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Balancing Monkeys

  Balancing Monkeys
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Item: PT009 
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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.

Balancing Monkeys
  • 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.

    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.

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      UPC 8854740053497
      Manufacturer SKU 0534900
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 4/20/2007
      Manufactured In Thailand
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 3 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #2929
      Dimension 10.8 x 2.8 x 7.9 inches
      Material preservative-free rubberwood
      Pieces 6 monkeys

    We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, 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.!) "

    Total Customer Reviews: 20
    Average Customer Rating: 4.65 (site average 4.56)
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    Great game.
    Posted 6/27/2014 by nicole OGeil

    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.

    Rating: 4
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    Posted 12/25/2013 by Kari Reinhardt

    Will help with fine motor development

    Rating: 4
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    Balancing Monkeys
    Posted 12/11/2013 by Shawn Beach

    I didn't think this toy would wow our boys, but they love it. This gets played with much more than I ever would have imagined. Great for toddlers!

    Rating: 5
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    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.

    Rating: 5
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review for 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!

    Rating: 5
    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
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    ptoo9, math, preschool, balancing, monkeys, balancing game, stacking game, math game, mathematics game,

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