Wannabees are imaginative role-play packs which provide everything children need to play ‘let’s pretend’ to be the profession person of their choice.
We recently received the Wannabees – I want to be a Teacher role-play pack to review. Even before we had opened it we were very impressed with the size of it and could see it was packed full of things to do. The pack is spiral-bound, allowing the sheets inside to be easily turned with no ripping. The front cover is thick glossy card with fun illustrations and on the inside of the cover is an introduction to the teacher pack from ‘Miss Flower’, giving you tips on how to use each page and the order of the day.
Inside the pack you get the following sheets:
Register – 7 sheets, with room for 25 names covering 31 days
Timetable – 7 sheets plus one example
Lesson planner – 5 sheets plus one example
Classroom Job List – 4
Lunch List – 6
Weather Chart – 4
Counting – 3
Number & Letter – 4
Medical Note – 9
Reading Log – 9
School Report – 12
Achievement Certificate – 12
Stickers – 2 sheets of 15
The back cover is also a thick glossy card, it also cleverly converts in to a stand for the pack. Each sheet is printed on premium paper, you really do feel like you have bought a good quality product that will stand up to small hands flicking through the sheets over and over again. All children love role-play and it is such an important part of growing and developing skills. My two reviewers were keen to give this pack a go and they spent a great deal of time playing very well together. My eldest is 6 and has just finished year 1 at school, he couldn’t wait to be the teacher so he could show his younger sister (starting Reception in September), what the school day is all about. I think she was most excited about the lunch options and the stickers though!
The whole pack is very well thought out and each sheet is very detailed, realistic and clearly a great deal of thought and effort has gone in to producing these. The Wannabees packs were launched by two Cheshire mums who together have developed these comprehensive and high quality packs that have already won awards, fighting off competition from major brands in the process.
The packs are perfect for taking when going away on holiday or travelling as they they will keep children busy for hours as there is plenty to do. We will definitely be packing ours when we go away next month, great entertainment but takes up little packing space. The packs are aimed at ages 5 and over, I would say this is a good recommendation as your child will need to be able to read, and have relatively neat handwriting to fit within the box space given on the sheets. Wannabees packs retail at £14.99 and they are available to buy direct from Wannabees. You will also find them on Twitter and Facebook.