Creating ice candy with the colours representing flavours is exciting, as the childtren try to mix and match the pieces to create the popsicle pattern shown in the booklet.
This large popsicle shaped holder enables children to use the 31 wooden pieces to create 25 different popsicle patterns. Children love to experiment with the pieces to create new "combos" and see which one in the book it matches. The fact that the pattern creation is in the form of a popsicle increases the excitement level to explore more with this toy.
Set includes 1 popsicle shaped wooden frame, 31 wooden pieces, a booklet, 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 popsicle shaped toy are intriguing, challenging and extremely thought provoking thus building problem solving skills effectively with its many possibilities and variations.
Dexterity - Taking out the pieces and fitting it in the right places improves finger strength."
Remove all the pieces and place them randomly. Show the child how to look at a pattern and search for the corresponding piece starting from left to right, and top to bottom enabling the child to create or replicate a pattern.
It is also possible that the child will create a pattern and then look at the book to see which one it matches.