bambinoLUK Set A
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 was trying to find something for my daughter for an activity for preschool learning she's age three. She likes to do workbooks but sometimes can get bored. When I saw this I thought I'd give it a shot and I'm so glad I did We ended up buying the Primary and Set B as well. She can't do it by herself yet but she'll be able to in the near future. We also have a 5-month-old who will be able to use it when she gets to be about 2 or so. My daughter loves the fact that you can turn it over and match the pattern to see if you're right. Very happy with the purchase would recommend it for preschool aged kids who love puzzles or brain teasers!
This is a great game in concept, but perhaps just because my kid's more advanced, he's been losing interest in it. It's a very easy game to sit your kid with and have him do on his own. My biggest issue with the Bambino sets is that in the booklets, it's kind of hard to discern the difference between the blue and green dots used for self-checking. On the controller tiles, it's very easy to discern the difference, but not in the small booklets. It would have been helpful for them to make the blue or green just a little bit darker or lighter to be more discernible in the booklet. I definitely don't have colorblindness, either. Or perhaps orange, or some other color would have been better.
This is great for several skills. I love that my kids can use this independently, and they love that they can check their own answers! The only drawback is I think the price is a little high, but I love the selection of books. We will likely be adding the miniLUK to our wishlist!
I was hesitant to purchase this at first because 1-it seemed expensive and 2-I didn't understand how to use it. I bought it four years ago when my daughter was preschool age and watched a few review videos on it. She caught on how to do it way quicker than I did it and we have now passed it onto my son. Both kids love it and we had to purchase the only one for my now second grader. It is great skills practice in a different way. Kids can self check their work so it can be a fun independent activity.
This game was confusing to me to figure out at first but after watching a couple of YouTube videos I was able to show my 4 and 5 year old how to play and they love it!