I received Edx Education Learning Toys and Math Manipulatives for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Learning through play is a powerful element in child development. Edx Education toys make it their philosophy, creating learning through play toys that hold attention, entertain and teach.
What is Educational Play?
Learning through play is a learning type that benefits children through increased curiosity and improved social skills.
It’s an essential part of child development while learning skills needed to succeed.
Educational play teaches children creativity, problem-solving, and how to interact with others.
Toys from Edx Education are fun, affordable, and teach through educational play.
The toys we received from Edx Education are math manipulatives.
These toys help teach math through hands-on play, where a child can explore and learn.
Rather than merely watching or listening to a lesson, Edx Education toys are a learning tactile that creates a more personal and profound understanding of math concepts.
In other words, math manipulatives help children problem solve by making math FUN!
This repeated practice and “play” build a relationship between the problem and using math manipulatives to develop math fluency.
Engaging Children Through the Use of Manipulatives
Electronic devices are a prominent part of our environment.
At some point during the day, even the youngest children engage with electronic entertainment.
We use this instant entertainment so often that it contributes to shorter attention spans that carry over into classrooms.
To gain a child’s attention and maintain focus for active learning, educators and parents need innovative ways to engage a child.
Engaged Learning with Manipulatives
Innovative learning tools such as manipulatives can keep young children engaged.
Manipulatives require a child to move, build, order, turn, arrange, fit, count, and weigh.
Many activities can be independent, guided, or collaborative through manipulative learning.
Skill Benefits through the Use of Manipulatives
Decision Making: Which tools to use? Decide on the weight, height, length, shape, and size for sorting or building.
Exploration: creating sequencing patterns, ordering, textures, colors, and comparison.
Concentration and Perseverance: how to analyze and solve problems and the cause and effect.
Edx Education Learning Toys:
Fun Play Rainbow Pebbles –
These Brightly colored pebbles are fun for creative play to spark the imagination.
These smooth, vibrant pebbles include 20 double-sided activity cards to create 2D and 3D objects, patterns, and buildings—these cards show ways to stack the stones or create designs.
These pebbles have visual appeal due to their bright colors and odd shapes.
They have a smooth surface.
In addition to math, these quirky-shaped rainbow pebbles help with adjectives and inspire conversation about their creations.
The Fun Play Rainbow Pebbles are excellent for sorting, counting, and creating.
Think of it as art with math!
Developmental play grows their fine motor skills through stacking, construction, and counting.
How many pebbles can they stack before they fall over?
How many blue pebbles equal the length of your forearm?
The bright stones can also allow children to explore and create their own games.
The Rainbow Pebbles come in a plastic storage case making clean-up easy and helping teach organization.
- 36 plastic pebbles (6 colors and 6 sizes- 0. 75”L x 1. 1”W x 0. 25”H to 2. 25”L x 3. 25”W x 0. 25”H.)
- 20 full-colored, double-sided activity cards
- Plastic storage container.
Rainbow Pebbles was Learning Magazine 2018 Preschool Teachers’ Choices Award winner and Till wig Toy Awards Top Fun Award winner.
Edx Education Linking Cubes –
These linking cubes are perfect for math concepts such as place value, measurement, and patterning.
Linking Cubes are one of the most popular math manipulatives as they visually demonstrate counting, grouping, adding, and taking away.
They are fun to snap together and can be used to create measurement or number “trains.”
These 0.8-inch linking tubes have an easy click when snapping together and pull apart with a soft pop.
There are no sharp edges.
They are larger than most competitor brands, making them easier to manipulate for small hands.
All six sides of the cubes snap together. This allows endless creation as the child can build up or out.
They are excellent tactile for fine motor skill development, creative play, and construction.
Children can use these to create buildings and other 3D creations.
They are also excellent for sorting, counting, problem-solving, and math, such as adding, subtracting, measurement, number problems, algebra, and geometry.
Edx Education Teddy Bear Shape Counters
These adorable shape counters, shaped like teddy bears, are fun and encourage sorting by color and size.
They are fun to count!
Each bear measures one inch in height and weighs four grams.
Use the matching bowls to sort the teddy bears or use the Bears to practice color recognition, counting, matching, creating patterns, and even addition and subtraction, such as I have two red bears and four yellow bears, and I take red one bear away. How many red bears do I have?
Each kit contains:
- 102 adorable bears in six bold colors
- six matching sorting bowls
- activity guide printed inside the bucket.
Edx Education offers a great selection of learning toys that keep children engaged and learning while having fun.
Educational toys encourage creative learning, motor skill development, and introductions to math concepts.
Learn more about their educational products through the edxeducation.com website.
Play is the best form of learning.