Guidecraft Sort & Match Review
As a member of the Guidecraft Educators blog team, I am pleased to be able to introduce you to the highest quality educational toys and products. Guidecraft is proud to be a leader in the industry and is renowned for crafting beautiful wood furniture as well as offering a wide selection of creative, educational toys for children of all ages.
I was very impressed with the Guidecraft line of Sort & Match educational toys that we are using in our pre-k and 1st grade class. The award-winning, Animal Train Sort & Match ($45) has been a hit with the boys who are ages 4 and 6. The concept is simple yet this toy has provided hours of interactive play and lots of fun. The child selects a double-sided pattern card and then uses the colorful animal and train pieces to construct a matching picture on a playing board. I appreciate that this set is very easy to set up for play since the storage box actually converts into a self-propped up playing board. The pegs and metal backing on the board conveniently keeps the pieces in place.
What I like most about Guidecraft toys is that it appeals to a wide spectrum of ages because you can adapt it to meet their unique skill level and abilities. It was a huge boost of confidence for the youngest child, age 4 who shouted with joy when he had created his first matching picture independently. The older six year old also enjoyed playing a “beat the clock” style game where he raced to see how many pictures that he could match in fifteen minutes.
Perfect for springtime, the Guidecraft Flower Match Garden Patch ($40) is a Sort & Match toy that features vivid colors and shapes so that the child can create beautiful “flower patches”. The laminated patterns are self guiding and make this a wonderful activity for independent quiet time or even cooperative play.
The Sort & Match toys are nicely designed and use high quality materials so this is a toy that is sure to last a very long time…..and get lots of interactive play!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.