We like this book a lot! My 1 and 2 year old both enjoy popping the buttons and looking at the pictures. I really like the way this book encourages counting in a tangible way. My 2 year old often will try to “count” very quickly and skip numbers, so when we are looking at this book I am able to show him that there is still a button or two that aren’t popped yet and encourage him to slow down and count each one. Doing this helps him focus on counting the animals on each page before going on to the next page. It is also a good book to take along in the car because the buttons are so much fun to pop! We liked the book so much that we gave a copy as a gift to two of my kids’ cousins.
By Coffee Sipper
from Mukwonago, WI
Resource for Special Needs
Our 5yo son has Down syndrome. This has been a wonderful resource to assist with learning handwriting. He really struggles with pencil grip because of low muscle tone in his hands. Anything we can do to get him interesting in holding a writing implement is key! And, what child doesn’t love magnets? A wonderful tool and fun “toy” for any child!
By Emily S.
from Windsor, CA
Great tools for our nature study!
I bought this for my daughter when she was four years old. We have used it countless times over the past couple of years, mostly for our nature walks and nature studies. Both items are oversized and “chunky”, perfect for younger children. Also, the larger magnifying glass area makes it even easier for multiple children to see what is being viewed at the same time! My daughter has both items packed in her backpack, ready to explore God’s great outdoors!
from Prentice, WI
A great way to use
When I first saw this set (EDTOY MagnaMobiles Construction Set), I knew that I had to order it for my 3 year old son who loves vehicles. I gave them to my son for Christmas and they were a hit. He loves playing with them and trying to create different vehicles. They were such a hit, that I ordered the second set for his birthday, Christmas day. I love that the magnets stick the pieces together while playing, but are not at all difficult for him to remove and change. These vehicles will be played with for some time to come and have been played with daily since received on Christmas Day.
Toys That Grow With Them
This set (Toddler Timberdoodle Core Curriculum) is full of toys that are fun & challenging. At 23 months, some of them I’ve set aside for later on in the year (which was my plan) because my daughter isn’t really ready for cutting, or the LUK set I’m guessing. Everything that came out of the box of was of very high quality and I was glad to have everything in it! As she plays with some of these toys I’m seeing how long they will last. She’s using them in their most simple application right now, and I can’t envision her outgrowing them even by 3 in almost all cases!
Candace from CA
I bought Imaginets for my newly 3 year old son. He calls it his ‘shapes game’. He mostly uses it in free play, but has completed the first couple of pictures from the cards. Looking at the complexity of the harder cards, this is definetly a game that will grow with him! I like that it closes into it’s own carrying case, a feature that really cuts down on ‘missing magnets’. This game is solidly built and has a good size work surface. I would recommend it to others.
Lindy from Niantic, IL
No one is too young for B. Pop-Arty Beads!!
I bought these (B. Pop-Arty Beads) with my sweet 5 year old daughter in mind. I was thinking it would her and my 3 year old daughter something to do while I was working on harder school stuff with their big brother. LITTLE did I know EVERYONE would enjoy them, my 8 year old son, my 39 year old husband, a 12 year old girl, and myself! There is so much you can do with them beyond make jewelry. My children’s favorite thing to do it make people!! They make babies and even our family in cute little bead people. I love these so much I have even given them as a birthday gift. They are an ageless, genderless, timeless toy that does not play for you! Thanks again Timberdoodle for only carrying the BEST!! Again and Again I say it….I LOVE AND TRUST TIMBERDOODLE!!
April Ann from KY
We purchased two of these (Jumbo Magnifier by Learning Resources) for our toddler twins, and haven’t regretted that purchase for a second! From the large size, to the jumbo handle, this is truly rough and tumble and well suited for toddlers to use. One of my twins would sit for the longest time staring into it, moving it around, looking at things closer, and further away. And i suspect this will be something they play with for years to come, just in different ways. The attached thingy that holds a paper close to the magnifier broke on one of mine- but we don’t really use that part anyway, so its function is still retained. So if you have REALLY rambunctious toddlers- you may have that problem but overall this thing is as strong as steel.
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