Inchimals by Fat Brain Toys
Teach your preschooler the language of math with Inchimals 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, Inchimals 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, Inchimals 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 Inchimals 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, Inchimals 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 Inchimals 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, Inchimals 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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Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Made In: China
Mfg Item #: FA038-1
Recommended Age: 3+
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
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
"I just rec'd an order from you, which included Inchimals. 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 just once, 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."
This is such a cute way to teach introductory math. My kids are always asking to play with this, and it has introduced my 4 year old to mathematical symbols and measurement. Each animal has segments the kids can count, dots for counting, and the actual number. It has helped reinforce her number recognition and she loves making up stories about the animal characters.
Ordered this as an activity for my son to use. He has really enjoyed stacking them up, comparing them, and solving the problems. Works as great as I hoped!
What I didn’t expect was how much his little sister would love them! She gets them off the shelf to play with them all the time. She doesn’t solve the problems yet, but she sure does like to organize them by size. AND she is practicing tracing numbers all the time because she wants to use the book like her big brother.
Overall I’m really pleased with the purchase.
Such a fun way to learn!
My kids are playing with this non stop. They love this! Making math fun!
We’ve only used a couple times so far but no issues! My child is interested in it and it’s fun!