Inchimals by Fat Brain Toys
Product Code: 391-404
Teach your preschooler the language of math with Inchimals! 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.
Begin by having your preschooler sequence the Inchimals blocks from the shortest to the longest and introduce math vocabulary related to measurement. Because of their precise inch segments, Inchimals can also be used to guess and measure everyday 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 the perimeter and how it is measured.
Or use the Inchimals to build a tower or form a train. At the same time, you can 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?
Inchimals comes with 100 write-on/wipe-off math puzzles in a spiral-bound book to make it even easier. The puzzles 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.
Thoughtfully designed with matching numerals and dot equivalents on opposite ends of each block, Inchimals is one of the best hands-on programs for teaching math to young children.
Introduce your young student to math concepts through play and exploration, then add in addition, subtraction, and pre-algebra concepts.
Once ready, have your student work their way through the 100 puzzles included in the puzzle book.
"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."
”I like that these blocks help children learn sequencing, shortest to longest. They can also be used to guess measurements of household objects. There are so many games you can use these for.”Read the Review