Product Type: Mothercare Child Development
Mothercare number puzzle
Mothercare Number Puzzle
Member Name: Whizz11
Mothercare Number Puzzle
Advantages: Great for counting, colours, hand/eye coordination
*** Please note I am reviewing the Mothercare number puzzle that is show here in the Dooyoo picture and that can be found at the link http://www.mothercare.com/ ELC-Lift-and-Look-Number-Puzzle/119148,default,pd. html. The other review on this item is a bit different but I want to make it clear that I am reviewing the correct puzzle. I have owned it for a number of years and still play with it now ***
We are forever counting in our house, counting as we go up the stairs, counting the number of footsteps we take to get to the door, counting the number of swings we do on the swings eye etc. I think this is the best way for my little girl to learn her numbers and I also thinking seeing the numbers and playing with the numbers is a great way of doing it too. Repetition and visual stimulation I think are the best way of learning and this Mothercare puzzle is great for that. It is a Mothercare/ELC collaboration as even though it is sold in Mothercare it was bought in the ELC section and has an ELC symbol on the side. The puzzle looks exactly like it does in the Dooyoo photo posted here.
The puzzle is really nice looking and is made well. Its a wooden puzzle with pegs on the puzzle pieces which makes it easy to put them in and out. On the top line of the puzzle you will find the numbers 1 to 5 and on the middle line you will find the numbers 6 to 10. In the bottom line there are 5 everyday shapes, a square, a circle, a triangle, a star and a heart. The numbers and shapes are nice and colourful and the puzzle includes reds, blues, oranges, greens and yellows.
The numbers and shapes are all really well formed and fit into the puzzle well. They do not stick and are not hard to get out and the pegs are just the right size for little fingers to be able to pinch and hold. Mothercare say that this skill develops hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity and I definitely agree. Its great to see my little girl being able to put the puzzle pieces in the right spaces all by herself. The numbers and shapes are all different colours and I think this is a great way of teaching different colours as well as you can say for example, "where does the blue triangle go or where does the red square go," for example.
What I also like about this puzzle is that there is a surprise under the puzzle pieces as well. When you lift out one of the numbers you will see that number written in word form so not only are you learning what the number looks like you are learning how to spell it too. Each written word is the same colour as the number above.
When you pull out a shape puzzle piece you will also see that shape written in word form so that is a great way of learning everyday words. Mothercare say that this develops memory and thought process and helps teach your little one about numbers which I definitely agree with. We have had this puzzle for a few years now and still play with it today so it definitely stands the test of time.
In conclusion this puzzle which costs £8 from Mothercare is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.
Summary: Mothercare number puzzle