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One of the great things I love about my job as a blogger is that I can use it as an excuse to get together with friends. I mean seriously who else can get paid to socialize with friends. And this post is no different. The other day, my youngest Gracie and I went over to my friend Laura’s house to get her sweet and adorable daughter, Cheridan to try out a new toy for me.
As a teacher, I love toys that not only entertain but teach as well. When I was asked to write about the Think & Learn Code-A- Pillar, a new toy from Fisher Price® I wasn’t sure which one of my friends I would get to help me to try this out. But once I got my shipment in and saw what it did I immediately thought of Cheridan. You see she has “developmental delays due to undetermined causes” or simply put she has developmental support needs.
I knew the Think & Learn Code-A- Pillar would be something that would not only entertain but also help with her motor skills as well as teaching patterns. When Gracie and I arrived at Laura’s with the toy in hand, Cheridan could not wait for me to get the package open. She waited patiently for it. I think her older sister, Piper was just as excited as she was for the toy.
I will have to say that this is probably one of the best toys that I have seen on the market for a while. I loved that it not only teaches patterns but children can take the links apart and move them which helps with their motor skills. The only flaw that both Laura and I saw was there wasn’t a way to turn down the sound or to totally turn the sound off.
Cheridan played so hard with the toy that she ended up falling asleep on the couch, yep it totally wore her out. I am glad that I was able to bless this precious little girl with this toy. I thought I was just blessing her but in fact, I blessed her older brother and sister. Not sure what I mean, I woke up Saturday morning with a message from Laura letting me know that this is what her morning looked like and that her husband thinks they need to extend the age restrictions to include older kids as well. And this picture was attached.
Interested in this toy, here is more about it. Encourage your child to explore sequences and reasoning with this Think and Learn Code-a-pillar. Arrange the segments in one order, and the Code-a-pillar follows instructions to go one way. Arrange them in another, and a completely different sequence begins. The easy-to-connect segments make finding out the different combinations of this Think and Learn Code-a-pillar safe, easy and fun.