At our house we prefer to let our boys’ imagination and creativity run free. They have a few toys that help their minds be free, like a train set that lets them arrange the tracks in so many ways, or hot wheel cars that travel all around the house, or blocks which they use to build bridges and towers!
When looking for toys I look for something that will help develop their skills and not just so dumb toy that does nothing. This is how I found out about Learning Resources.
Learning Resources® is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.*
We were lucky to get the opportunity of reviewing one of their brand new 2011 toys, Ruff’s House: Teaching Tactile Set.
This game is geared towards Pre-K kids but little kids still play. Through this game your kids will build fine motor sensory play skills along with learning to match, take turns and share! My boys still have to learn the sharing part!! They are pros at taking turns and A. is doing wonders at matching!!
Ruff’s House features a variety of rubber and cloth bones: smooth, silky, scratchy, bumpy, ridged and more. Includes little dog, twenty 2″L bones (2 each of 10 textures), Activity Guide and plastic doghouse measuring 5″L x 5″W x 5″H
A. loves playing with their new game. He caught up to it pretty fast too! The way we play it is we put 5 of the rubber bones inside the house while we hold the other 5 in our hands. We randomly choose a bone and we let him see it, hold it and touch it. Once he is ready he’ll stick his hand inside the house and let him find the bone he has in his hand.
We also use the soft bones the same way. And just once have we had both rubber and fabric bones in the house. It went OK. Boy decided to be sneaky and peak inside the house!!
The boys also play together….throwing the rubber bones down the hall!! And they take turns!! One throws the bones while the other one goes pick them up! Then he throws them and the other picks them up once more…quite a vicious circle, but at least they have fun while taking turns!!
This new game is amazing and I truly recommend it! It is ideal for special needs kids. No better way to learn tactile skills than with Ruff’s House.
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*Excerpt taken off Learning Resource’s website