of use, we have many of their toys which have been kept and played with again and again by younger siblings.