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Beleduc's Colorful Caterpillars

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Timberdoodle's review
Beleduc's Colorful Caterpillars - By Hape
We didn't want to clutter your home with another single-purpose educational toy most of us already have too many of those. But we knew that lacing and the subsequent skills it creates--eye-hand and bilateral coordination, fine motor and visual skills, and color and shape identification--are crucial for preschoolers to master. We looked at many lacing beads, bought several, and rejected them all. We were near despair when we found what we were looking for in Beleduc's Colorful Caterpillars.

Color & Shape Matching
Winner of many awards, Colorful Caterpillars excels because of the many ways it can be used. Initially, it can be used as a free-play threading activity. Colorful Caterpillars' wooden tips ensure success with even the chubbiest of fingers. When basic threading becomes easy, you're ready to introduce the game. Roll only the color die, name the color, and help your toddler find the matching color. Take turns building your caterpillar. At a later session, only use the shape die to build your caterpillars. Step-by-step, you will be building color and shape recognition and the concept of taking turns.

Durable Game for Four Players
Once your toddler is confident with both colors and shapes, he is ready to roll the dice and search among all the bright colors and fun shapes for both a specific color and shape. The correct pieces are threaded one after another until there is a winner. Quality craftsmanship has gone into the creation of Colorful Caterpillars, craftsmanship that will be enjoyed for many years ahead. Colorful Caterpillars contains four caterpillars, forty-two wooden shapes, one color die and one shape die.

Manufacturer's Information
EAN: 4014888223914
Manufacturer: Beleduc, HaPe International
Players: 1-4

Awards and Endorsements:
Winner of the Family Fun magazine's 2008 Best Toy of the Year
Parents Choice - Recommended

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review.

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Great quality game! November 14, 2014
Reviewer: Diane H.  
My two and four year old grandsons love this game! It is so durable and colorful. They ask to play all the time!

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One of our favorite games! August 5, 2013
Reviewer: Melissa Y.  
My two year old adores these caterpillars. When we first started playing with these, she had a hard time lacing the beads by herself. I would hold the lace and she would place a bead on it and I would help her push it down. Little by little, she has mastered lacing the beads on the caterpillars on her own. She loves to get the caterpillars "dressed," and to play pretend with them. She likes to match the color of their clothes to their faces. We haven't used the dice much yet, but I love that this a game that can grow with your child. The pieces are very high quality, and I can definitely see them holding up through the years.

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Great for Shapes and Colors January 14, 2013
Reviewer: The Desert Mom  
This product is great for teaching or reinforcing color and shape recognition. We also use the large, colorful beads to learn about different styles of patterns. The simple directions are easy for young students to follow along and remember. Much more fun that another workbook!

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So many uses January 14, 2013
Reviewer: The mom that plays  
I had bought Beleduc's Colorful Caterpillars for my daughter's 2nd birthday even though it recomends ages 3 (I tend to buy toys at slightly older level so my kids can grow into them). She immediatly loved the cute faces and the bright beads. I didn't even have to show her what to do when she picked up the wooden tipped lacing string and began trying to thread some beads! With my older son we have been using the beads to sort into color or shape piles (for example: pink, blue, green, etc. or rounded, squared, etc.) We have also worked on making patterns and alternating colors or shapes. The game is fun to play as a family (they offer 2 sets of "rules" for more advanced & exciting game-play), but the uses for this cute little kit reach far beyond that. As with any wooden toys set, the price made me gulp, but this one was seiously worth it! The pieces are all high quality and well made giving this game a lisfespan of many, many years!

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Great Quality Game September 29, 2012
Reviewer: CCA  
Beleduc's Colorful Caterpillars is a very well made, high-quality game. We did have one problem with one of the strings, but it was taken care of immediately. I love that Colorful Caterpillars can be played using just the color cube, the shape cube or both. It can be used progressively as skills develop, as mentioned in the description, or to help "level" the playing field for children of different ages/abilities. I am very grateful for the heart shape on the shape cube that enables a player to choose any shape of their choosing. If you are playing with both cubes it allows an opportunity for a player to choose any shape in the color that they rolled, which can be a great benefit when a player repeatedly rolls a color/shape combination on the cubes that is no longer left for them to choose. My only complaint regarding the game is that it is difficult to determine whether you rolled a pink or red on the color cube since they are very similar in color on the cube. We usually had to pick up the cube and compare the two colors to see which was rolled. Colorful Caterpillars is a high-quality game that will last for many years and besides being fun and educational, is just plain CUTE!

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