bambinoLUK Set A
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More About the LUK Learning System:
Hands-On Thinking Skills Program
Young children are almost always hands-on learners. That is why your child picks up and touches everything. It may look destructive, but it is how God has programmed him to learn. And because at this age your child will learn more easily using this preferred learning style, we recommend adding a hands-on thinking program to any written curriculum, to add balance and success.
Comprehensive Program for Ages 3-5
For this age group, the most comprehensive program is the bambinoLUK. The LUK learning system has been used in over fifty countries for more than forty years. Intended to maximize children's learning, bambinoLUK contains one easy-to-operate controller with six tiles housed in a transparent case, and a number of different workbook sets targeting memorization, concentration, visual perception, logical thinking, linguistic skills, and basic arithmetic.
The six large and sturdy tiles have a familiar picture symbol on one side and a colorful dotted pattern on the back. The decision to use symbols instead of numbers allows even very young children to play. When your child finishes the exercises in one of the books, he closes the lid and flips the controller. The colorful dotted pattern on the back will let him know if his answers were right.
Also Builds Fine Motor Skills
Because this program requires the repeated handling of tiles, your child's fine motor skills are strengthened and his eye-hand and brain coordination are greatly enhanced. For ages three to five; produced by a secular company, so some of the pages may not be suitable for your children.
Set for Ages 2-5 and Special Needs
In BambinoLUK Primary Set, formerly known as Special bambinoLUK, the pace is even gentler than the classic bambinoLUK, allowing both toddlers and older children with special needs immediate success.
Author: Michael Junga
Publisher: BEYOND 123 LLC
Made In: China
Awards and Endorsements:
iParenting Media Award Winner - 2007 Best Products
Winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2006
How To Use Bambino:
As Seen In Timberdoodle's 2009 Video Contest, Entry 23
I thought these were different and I love the levels/challenges...however I still had to sit near my child to help and she wanted me to check her answers so it really wasn’t very independent play. (She just turned 5.) I find she works more independently using workbooks so I prefer the Kuman for critical thinking, etc.
My 3 year old kept trying to steal my son’s MiniLUK so we had to get her this one. She loves it and I love the self checking feature because it keeps her busy while I’m working with my older son.
I bought this for my daughter to use with my 4 year old grandson. He absolutely loves doing these puzzles and now his 3 year old sister is doing them too!
These are very fun, no doubt about it, but they are not the kind of fun that justifies the price in my opinion. Yikes it hurts just to see what I paid for these. I did not find this to be the kind of thing my child could do independently. Also the plastic case that is essential for this game to work is quite fragile. The hinge in ours slid out and I felt sick. Fortunately we found the little metal piece and it works again, but I find myself being extra protective, afraid that the plastic case will break instead of really being able to allow my kids to play independently. Because I have to be with my child when they are playing this anyway, I find workbooks to be a far more convenient method for both the kids and I. I would only buy these again if I had a child for whom work books were really not working. In my experience however, kids at this age love work books so this toy is unnecessary. Also I scoured the internet for a replacement case just to ease my stress over this toy breaking, but was not able to find anything from the manufacturer. Obviously a full replacement set would be a ridiculous cost for a cheap plastic tray.
My son enjoyed these puzzles, and I found them valuable towards developing spatial awareness and association skills.