The Toddler Toolkit is my latest addition to the My Busy Bots family. It is a compact deck of flashcards filled with fun, creative ways for your little one to learn. It's a fantastic way to engage with your child by sparking conversations with them. Chatting with your child is such a powerful way for them to develop their language and overall learning.
The toolkit pages follow the alphabet, but each page has lots of talking points. From letter sounds to colours, animal noises, emotions, weather, vehicles, shapes, imagination... and much more! The idea is you grab the toolkit, find a comfy spot and spend some time having a look at a few pages (no need to go in order, let your child open it randomly and start there - more fun!).
The toolkit is cleverly designed with a large screw at the bottom so you can fan out the toolkit as you use it, keeping all the pages safely together (no losing random cards down sofas or in cars!). The pages are all professionally printed and matt laminated (perfect for little hands) making them more durable, plus the corners are rounded and there is a velcro flap at the top keeping it all neatly together.
The Toddler Toolkit is a fun, compact, creative learning resource for children from 2 years and up. It's so much more than regular flashcards, ensuring that your little one is learning through play! Have fun learning together!
- 27 A6 laminated flashcards bound together
- Additional extra - you can get a bag for your toolkit as an optional extra! Many of you have asked for this, and we have listened!
Skills being developed:
1. Fine motor skills:
Pre-writing skills; finger isolation; wrist extension; whole hand grasp; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; bilateral hand coordination; spatial relationships.
2. Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual spatial relations; visual closure; visual figure ground.
3. Cognitive skills:
Concentration; problem solving; puzzle solving skills; language and vocabulary; sorting and organisation; counting; number recognition; letter recognition; colour recognition and matching; shape recognition; matching; copying; following patterns; foundational Maths skills; adding & subtracting numbers; number skills; identifying phonemes.
4. Life skills:
Patience and perseverance; self-care; creativity and imagination; body scheme; early reading skills; early writing skills; working with numbers; awareness of one’s emotions.
I think this was a bit too fiddly for my 2 year old, she got frustrated at how to swivel the cards around. Aside from that it’s a good idea and I’m sure she’ll figure it out as she gets a bit older.
Such a fantastic and easy to use resource. Doesn’t require anything to lug around with it, and such an ingenious idea to use the pictures to speak conversations with the child/children. I absolutely love the illustrations and how bright and colourful and attractive it is. I just wish there were more available in this range, such as other topics/subjects, like science or history or geography. It’s so useful when you just need a few minutes of downtime and a breather but don’t want to use the tv or anything screen related.
These were bought at the same time as the Jumbo Buttons to help develop vocabulary and alphabet recognition. The item is well designed such that you can flick through the cards and not lose any, and I love that the graphics and illustrations match the Jumbo Buttons and other items that are produced. Our little one loves the flash cards and is keen to get them out and sit with us. He's getting better at recognising his letters such he keeps shouting "a" at road signs as we are out walking. I love the size aspect of them - they are perfect for getting into a handbag or a changing bag without taking up much space meaning more time for learning everywhere we go.
Highly recommended and will be purchasing some more educational items soon.
Grandson of 2 1/2 really enjoys and sparks more conversation