When we were asked if we would like to review ‘Worm World’, I was delighted. Interplay have a wonderful collection of craft, nature, technology and science based toys which are designed to help children learn whilst having fun – something that they have won awards for!
‘Worm World’ is part of Interplay’s ‘My Living World’, helping children understand the natural world, endorsed by Nick Baker.
Included in the box are very comprehensive instructions, some information of the care of your new guests, a perspex worm home, two feet, 4 bags of coloured sand and a cardboard shade (to protect your worms from constant light).
You will need to provide your own soil for this. Mr six pulled on his wellies and went out into the garden and dug up a flower bed(!) But if you don’t have a garden – or would prefer not to destroy a flower bed – then a bag of compost can be purchased instead.
The worms are available from Interplay, you just need to phone up and they dispatch them incredibly quickly (ours arrived the following day). I would suggest setting your Worm World up completely before ordering the worms, but they can be kept in the fridge for a day or two to prevent them from drying out if you really need to.
I had been really looking forward to spending time with Munchkin, setting it up – but due to a nasty finger burning injury, I was out of action – so a very interested Mr six took over.
He gave the instructions a good read…
then helped Munchkin fill the worm hotel.
In first went a good layer of soil – Munchkin is 5 and struggled a little with getting the soil in to the narrow container, but I think the mess just added to the fun (especially as they needed to use their hands)
Followed by sand then more soil and more sand.
The idea is to ensure nice defined stripes so that you can (eventually) see the result of the wiggly, wormy action.
I could see how much Munchkin and Mr six enjoyed this and I am looking forward to peeping under the cardboard shade to see how the worms are getting along with their business over the next few weeks.
Worm World is available with a RRP of £14.99 and is recommended for ages 5 and over. Why not pop over to the Interplay website to see the other fun nature toys that they have available
*DISCLAIMER – We were kindly sent this for the purpose of our review but all opinions are my own*