Timberdoodle Review {Purpllinker} by Capitally Frugal

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Publisher(s): Parchmint
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Timberdoodle Review {Purpllinker} by Capitally Frugal

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Timberdoodle Review {Purpllinker}

A few weeks ago, Timberdoodle sent our family the Purpllinker, their newest tool for teaching children the alphabet.  Since we’ve decided to get a jumpstart on A’s preschool education, I am always thrilled to try out any learning device that would make our schooling a fun experience!  At first, I was a little puzzled over how to use the purple gadget when it arrived on our doorstep; but the helpful pamphlet that comes with it, had us creating letters, numbers, and shapes in no time!

Purpllinker with Instructions

Wondering what exactly a Purpllinker is?  The description on Timberdoodle’s website says: “looking much like great grandpa’s old-fashioned carpenter’s ruler, but smaller, softer, safer, and easier to maneuver, the child-friendly Purpllinker, with its seven arms, will hold its shape, allowing your child to create the entire alphabet. By forming letters with the Purpllinker, your child will be building small-muscle memory and fine-motor skills.  Made of lightweight ABS plastic arms and aluminum rivets, the Purpllinker can also be used to make numbers, geometric forms, swords, snakes, and just about anything your child can imagine.  For ages three and older.”

We created a game with A that she LOVES!  Every morning, she sets up her stool and grabs the Purpllinker to go “fishing.”  In order to “catch” a fish, she needs to create the letter I write on the easel.  Since she’s very much hands-on and has the not-very-long attention span of a three year old, it’s a terrific way to teach the alphabet.  Within a week, she was able to write every letter of her name (some more legible than others :) ).

You can purchase your Purpllinker for $11.25, or you can peruse Timberdoodle’s Complete Homeschool Preschool Curriculum (which includes the Purpllinker).  And, if you would like to see all their neat learning tools for every age, Timberdoodle sends out their Homeschool Catalog for free, upon request.

Legal Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free Purpllinker in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 13 Oct 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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