Thursday, November 11, 2010

Animal Train Sort and Match {Guidecraft Mom Review}

I am always searching for fun, versatile, learning toys that will hold my son’s attention.  We received the Animal Train Sort and Match from Guidecraft, which helps teach color-matching, shape-matching and pattern-recognition, but would it keep the attention of a busy four year old? 

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Animal Train Sort and Match comes in a wooden storage case that holds 43 animal and train piece, six double-sided pattern cards,  and a magnetic building board that props up inside the back of the box.  The animal pieces have a small magnet in the back to help them stay on the board.

Our Thoughts

Aiden really enjoyed duplicating the patterns on the cards.  My daughter also enjoyed playing with the set, although I did have a hard time keeping her from “helping” Aiden. 

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We also found lots of other uses for the animals.  Sorting IMG_4424

and making an animal train.

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We played zoo keeper ~ taking turns rolling a dice and counting the number of animals we each added to our zoo.

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Aiden liked to see how many animals he could knock down each time he rolled the dice.IMG_4443

Since my little man likes to add some action to his learning, we also played jump over that animal.  I would call out a colored animal and he would find it and jump over it. 

IMG_4437I really love that the sturdy wooden box holds all of the pieces.   Overall, this is another high quality, educational toy from Guidecraft that definitely kept Aiden’s attention!  They also carry a Construction Truck set and a Flower set.

Find Out More

The Animal Train Sort and Match is available from Guidecraft or Amazon.

Carissa at My Life on a Taffy Pull is hosting a giveaway for an Animal Train Sort and Match.  The giveaway is open until midnight, Sunday, November 14th!

~Cindy

As a Guidecraft Mom blogger, this product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

What fun! We have this set and Sammy loves it. I need to try some of the extensions :-)

Davene said...

I love the action shot of him jumping over the animals! And I can totally see my Josiah "helping" his little brothers get the pieces in the right place. :)

I hope you're having a relaxing Saturday!

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