Crepe Foam Alphabet Puzzles
As children manipulate these three-dimensional, bright crepe foam-rubber letters, they increase visual and tactile perception, shape discrimination, and hand-eye coordination.
For the youngest, think of these as fabulous perception puzzles (just consider how similar uppercase E & F, O & Q, R & P, and M & N are). By two years old, most toddlers are able to pick out each letter. Older children can match lower case and capitals, put together words, and use the puzzles for phonics games.
You will not find a better "touch, feel, and fit" alphabet, or a more durable one, for those children who delight in pounding the pieces in. And they all do, don't they? For homeschooling, this puzzle is an essential. 2" tall letters! Includes a sturdy storage tray.
I almost didn’t get this product thinking it would be flimsy and get torn up easily. I’m so glad I did though because I was totally wrong. He works his puzzles all of the time. (I have him keep the i and j Dots in the puzzle and the insides of the letters in place so they don’t get lost.)
We have had fun using these to learn the names of the letters and the alphabet, plus comparing lower and upper case letters, but in my opinion that is about all we can do with them. After just a couple of months we have mastered everything we can do with these and need to move on to something else.
These puzzles are high quality and my son still enjoys playing with them.
These are definitely high quality. They've held together great, not one piece has torn. My friend has a different cheaper version and their letters have ripped. That being said, my kids don't love these, and I don't either. Probably because we have a simpler version with plastic letters that we love more. My kids lose interest quickly when they have to find circular and semicircular pieces to fill the gaps in the letters. I'm left trying to find all the tiny pieces to fit back in and put away. I much prefer letter puzzles where the piece is all in one chunk of plastic, not only for ease of puzzling but also because they are great with play-doh.
My 2 1/2 year old loves these letter sets. He has learned quite a bit from them, and it also taught him about letters looking similar (upside down, backward, etc). My only complaint is that we have trouble keeping up with the dots from i and j. Almost wish they could be magnetic.