I think this is my most favorite learning toy that Guidecraft has sent me!
It’s called Animal Train Sort and Match. They also have a flower version and a construction version. It took me just a minute to figure out how exactly to play with this amazing learning toy, but once I got it figured out the learning and fun began!
This amazing learning toy comes with 6 double-sided, very sturdy picture cards, and numerous plastic puzzle-like pieces. Each piece has a very mellow magnet hidden inside. As the child looks at the card, he copies the picture using the pieces in the box. The magnets help stabilize the pieces but they do not on stay independently. The picture has to be put together in an orderly way: bottom to top or front to back, to stay together properly.
The box says 3+ but my 2 year old didn’t have any trouble figuring this out once I showed him how to “read” the card and go in a specific direction. I used words like: first, next, after, before, on top of, etc.
Just look how happy he was with his accomplishment!
My 5 year old loved it too!
You can see she was concentrating very hard!
But she figured it out as well!
Even my 7 year old tried it out, but it didn’t hold his attention as long as it did the others.
I love this learning toy because it’s all contained in a lovely wooden box, it uses problem solving and prereading skills, and it’s a puzzle! If you’ve see our Tot School, you know I LOVE puzzles!
Here’s now to win:
MANDATORY first entry:
- Visit the Guidecraft Website, then come back and leave a comment here telling me which is your favorite product.
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- Blog about this giveaway and share the link here.
- The give-away will be open until midnight Sunday November 14, 2010. Winner will be announced by Monday November 15, 2010.
- Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
- Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
- NOTE: This giveaway is offered to US & Canadian residents only.
Disclosure: I was provided me with Animal Train Sort and Match for free, to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.