Inchimals Review by Raising Olives

Inchimals – Review by Kimberly of Raising Olives

Release Date: 2010
Genre(s): Math
Publisher(s): Fat Brain Toys
Rating: 4
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Inchimals – Review by Kimberly of Raising Olives

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I’ve mentioned before that if you are a student in our homeschool then you may begin formal instruction in several subjects later than your peers.  This doesn’t mean that our children aren’t learning these subjects, we just prefer that they learn more naturally through experience and interest rather than text books.

Our children are introduced to math through everyday living and play.   Timberdoodle, a long-time resource for homeschool supplies, recently sent us Inchimals, one of their hands-on math toys.

What is it?

Inchimals is a set of 12 blocks painted with charming animals, inch measurements and numbers.  It’s a fun, hands-on way to introduce math terminology and concepts to your children (age 3+).

Inchimals Review by Raising Olives From the 1 inch ladybug cube to the 12 inch giraffe block, Inchimals shout fun and beg to be played with.

Inchimals Review by Raising OlivesEach block has it’s corresponding numeral painted on one end and the equivalent number of dots on the opposite end.  The sides of each block are clearly delineated into inch segments for easy counting and measuring.

Young children will enjoy naming the animals and  building with the blocks.  They will quickly learn to sort the animals into ascending and/or descending order and experimenting with measuring and equivalents.  They will discover that if they stack the penguin on top of the tiger they will be the same height as an elephant and that their drinking cup is as tall as the rabbit.

Bigger, smaller, taller, shorter, counting, adding, subtracting and equating are all introduced and explored while the child spends time playing with blocks.

For ease in introducing addition and subtraction skills, the Inchimals set comes with a spiral bound write-on/wipe-off book with 100 puzzles and a dry erase marker.  The puzzle book is color coded (yellow=addition, green=subtraction, etc.) and the puzzles progress in difficulty allowing the child to expand upon the things they have already experienced.

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Inchimals Review by Raising Olives
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