Thursday, June 15, 2023

CVC Tri-Blocks Tub, By Junior Learning - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Word-building blocks 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  5 - 8 year-old 

Who would love this: Parents who are looking for multi-sensory, words-learning educational resources 

CVC words - the 3-letter words that follow the consonant/vowel/consonant pattern; the simplest form that introduces us to the magic of stringing-up alphabetical letters and building basic, everyday-words. If you are looking for cool educational resources that make words-learning engaging and stimulating, you should check out “CVC Tri-Blocks Tub” by Junior Learning

Why I love ❤️ this set: 

(1) 90 Tri-Blocks To Form Short and Fun CVC Words - This set includes a big plastic tub of 90 Tri-Blocks® . Each of the block is in a unique triangular form, with a lower-case letter printed on each surface (total 3 letters on each block). I love that these attachable blocks provide kids with a visual, tactile, and multi-sensory way to explore the “mystery” of building words! I love watching my 4-year-old experimenting the combinations, and trying to sound the blend of consonants and short vowels. I love the clever connectable design; it’s easy to slide and snap the blocks together, or to take them apart. We make “small and short” words such as “man”, “net”, “cub”, “get”, “van” and many more. (And if your kids are ready to embark on something more challenging and complex, Junior Learning also has a “Phonics Tri-Blocks Tub” which I will share with you next time!). 

(2) Colour-Coded & Smart Connectors - The blocks are colour-coded; the beginning consonants are in dark blue, short vowels in red, and final consonant in light blue. We usually start by dividing the blocks into 3 categories based on colours before we commence building the words. I love the visual clarity; it’s easy to learn the CVC and spelling rules using these blocks. I love that the blocks are designed so that the 3 types of letters must be connected in one orientation and sequence (ie in the order of “CVC”). 

(3) Clever Spin-able Blocks - The blocks, once snapped together, are “spin-able” to create different words due to the clever triangular design. It is super fun to twist and manipulate the blocks, and discover how many other words we can form with just a change of one letter (for example, “cat” and “can”, “beg” and “bag”). Sometimes, with some luck, we can even create 2 to 3 valid words at the same time when we rotate the triangle set as a row! 

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