You know how colouring books for adults are out in the market? I'm waiting to see if they come out with a set of these Pattern Blocks and Boards for adults - maybe smaller pieces, and more of them, too. I find it relaxing to arrange and rearrange shapes like that, and it's especially rewarding when they fit together 'properly.' This is actually a toy that would work well for those who don't care for colouring. It's a way for your child to express themselves, but without having to colour on or in lines, etc. I know what it's like to have a child who doesn't like colouring. Those of you who also have one, know that it is not something they will probably ever grow to like, you know what I mean?
Playing with these Pattern Blocks and Boards is a skill that is used in even higher level grades; in math classes the teachers like for students to manipulate shapes like that. This is a great start for your child that is fun, and you will be surprised how often they go back to this type of puzzle, again and again.
- Click here to purchase the Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks And Boards at Amazon.ca for only $20, after $5 off!
The reviews on this set are excellent! The set includes 120 shapes, with 5 double-sided boards. The brand is Melissa & Doug, probably the most popular name in toys for wooden toys such as this.
Shipping is free if you spend over $25 on eligible Amazon items, so you may as well top up with something $5 and up. (How about another 'shape' item - a
Terry's Chocolate Orange, for $5.29?) Kids will love placing these chocolate wedges into shapes and then into their mouths.
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