Purpllinker Review by Our Busy Homeschool

Platforms: Hands-on
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): Parchmint
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Purpllinker Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Review by Our Busy Homeschool

Purpllinker Review

Timberdoodle has so many fun and educational products for little children, and today I get to tell you about our experiences with another one.  The Purpllinker is a hands-on tool children can use to practice letters, numbers, and shapes, and is part of the Preschool Curriculum Kit.

Just what is a Purpllinker? Remember the old wooden carpenter’s ruler that folded out for measuring?  The Purpllinker is similar, with seven lengths of lightweight plastic riveted together.

These arms are easy to move for little ones, but stiff enough that they will hold the position they are put in to make a shape.  My little ones have all had fun playing with the Purpllinker, but Daniel has been the one who uses it to create letters and shapes.

He really enjoyed playing a game with mommy where I would say the sound a letter makes and he had to make that letter with the Purpllinker.  He got quite adept at making uppercase letters, so I think we’re about ready to work on using it for lowercase letters.

The weakness of the Purpllinker is something the rivets themselves. If two children are trying to see who can have it (read: pulling on both ends to take it from each other) they loosen the rivets enough with the twisting that the Purpllinker no longer holds the position on the rivets that have been stretched the wrong way.  It’s not something you can tighten to fix.  My best suggestion to avoid this is to ensure only one child is using the Purpllinker at a time, only getting it out when you’re ready to work with the child.  However, that takes a lot of the fun out of it because they’re not free to pick it up and practice without mom getting it out.

While I think the Purpllinker is a fun tool, it’s not sturdy enough to stand up to a family with so many little ones wanting to use it at the same time.  Winking smile You can check out this and other products for your family in Timberdoodle’s free homeschool catalog.

{Disclaimer:  We received a free Purpllinker from Timberdoodle to review.  We received no other compensation and all opinions are honest.}


Posted by Timberdoodle Co. | 01 Nov 2011 | 4 Star, All Reviews

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