HABA Ratz Fatz Adventskalender Ponyhof, as the name suggests, even to a non-German-speaker like yours truly, is an advent calendar. I figured out the "pony" bit with not too much difficulty (the pictures helped), but I had to resort to begging twitter to help me with the "hof" part. Roughly in English, it means Pony Yard Advent Calendar. And as you can see, the calendar shows a festive stable scene. The cover, shown, slips off from a lidded box. Parents need to get into the calendar before the morning of the first to take the lid off the box so that their little ones can get the full fun of opening the advent calendar windows to find the treat inside. I love the fact there is a proper box & lid, because it means that the pieces can be put away safely at the end of advent, and reused as a whole toy in the future, rather than becoming 24 small pieces of clutter to find underfoot at 2 in the morning.
From what I can gather, Ratz Fatz is the name of a whole collection of puzzle games from HABA, all featuring stories, rhymes & riddles, designed to develop language skills & understanding. As we don't speak German, we may be skipping that part, but we can still have a whole lot of fun with our pony friends, inventing our own stories about them & their adventures.
|Nails: Jessica - Black Ice|
The HABA Ratz Fatz Adventskalender Ponyhof is recommended for children aged 3 and above, due to small parts. Squeaky is 3 in January, but having checked the contents, I am happy for her to play with the advent calendar supervised by an adult.
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