This is an inside look at what is included in the My Father’s World Pre-K Package for 4’s (and older 3’s). In this review you will get to see photos of the included educational toys, and a look at the activity cards.
Before we begin, just a quick overview on this package: The Pre-K Package Includes 6 educational toys, corresponding activity/learning cards for those toys, a CD, and 5 books. For a more in depth overview, you can read the package contents from the My Father’s World website. I personally decided to leave out the recommended books and CD, simply because I found that all but one of the books could be borrowed from my local library. The CD just came down to preference, so I chose my own. Alright, lets begin!
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Monday: Lauri Toys Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs and Big-Little Crepe Rubber Pegboard
Out of all of the toys this package came with, this one is my favorite. I’ll never forget teaching my daughter how to count with this toy. She stacked the pegs one by one as she counted up to five and we laughed and embraced at her accomplishment. The possibilities of fun educational activities this toy presents is so vast. There is the obvious use of counting, adding, and subtracting, but I have also used the pegs to teach colors and for fun play. What child wouldn’t enjoy stacking the pegs as high as they can go?
Here is a sample of the activity cards that correspond with this toy. Number 1 is where you start and is the easiest activity. The level of difficulty increases daily (or you can stay on one of course if you child needs more time. As shown here, 9 is the most difficult.
Also for Monday, is this Big-Little Crepe Rubber Pegboard with it’s own set of activity cards.
Tuesday: See-the-Difference Puzzle – Kids
This puzzle is a lot of fun. There is so much more that can be done with this puzzle other than putting them into their correct places. My Father’s World has done a great job with their activity cards and really makes use of this great puzzle. You can use the puzzle for various educational activities such as tracing the figures, counting according to color, assisting in visual mathematics and etc. It is durable and vibrant in color.
Here are the activity cards for the Kids Puzzle. The color text pieces on the bottom right are used for some activities.
Wednesday: Alphabet Puzzle Boards
It’s been so neat to watch my daughter using this toy. She has been watching the Leapfrog: Letter Factory (which I HIGHLY recommend, it has pretty much single headedly taught her letter recognition and the sounds they make) and so it’s neat to watch her point out the letters and recognize them and even tell me which sounds they make.
Again, here is a sample of the activity cards that correspond with this toy. Number 1 is where you start and is the easiest activity. Number 5 is medium difficulty, and 10 is the most difficult.
Thursday: Lacing & Tracing Dinosaurs
So for this one, I actually goofed up. The one recommended in the package is actually Lacing Shapes. I purchased dinosaurs because I thought my pre-schooler would like them more. The activity cards of course go with the shapes one they recommend. The dinosaurs still work, I just need to slightly modify the activity to fit. PS: The number of dinosaurs shown in the photo is not accurate, there are more =)!
Friday: Lauri Toys Fit-A-Space
The final activity for the week is sure to keep your little ones busy. Here is the description from the back of the box: “This versatile teaching tool is excellent for fine-motor skills. To complete the geometric puzzles, kids must distinguish among diffeerences in shapes, sizes, and triangle styles. Stringing activities help kids develop hand-eye coordination as well as sorting and patterning skills.”
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