Eric Carle Basic Shapes Colorforms Play Set

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Eric Carle Basic Shapes Colorforms Play Set has been reviewed 3 times with an average rating of 4.33

Decent idea, but they prefer their crayons
Posted 11/23/2012
Rating: 3

I had high hopes for these. I planned to use them to demonstrate that pictures are made up of a combination of shapes, have the kids (ages 5 & 3 1/2) make up pictures using these pieces, and then try drawing their creations on paper. The kids were excited to try it out. Unfortunately, the pieces are tiny, so they had difficulty manipulating them, and they don't stick well to the surface that is included for that purpose. We had better luck using a glass cake pan. Once they finally got rolling with creating pictures, they got disgruntled because there weren't enough pieces to do what they had in mind. Some of the shapes (particularly the arcs and irregular triangles) weren't fitting well into their schemes. They would have preferred more regular or symmetrical shapes. Now these pieces sit, mostly unused, in the bottom of a sandwich baggie. On the bright side, I was able to use these to demonstrate how to draw flowers and houses using shapes, and once the kids started drawing flowers and houses, they kept going. So these indirectly did spark a great interest in art that has continued over the past several months.

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