Monday, 22 August 2016

Review: Wicked Uncle Pegboard Mosaics

As L is getting older I try to introduce more educational toys which will help her learn colours, numbers, new words. When I came across Pegboard mosaics sold at Wicked Uncle (£22.95), I knew it's just what L needs. 
"We are a really cool online toy & gift shop who aim to look after the uncles, aunts, godparents and grandparents of the world who need to send cool presents to kids". 
Fantacolor Junior pegboard mosaics toy consists of a transparent pegboard board with large sections for coloured plastic pegs, a plastic case with handle which works as a stand for the pegboard, storage for pegs and 8 patterns for the pegboard. 

The toy arrived within a week (standard delivery, but you can choose express delivery or collection on person) of me ordering it from the website in a nicely presented wrapping paper (£2.95 extra) with my daughter's favourite ponies and a little message in the corner (free, you can also add a greeting card for £1.95).

As L is so excited about her new toy she had a chance to show it off to her aunties and cousin, and it seems to be entertaining for both adults and child. One of the aunties mentioned that she always notes what toys I buy and where I buy them as this gives her an idea what L likes. 
Wicked Uncle website also divides toys into categories for girls, boys or all and by age preference which helps adults like L's aunty or even us parents to find the best age appropriate toy.


I personally like this pegboard mosaics for few reasons: it looks durable, educational, due to the the size it cannot be a choking hazard and can be easily found in L 's toy box, can be carried as a case storing all patterns and pegs, repetitiveness of basic colours on each pattern provided helps to learn colours quicker.
Having mentioned all these positives there is just one minor flaw- the back of the pegboard which stores the patters is not protected enough from clumsy little hands. Within first few minutes of using the toy L worked out where the patterns are and how to take them out. Knowing how clever L is and what she can do with paper I would recommend taking all the patterns out leaving just one to use, that way you can leave little one to play knowing that the toy and a child will be safe. 

Disclaimer: I was sent the item mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. This looks great! Fun and educational too x #Triedtested

  2. We're just ordered from Wicked Uncle - was an interesting way to find a gift.

  3. Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x