Product Type: ELC Child Development
Newest Review: ... some benefit from these, even at his young age. For your £2 (this is the current sale price, RRP is £6), you get a pack of 54 cards (27 ma... more
ELC Picture Pairs
Member Name: kat1234
ELC Picture Pairs
Advantages: cheap entertainment, great learning tool
I recently purchased a pack of Early Learning Centre Picture pairs for my 20 month old son for the bargain price of £2. At that price, they were too good to pass by, even if my son isn't quite at the stage where he can play pairs or snap just yet. He is, however intrigued by pictures and learning the names of things as well as anything that he can 'do'. Therefore, I felt that he could gain some benefit from these, even at his young age.
For your £2 (this is the current sale price, RRP is £6), you get a pack of 54 cards (27 matching pairs) that are the same size as regular playing cards in a cardboard box. On each card is a coloured picture (photo-like) of an object. The objects range from animals (my son's favourite) to food items to vehicles and toys. These are great for expanding my son's vocabulary and understanding. We usually play with these by placing them all faced up on the floor and I ask him to pass me the cows (for example). My son loves this game as he loves to pick out the relevant cards (showing he understands the words) and clap himself when he gets a pair.
We also use them to discuss things like colours - 'what colour is the bus?' and counting - 'how many legs does the cow have?'. As he gets older, we will begin to play pairs properly with them, probably by using 4 or 5 pairs only to begin with and then build this up. We will also use them for sorting - for example putting all toys in a pile, or all animals. Therefore, I think we will get a lot of use out of these and think £2 was a wonderful price to pay.
The cards have a few dog eared corners already, which is only to be expected with a toddler's rough touch I suppose. They are also easily bent, being playing cards but, again, at £2 I really have no complaints. Overall, a lovely basic game for toddlers that helps with language, understanding and counting.
Summary: fantastic buy
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