This Just In!: Our Top 3 PlanToys Picks This Week (Part III)!

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Dream up new ways to see the world! This week, we’ve singled out 3 brain-boosting learning aids from our PlanToys New Arrivals; all for those little fingers to tinker with!

PICK #1

Plantoys 5645

This Is…
PlanToys’ Twist & Shape

It Retails At…
$22.90

It’s Great For Ages…
2 – 3 years

What It Does…
– This excellent tactile game comes with 4 twist-able wooden shapes that fit into the indented slots on one side of the wooden board – but flip it around, and you will find 4 new differently shaped slots to re-twist these pieces into!

Why We Love It…
– A challenging game for kids (and maybe even the adults), Twist & Shape develops spatial awareness, problem solving, and logical thinking skills; and is perfect for awakening and moulding creative young minds!

– We’ve always had a strong passion for toddler toys that support problem solving through creative thinking, and this set has got all the important boxes checked. It helps inquisitive young minds notice patterns, connect ideas, and test out new concepts. The trial-and-error process that this puzzle puts them through is also excellent in helping foster logical reasoning and cognitive skills! 

 

PICK #2

Plantoys 5432

This Is…
PlanToys’ Sorting Puzzle Truck

It Retails At…
$24.90

It’s Great For Ages…
2 – 3 years

What It Does…
This innovative wooden shape-sorting puzzle builds up into a sizeable rolling truck that can be pushed around as a play vehicle – all that has to be done is to match the correct pegs and blocks into their designated slots atop the chassis!

Why We Love It…
– This toy is simply rolling with truck loads of early-learning excitement! This great developmental aid encourages fine motor skills, sensory exploration, shape learning, and even imaginative play. What more can we ask for?

– All pieces of this Sorting Puzzle Truck are made from chemical-free, eco-friendly rubberwood and coloured with non-toxic water-based dyes, ensuring play that is not just fun and educational, but safe and sustainable both for child and the environment!

PICK #3

 

Plantoys 5360

This Is…
PlanToys’ Sort & Count Cups

It Retails At…
$29.90

It’s Great For Ages…
2 – 3 years

What It Does…
– At its most basic, tots learn to identify and count as they sort out the corresponding counters into the correct coloured cups.

More advanced learners will benefit from interactive play with an adult. To extend the play value of this extremely nifty learning aid, give instructions that range from something as simple as, ‘Place 1 red counter and 2yellow counters into the blue cup‘; to more complex tasks such as, ‘Sort out the counters so that each cup has 1 counter of each colour‘.

Why We Love It…
– Any learning aid that allows as much unstructured play as this one deserves two thumbs up from us. As suggested above, giving varied directions not only keeps play refreshing, it also hones receptive skills and the ability to take instructions; which goes a long way in shaping their academic capabilities in the future!

– Children have a natural desire to make sense of their world and  create order, which is why counting and sorting activities often attract children. Through sorting, children learn to understand and spot similarities and differences; and this type of thinking starts them on the path of logical thinking which can be translated to every day life. In fact, studies have even shown that kids who are used to comparing and contrasting do better in mathematics later on!

 

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