Nature/ Type: Versatile, useful mathematics visual aid
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Colours, shapes, mathematics, or construction loving kids!
One of our favourite animated television series is “Numberblocks” - we love the colourful block characters, the mathematical adventures, and the funny storyline. Daju Toys linking maths cubes reminds us to have fun while learning, to sprinkle some magical creativity when it comes to serious mathematical concepts and theories, just like what NumberBlocks have been teaching the kids!
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Perfect For Maths Lessons- The set comes with a total of 100 cubes, in 10 colours grouped in 10 pieces each. These are fantastic visual aid to mathematical lesson; almost immediately, the kids discovered the magical 100 and how the number is made up of 10 x 10 rows of cubes. We snapped them into lines of 10, we combined them into a huge cube, we tested the weight and balanced them on a scale, we explored interesting ways to do adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying. We love how educational and versatile these clever cubes are!
(2) Smart Connection- The cubes can be connected at all sides - left, right, bottom and top. Just imagine the things that can be built using a little imagination and “out-of-box” thinking. The boy interlocked the cubes and created a green alligator, a black and orange tiger, a rainbow robot, and “Star Wars” styled lightsabers and many more. Yes, the structures might look “abstract” and required some explanations, but oh, how the kids love them!
(3) Shapes- Each side of the cube has a shape cutout: triangle, square, pentagon, and a protruded circle. These cubes can also be used for matching, sequencing, and other pattern-sorting activities.
(4) Colours- The colours are gorgeous, which makes the building exercise so interesting to do! Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, pink, black and white. They have the “basic” rainbow colours and more!
Having said that, snapping and disconnecting the cubes do require some fine motor skills and reasonable strength. My three-year-old was unable to do it and she felt utterly frustrated to manage them. My five-year-old struggled sometimes, but that doesn’t take away his joy of connecting and taking them apart, and he absolutely loves these cubes!
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