Nature/ Type: 10 sheep with removable plastic fleece
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 18 month-old ++
Who would love this: Parents who are sourcing for unique and engaging colours and numbers learning resources for young kids
Seriously, who can say no to 10 cute little sheep? Learning Resources has this Snap-n-Learn Counting Sheep that are so adorable it’s really hard not to like them all.
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Counting / Sequencing / Colour Matching - I love how versatile these sheep are. These are amazing teaching resources that combine counting and sequencing, colour matching, and imaginative play into a single set. Each of the ten sheep features its own unique colour (ranging from red, orange, yellow, green/blue of different shades, purple), and a matching snap-on plastic fleece with printed number. We love the little surprise element; when the snap-on “wools” are removed, the sheep reveal their bare white bodies with dots on them that match the number on the removable “wool”. For example, the purple sheep has 10 purple dots on its body, and has a matching snap-on purple fleece with the number “10” painted on it. The boy loves arranging the sheep in ascending order from 1 to 10, which also form a beautiful rainbow hues from red to purple.
(2) Imaginative Play - Apart from being an excellent mathematics and colours-learning toy, the kids have been “sending” these 10 sheep to all-sorts of playing scenes, from imaginative pasture made of dancing silk, up the wooden rocket, dino-land, to a dragons-dominated castle. We love how lovely these sheep look in their bumpy plastic coloured wool. These sheep are great addition to any imaginative or story-telling scene.
(3) Easy To Handle By Young Kids - These sheep are small-size, light-weight, and easy to handle by little hands. My two-year-old has no issue removing and snapping the wool pieces onto the sheep. I think this is a good toy to train up fine motor skills and concentration of young kids.
I notice that the paint of some of the printed numbers seem to be peeling off from the plastic coloured wools after some time. Other than this imperfection, I think this is a great learning toy that is creative, fun, and educational.
[The review was first written and published in Instagram on 25 November 2021]
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