A Purpl What? A Purpllinker by The Adventures of Bear

Platforms: Hands-on
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): Parchmint
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A Purpl What? A Purpllinker by The Adventures of Bear

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Review by The Adventures of Bear

A Purpl What? A Purpllinker.

I chose to review the Purpllinker because
a) it has a funny name
b) Timberdoodle sells it and Timberdoodle carries high quality educational tools that have been carefully selected
c) it looked like it had potential as a versatile learning tool
d) all of the above

Did you choose d)?

The Purpllinker is part of Timberdoodle’s preschool curriculum kit (but can be purchased separately). It has seven arms that can be moved to form letters, numbers and shapes.  The arms are stiff enough that they keep the shape formed, but loose enough that even the two year old can manipulate them.

This has been a neat learning tool in our house.  The Purpllinker’s packaging doubles as the instructions for letter and number formation, but if you accidentally rip the packaging, throw it out, or lose it, you can download the instructions as a PDF.

We’ve made geometric shapes, (I really wish the Purpllinker had EIGHT arms instead of seven so we could make an OCTAGON), swords, mountains and valleys, pointers for the flipchart morning songs.

And of course…letters.

We don’t bother much with instructions, but just kind of try to do it on our own.


While it is a different way to make letters and reinforce letter recognition and knowledge, I much prefer it as a tool for geometric shapes.  I find that the letters are too boxy.  Of course, this fact did not bother Bear and J-jo.

Little hands get a good workout using the Purpllinker.  It’s a great tool to add to your purse for waiting time or in the car, as it folds up quite small.  I don’t think it’s a necessary tool, but if you are looking for something fun, yet educational, to add to a workbox, or if your child needs extra fine motor work that is NOT pen and paper work, the Purpllinker might just be for you.

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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. | 04 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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