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Try to hang the monkeys on the branches but watch out, balance needs to be established and maintained on both sides! This toy helps to develop a child's mathematical skills by getting them to calculate the correct distance required in order to keep the monkeys balanced.
A darling heirloom balancing toy - really cute little monkeys look great just hanging around.
A balancing game for children
Develops hand-eye coordination, muscle control, and logic
Made of recycled wood, soy based dyes with care to protect the environment
Plan Toys have all natural finishes with soy and water based inks and dyes
High quality heirloom construction
Green through and through:
Plan Toys assists people affected by natural disasters with donations and financial support. Plan Toys are made from non-chemically treated rubber trees that no longer produce latex. The company also participates in an ongoing reforestation program.
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Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
Speech & Language Delay
"I usually use this as a first then exercise to work on the fine motor 'pinching' grasp. It was not everyone's favorite game so a preferred followed to ensure completion. It works well if you sing the 8 little monkeys swinging on a tree song. This works on numbers and speech. Setting it up requires communication which is wonderful as well.
The precision needed is moderate to high, depending on age. Used with age 2-7 with low gross and fine motor abilities. Great practice, quick set up and and take down.
This game can also be finished in 5 minutes if it is behaviour you are working on. There is no end that needs to be achieved and therefore you can make your own goals (put up 2,3,4 or all of the monkeys).
You can also add this to any preferred game by having children place one monkey in the tree before their turn or every 2 minutes of their preferred play.
Many uses, creative and simple. Some kids even liked playing with the monkeys in a doll house, with cars, or in the bath (not recommended as they seem to absorb the soap.!) "
This is great fine motor practice for anyone. The pieces are easy to grab and place in the tree. I do wish it came with something other than a paper bag to put the monkeys in. Small wooden toys, in my experience, don't last as long when bouncing around in a box. The arms are quite thin on the monkeys, but so far so good.
It's great for a turn Taking game but definitely not their favorite. Using it along with a song does make it a bit more fun.
Playful way to learn about physics
Posted 2/23/2012 by H. Warner
This is a great way to "teach" a child about balance, weight, and physics in a playful way. The toy is well designed and constructed, like most Plan Toys. My 21-month old enjoys taking the tree apart and has now figured out how to hang the monkeys. My 3-1/2-year old niece clearly got more out of the toy in terms of understanding the physics involved. However, this really is not a multiple player game like Jenga or Balancing cactus.
Review of Balancing Monkeys
Posted 1/4/2010 by Samantha Bukis
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter for Christmas, and she loves it. When she's not actually playing the balancing game, she loves to "talk" the monkeys to each other. I love it because when it's up on our bookshelf, it looks like it's part of the decor of her room. All around, one of my favorite toy purchases to date!
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