I’ve said it many times but when it comes to toys for my girls I look for things that are educational and require them to use their imagination when they play. I’m not fond of anything that they push a button and then just watch it do something. So if you are like me then a great website to check out for Christmas gifts this year is Learning Resources - a leading global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. Plus they have 1,100+ high quality products to choose from.
The girls received the Jumbo Safari Counters to try out.
The Jumbo Safari Counters come in a reusable tub which made this momma super happy. So many times toys come in flimsy cardboard boxes that end up in the garbage and I’m left to find a new storage solution which drives me crazy. Inside the tub you will find thirty figures – 5 different animals including rhino, elephant, giraffe, monkey, and lion in 6 vibrant colors including red, yellow, orange, blue, green and purple. They are recommended for ages two to five so both Alleigh and Kaelyn had a blast playing with them.
We spent quite a while sorting and counting them by either animal or color and turned it into a bit of a game. I would give the girls each a color or an animal and they had to find that amongst the pile of chunky figures. Alleigh would toss all of hers into a pile quickly while Kaelyn had to stand hers in a nice straight line and tell me each animal and color as she did it. Such a smart little cookie, hehe.
I would also ask the girls to find certain amounts for example: 3 lions or 2 green animals. Alleigh loved this and Kaelyn did amazingly well for only being two years old. Of course the whole time we were also making funny animal sounds and pretending to be those animals as well, hehe.
Kaelyn also quickly figured out that the animals were hollowed out so they could be used as finger puppets. That led to a funny impromptu puppet show courtesy of both girls. They definitely are my little comedians.
And the best part was the entire time they were learning, but since it was fun they simply thought we were playing. That’s the great thing about Learning Resources – Learning for the fun of it!
As I mentioned earlier there are over 1,100 awesome products on the Learning Resources website to check out, but before you head over to do that enter below to win your very own set of Jumbo Safari Counters.
I’m sure your kiddos will love them just as much as mine do. Good luck!
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