I have some good news and some bad news. First the bad news, this is my final month being a member of the Guide Craft mom bloggers. To say that this makes me sad is an understatement as being a blogger for Guide Craft has brought me and my children great joy. The good news is, at the end of this review, you’ll be able enter a giveaway to win your own set of Feel and Find World Icons.
Have you ever played with anything like this before? Even before being a Guide Craft Mom Blogger I recognized the value and benefit of this kind of sensory toy! Inside the roomy cotton bag are 20 tiles and 20 shaped blocks. They are made from Eco-friendly rubberwood, stained with low VOC aniline dyes.
When I first introduced this sensory toy I just let Laffy Taffy match up the shapes with the tiles. We talked about what the different shapes were, what the different colors were. This was like a puzzle and he really enjoyed it.
Then, so as not to overwhelm him, I would pick one or two colors of tiles and put only those corresponding shapes in the bag. I would tell him reach into the bag and feel around, find a tile and then have him tell me what shape he thought he had. About half the time he was correct.
Some shapes have very similar outlines, others are more obvious. A lion and a hippo don’t feel that different initially, neither do a turtle and a leaf. But that’s the whole idea of this sensory toy, to get them seeing with their hands.
This sensory toy is safe for children 3 and up, but I wouldn’t hesitate to let a 2 year old or even a little younger than that, give it try with supervision.
All matched up and sorted by color. You could also sort by categories: animals, shapes, etc.
Guide craft sells this fantastic learning toy for $30.00. You can also find it selling on Amazon for a little bit less. This is definitely one of those things that would be a great asset to your preschool no matter what your teaching philosophy!
To win your own set, visit Xenia over at Thanks Mail Carrier!
Disclaimer-I was given the Feel and Find World Icons in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, I was not paid.