“ Brand: Tesco Carousel „
This is such a fun little set of numbers for the bath from Carousel. On the box they say, "let them learn in the bath with these clever Carousel foam numbers and letters. They stick to bath tiles so little fingers can spell out words and do sums while they're splashing around."
Carousel say on the box that these numbers and letters are recommended from 3plus and obviously that's about the age kids start to read but I see no reason why you can't introduce them way before that. My one year old son loves playing with these in the bath and likes sticking them on the wall and I think it's never too early to start seeing numbers and letters and recognising them.
In the box you will find numbers 1- 10 and also lots of lower case letters. I think you get more than a full alphabet as some letters are repeated twice or three times. this helps us when we want to spell out our names on the bathroom wall as we all have double letters in our name. There are no sum characters such as a plus, minus, equals etc so I'm not too sure what Carousel mean by being able to do sums but still it's fun to play with the numbers.
The letters are all lower case and are bright colours including red, orange, yellow, green and blue. The letters and numbers are made of a nice sturdy foam and on one side they are smooth and on the other they are textured and bumpy. Initially I though the bumpy side would be the one you stick to your bathroom tiles but its actually the smooth side. It helps if the characters are a bit wet as well as I find they stick much better like this. The characters actually stick really well to our bathroom tiles. We've left our names on the wall after our bath and eventually they fall off but they stick well during a bath which is all that matters.
If you want to clean up after a bath this set comes with a yellow mesh bag with a drawstring which you can put them in.
We have fun with these in the bath, it's a great way for kids to become familiar with the alphabet in the fun environment of their bath.