Recommended ages: 3 and up
Reviewed by: Kathy Davis
When I received This Nativity figurine set in the mail to review my soon to be 8-year-old was thrilled. Being only weeks away from his birthday, he assumed it was a present for him. As I gingerly snipped the wiring from each of the pieces (17 total) we talked about the different characters and what role they played in the Nativity. And then, just like that he was happy to play with the plastic figurines, reenacting his own interpretation of the blessed event. We had a great time role-playing together. And, as it was so appropriate for him I told him to consider it an early present. He was delighted and found a home for the figurines on our fireplace mantel.
This adorable hands-on Nativity is designed to visually tell the story of the birth of our Lord using the sturdy figurines, which consists of Mary, Joseph, and the babe, the wise men, shepherds, animals, and angels. The pieces are quaint and expressive. Included in the set is a printed “Stepping Stones” guideline, a one page helpful guide to how different age groups (from toddler to tweeners) understand spiritual concepts, and a little paper story book entitled “The Birth of Baby Jesus” that you can read from. It is quite simple and your early readers should be able to read it with little to no help.
The Nativity figurine set is a lovely toy/collectible and would be perfect under your tree this Christmas – both as a gift and as a playful display. I was so happy to receive it as my old Nativity was made of glass, and yup, it broke last year as I have very hands on boys! I’m happy to see this set won’t break as it is made of hearty PVC, and is recommended for children who are old enough to know not to put it in their mouths.
Read more about the toy company and view more of their toy products: on their website. They state “one2believe’s passion is to help children learn important Bible lessons and to have them come to faith in Jesus. Our goal is to provide fun ways of teaching children about the greatest people who ever lived.”