As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Autism
"Used to help with eye-hand coordination for a boy in the class that I work with, one on one. Some try to put the colors in a certain order, some try to put it on for a necklace. Students can count while stringing the beads and learn colors! My two year old grandson saw it, thinking it was for him, and he loved stringing the beads!"
Great Fine Motor Development
Posted 10/6/2014 by STACY K
Gave this to my 24 month old daughter who has mild cp to further develop fine motor skills. We were introduced to this product by her occupational therapist. I love that on top of the kids trying to get the lace through the blocks, they can also be challenged to sort by colors. The back of the box come with ideas on how to use them for development.
My nieces is 2 yrs of age. She is beginning to learn her colors and we would string on a variety of patterns and she would copy the pattern onto another string. She would also say the colors aloud.
As a playing device, she would wear them as jewelry.
It was a fun gift and a learning tool in one.
Simple and wonderful!
Posted 9/3/2011 by Michelle Miller
We bought this set for our 2 year old daughter. When it came, I showed her how to put the laces through the beads and explained that she needed to put beads away as she was finishing with them. Now she will spend 15-20 minutes sitting by herself pulling the string all the way through, stacking 2 beads and trying to get the string through, rearranging the beads. This is the polar opposite of all of the brainless plastic push-button toys meant to passively entertain young children. This toy is simple, timeless, and genius. The laces and holes are the right size to be challenging without being too frustrating.
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
Primary Lacing Beads, learning to lace, tie my shoes, lacing 1, 2, 3... tie a knot, ,
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