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."
We let our 5 year old pick this out. He looked forward to the mail coming everyday! He couldn’t wait to ge it, and it did not disappoint! As soon as week opened I was to thrilled to see the blockers were wood, and good quality as well as the little work book. It was so much nicer than I thought it would be, I also loved that it came with a marker of its own. Our son say down and played with the blocks and did like 20 pages in the books! It’s a family favorite. My 3 year also loves to play with them! It’s such a fun creative way to play and learn.
This has quickly became my son’s favorite thing to play with. He loves the animals and building with it. It’s a cute way to build up a young or inattentive child’s attention towards small math problems and measuring.
I have zero complaints about this set! It is a fun way to teach math both adding and measurement. We finished the problems and then try and find something in the house that equals the length of the answer. I'm actually going to be purchasing another set for my nephew because my sister absolutely loves this. It's going to be as Christmas present this year. I would highly recommend.
This is a brilliant toy to introduce additions. My daughter enjoyed comparing the different animals, although it was hard at first for her to write the numbers on the cards at first. The downside of this game is that the wooden blocks are quite hard, so when my two younger kids (both boys) came along, they were engaging in a "sword fight" with them. So of course, I had to keep them away from them. As a result, we don't use them as much as I would like. Also, there are so many pieces, that it is hard to keep track of all the pieces.
These just arrived and my daughter is in love with them! What a great concept for learning math! And the blocks are absolutely adorable. Thank you, Timberdoodle for introducing us to this great product!