Mattias loves matching, so I went to the Prismland website and downloaded some of their worksheets that looked appropriate for this age (I chose the matching type ones, as he is not writing yet) and off he went! If you are a teacher, the website also has tips on age appropriate activities for young children from matching games to worksheets.
When he saw the toys, which I thought would be more geared towards babies, he was hugging them and lining them up and LOVED them right away! He grabbed the “shape” books, as he called them and wanted me to read them to him. I let him pick two shapes and let Markus, my two-year-old pick two, and we sat and read the books!
I will admit, I was not sure that the kids would pay much attention to these, but they
were genuinely intrigued! They are amazing toys for preschools and elementary school math classes! If I had to say something that I did not like about them, it would be the fabric color. Because they are a bit like balls, they will get thrown around and will end up on the floor. I anticipate the white fabric could get dirty or stained quite easily. I do think these would wash up nicely, but I would like to see them in a darker fabric.
Prismland is partially the result of a kick-starter campaign; I think it is so amazing too see people investing in great ideas and then seeing the ideas come to fruition. I am sure that Jess Chen and Matt Mayers, the creators of Prismland are also thankful for kick-starter, and those who gave to fund their vision for these toys! Another plus for these toys is the Canadian connection as Jess is an artist from Toronto!
If you are an Early Childhood Educator, a Teacher, a Daycare or just a parent who wants to let you little sponges learn at every turn, I highly suggest you get yourself a Prismland set!
Find out more at www.prismland.com