Arrange the square frames to replicate the patterns represented in the book.
This house shaped holder can accommodate 4 frames at a time. Looking at the pattern in the given booklet and trying to replicate is challenging, thought provoking and just simply fun! The number of combinations of patterns possible with the 12 frames in 4 colours are plenty as each frame can be rotated as well changed in the order.
Children love to experiment by changing the frames continuously and can spend hours with this toy that promotes higher order thinking skills. The house shaped frame adds to the play element making it more engaging for the child.
Set includes 1 house shaped wooden frame, 12 wooden frames in 4 colours, 2 booklets (simple and complex), a detailed instruction manual all packed in an elegant Skola Doodle box.
Scientists, Mathematicians, Painters and Poets all look for and use patterns as part of their work. Whether it is rhyming words, mathematical sequences, Sudokus, colour combinations or the stripes on a zebra; patterns intrigue children, making it one of the most powerful cognitive skill building tools that can be used at a young age.
Replicating a given pattern is one of the best ways to enhance logical reasoning ability at a young age. It makes children observe, analyse and experiment. The patterns in this house shapes toy are intriguing, challenging and extremely thought provoking thus building problem solving skills effectively with its many possibilities and variations. Removing the frames, and layering them in the house promotes effective use of fingers.
Simple Pattern Replication: Remove all the frames and place them randomly. Show the child how to look at a pattern and start placing frames one on top of the other to replicate the same pattern. In the simple booklet the order of colours or frames is fixed from top to bottom in this order - Blue, orange, Green, Yellow. So show the child how to select and the frames to arrive at the desired pattern. The child could also create a pattern and then copy it on paper.
Remove all the frames and place them randomly. Show the child how to look at a pattern and start placing frames one on top of the other to replicate the same pattern. In the complex booklet the order of colours or frames is random. So show the child how to change the order of the frames to arrive at the desired pattern.
There are so many combinations possible with this toy even beyond the ones in the book, children can explore and create a number of patterns using the frames. They could also use the copy the pattern on paper and colour it the same way.