Hey all! I hope you have been enjoying all of the fun kid-related posts lately! Today I have another fun learning game to share with you from Learning Resources: The 1-10 Counting Owls Activity Set.
If you've been around here for any length of time, it should be no surprise by now that I love anything that makes learning more fun for kids, especially tricky subjects like math. (Maybe that's just me? I was never and will never be a math person!) The 1-10 Counting Owls Activity Set is the perfect tool to help your child learn and solidify not only counting, but early math concepts as well. It is especially useful if you have a visual or hands on learner!
The Counting Owls Activity Set comes with 37 pieces and is geared towards children age 3 and up. The set comes with an owl branch, 25 owls, spinner, 10 activity cards, and activity guide. Children can practice counting from 1-10 (and more), learn simply addition and subtraction, patterning, and more. Not only will children pick up on math concepts, but they can practice color identification as well with the five different colors of owls that comes with the set.
Here are mine and Myka's thoughts on the Counting Owls Set:
*I love that there are so many different ways to play and learn! I love anything multi-functional and with so many different activities, children should stay engaged for longer and find activities they like.
*Myka really likes making the patterns from the activity cards. She's still having a hard time understanding some of the other “games”, though. I'm not sure if she's just being willfully ignorant or is having a hard time understanding that the cards are double sided for different games and that the spinner doesn't really need to be used with any of the card activities either.
*Through interacting with this, I discovered she can identify more numbers than I thought. (sneaky little minx)
*Myka is very much a visual and hands on learner, so the owls are handy for corresponding something tangible to the “idea” of numbers, if that makes sense. You can especially see the gears turning in her head when I demonstrate simple addition and subtraction.
*Since there are 25 owls included, you can technically use this set past the number 10. Plus, you can show multiplication, grouping, etc.
*I like that the Counting Owls Set can be used for multiple ages. Plus it's durable enough to last through more than one child, which is always a bonus when buying toys or educational materials, amiright?
*You can also use the owls for other math activities outside of the ones included in the set.
*The one issue we have had is getting the owls in the branch. At first I thought it was just because she's super impatient and kind of a spaz sometimes, but I have a bit of a hard time too sometimes.
Overall, I would recommend this for pre-school aged children who are just starting out with numbers or even simple math. Learning Resources and Educational Insights (their sister company) has TONS of fun products for kids and families, so be sure to check both sites out! (You can find the Counting Owls Activity Set on Learning Resources.) Stay up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.
Mixed Bag Mama was not compensated for this post. I received this item in order to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.