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Inchimals by Fat Brain Toys
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The Language of Math
Teach your preschooler the language of math with
by Fat Brain Toys! This set of twelve whimsical wooden rods is taking the home education market by storm. From the one-inch ladybug cube to the twelve-inch giraffe rod,
are all you'll need to introduce your young child to math.
Introduce Math Vocabulary
Begin by having your preschooler sequence the Inchimals blocks from the shortest to the longest and introduce math vocabulary related to measurement. Because of its precise inch segments,
can also be used to guess and measure common items around the house. How tall is the glass? It is as tall as a tiger, or six inches tall. How long is a carrot? It is as long as a rabbit, or four inches long. Or build a corral for those Lego® horses and chat about perimeter.
Familiarize with Addition and Subtraction
Next, use the
to build a tower or form a train while you familiarize your child with addition and subtraction. He will quickly grasp that one frog (length) plus one monkey (length) equals one elephant (length). Or one ostrich (length) minus one mouse (length) equals one bear (length). See how easy it is?
Spiral-bound, Wipe-off Puzzle Book
To make it even easier,
comes with 100 write-on/wipe-off math puzzles in a spiral-bound book that explore counting, number value and recognition, addition, subtraction, equivalent sums, and multiple numbers. The colorful activities in the
book are designed to increase in difficulty, so your child will be challenged but not overwhelmed as he progresses through the book.
Best Hands-on Program We've Seen for Young Children
Thoughtfully designed with matching numerals and dot equivalents on opposite ends of each block,
is the best hands-on program we have seen for teaching math to young children. For children from three to eight years of age.
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Another outstanding component of
Timberdoodle's 2015 Kindergarten Curriculum Kit!
"I just rec'd an order from you, which included
. Let me tell you a little about why I am so impressed...
I'm the mother of 8, with 6 still at home. I homeschool my children, and 4 of them happen to have Down syndrome. Jenessa, my 10 yr old (with DS) is a whiz on the calculator, but has a hard time understanding how/why numbers added together equal another number. She can add 38 + 99 on her calculator and give you the correct answer, but it really has no concrete meaning for her. After playing with Inchimals
, I actually saw that she was UNDERSTANDING the addition concept, the 'why' and 'how,' and I was blown away by how quickly she picked it up!! WHAT AN AWESOME GAME!!! I can't wait to play it more, and introduce it to my younger children. I think it's going to help all of them grasp concepts that have alluded them for so long."
Twelve wooden Inchimals blocks
100 puzzles in a spiral-bound, erasable book
More Ways to Explore with Inchimals...
Sequence the Inchimals blocks from the shortest to the longest.
Practice counting and learn about numbers as you explore the individual segments, numbers, and dots on each Inchimals block
Learn addition and subtraction concepts!
Discuss the animals pictured on the Inchimals blocks and their relative heights/lengths
Use Inchimals as puppets to invite creative thinking, dialogue, and dramatic play
Stand the Inchimals blocks side by side or stack them neatly on top of one another to promote fine-motor control
Introduce vocabulary related to measurement (shorter, taller, longer, height, length, distance, perimeter)
Designed to be used at home, in the classroom, or on the go!
Fat Brain Toys
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Awards and Endorsements:
2011 Teachers’ Choice Award Winner - Learning® Magazine
2011 Creative Child - Kids' Product of the Year Award
2010 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Award) Honors Award
2010 Exceptional Toy Review & Gift Guide Selection
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