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4.0 out of 5 stars
Chunky Fun, 7 Jan 2010
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I bought this toy as a Christmas present for my 2 year old daughter. She initially enjoyed stacking the wooden shaped blocks into a tower, getting quite high too, before the knocking them over (the best bit in her opinion!). I showed her how to thread the shapes on to the laces, which she is starting to get the hang of and I can see the benefit of the different colours, shapes, numbers and counting dots in the future. My 4 year old son has also taken an interest in them and they actually play happily together. He threads the beads well to make a huge necklace! He can easily recognise the numbers and shapes and tries to encourage his sister also. A good educational toy for learning manipulative and cognitive skills, as well as sharing and having fun! The only downside as mentioned in previous reviews is the box has no lid. I tend to use cling film when not in use.