Stack the durable, brightly colored wooden beads on 5 hardwood dowels in sequence to match the design on one of the pattern cards! Builds complex reasoning skills as well as sorting and coordination! Includes over 45 brilliantly colored beads, 5 dowels, and 10 patterns that increase in difficulty!
Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set Specifications:
- Recommended for Ages 4+
- Dimensions: 13" x 12.5" x 2"
WARNING - Choking Hazard - Not for children under age 4
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- My daughter is 2 and is amazingly active. She is rarely interested in anything for more than a couple of minutes, tops. The first time she played with this, she was engrossed for over an hour, and then went back to play with it some more about 3 other times in the same day. This has truly never happened before! It has really improved her fine motor skills as well as her pattern recognition. There are a lot of little touches to this product that make it nice, too - a slot to hold the pattern "cards" upright, a nice clear lid to keep it all together, etc. I do agree with what others have said about the blue and purple being very close in appearance. Other than that, this toy is absolutely perfect!
- As a teacher and mom of three, I was very happy with this toy. The kids enjoy handling the chunky beads. It can easily be adapted for toddler through kindergarten. I love all the Melissa and Doug toys. They are easy to store away for a rainy day or something special to pull out when the babysitter arrives.
- I tried to make my own bead sequencing set for my three year old but couldn't put it together for less than the cost of this complete set. I agree that the blue and purple colored beads are a little tough to distinguish and some of the pictures on the control cards don't readily match the real beads which makes this hard for three and four year olds. However, in the Montessori preschool books I've read, this activity is set up a little differently. You take a tray and put one or two control cards with the necessary beads and a single shoe lace. At the start, I plan to make one lace, tie it off, and then put identical beads in the basket for my son to match. Then the young child has more chance of getting used to the process. This kit has the capability of challenging a child for a few years as you add more colors and shapes of beads and increase the length and difficulty of the sequence. I'm a do it your self type, but I love this toy!