With so many toy recalls of late, environmental friendly toys definitely score extra points from most parents as they are a safe alternative to regular toys. Therefore, it is not surprising that ImagiPLAY‘s award winning “Toys With Integrity” have fast become a huge hit in the market. All of ImagiPLAY’s wooden toys are beautifully crafted from plantation-grown rubberwood, which is a wonderful splinter-free hardwood, making it safe and ideal for toys.
About ImagiPLAY‘s products (excerpt from their website):
ImagiPLAY products have been recognized by the media, children’s advocacy groups, and parents’ organizations for their outstanding quality, design and ability to inspire imagination. It has received awards from Parenting Magazine, Creative Child Magazine, Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice Foundation and many other well-respected groups. But most importantly, ImagiPLAY’s products have helped thousands of children worldwide to discover themselves and their world as they navigate the waters of the human Age of Exploration.
Many of our Parent Reviewers have recently tried and tested ImagiPLAY’s Counting Bunnies, a hand crafted and hand painted whimsical toy designed to make counting fun for children above age 3. Check out their experience with this toy:
From Melissa’s Desk – Lot’s of learning will come from this adorable puzzle that starts with the #1 Mommy Bunny followed by numbers 2-8 baby bunnies all hopping after the two carrots numbers 9 & 10. Children can practice their numbers 1-10, as well as their colors. It’s the perfect size to slip into your diaper bag or purse for on-the-go educational fun.
Rockin Mama – I love that the bunny puzzle is ordered by number and color so as the numbers change, so do the colors. I believe that this really helps children to grasp numerical order. Also, I love how the pieces fit together. It is great for dexterity and fine motor skill coordination.
What’s That Smell? – The funny thing was, that despite my doubts, he didn’t even hesitate when I took it out of the box. He wanted to play with it. He didn’t ask “doesn’t it do anything?” or “where do you put the batteries?” He was drawn to it regardless.
He played with the Counting Bunnies puzzle in so many different ways. Aside from the basic lining them up in numerical order on the base, he made a game out if and at one point was using the entire counter. He easily played with it for over an hour the first time, and at least 1/2 an hour each time after.
Ponderings From My Heart – My son was thrilled with the puzzle upon opening it and wanted me to join him in playing with it. My son is almost 4. He knows his numbers and can count to ten but I was suprised how much he was learning about the order of the numbers by this hands-on activty. Being a boy, he doesn’t like to sit and learn from books so this puzzle kept him busy, yet learning!
A Mom Speaks – Now my daughter who will turn two in a couple of days, absolutely loved the puzzle. We have been working on numbers and colors lately so this was a great addition to our puzzle collection. She loved counting the bunnies and picking out the different colors.
Laura Williams’ Musings – Not only is this set perfect for preschoolers but also kindergarten age children and 1st graders who need some reinforcement in their counting.
The wooden set is delightfully carved and vividly painted in primary colors which are inviting. The pieces are just the right size for little hands. I highly recommend this set for your preschooler.
Maria’s Space – The bunny puzzle is very popular in this house. It has gone to school as part of show and tell and just yesterday, my daughter who I have been working with on her numbers for over a year was able to point to each number. She was able to put mom and then the carrots but the numbers were never in numerical order. I had put all the bunnies on the table and asked her to point to 1, 2, 3, etc and she was able to. Shocking, she may have always known and just decided to play games with me or this puzzle helped. Either way, this mom is thrilled and the kids play with it constantly. When it is not being played with it is an adorable piece of art that sits on the shelf. I love looking at it.
Why Are They Calling Me Mom – L really struggles with her numbers, I know that she can count but when she is under pressure to remember the order she will get stuck around 6 or 7. So this puzzle was perfect for her. She constantly asked me what came next so we finally have her start with the big bunny and then she has to count them out and try and pick which one comes next. It also extremely helpful that the bunnies are in “rainbow order” so if she is stumped for a second I can just ask her which color comes next.
Pajama Mom – One side of the bunnies has the numbers and the other side is blank so it’s great for decorating when they’re not playing. The nesting of the bunnies is so adorable, mom is first and all the kids line up in front of her to get a nibble of carrot – too cute! All kids love bunnies and these are a great thematic element to any bunny story.
Renaissance Culinaire – The Counting Bunnies Puzzle is well constructed by hand out of environmentally sustainable wood and supports Fair trade workers in disadvantaged countries. Not only will your children love the cuteness factor of the puzzles design, but this puzzle is educational and something that will last for years to come, and would make a great toy to pass on to future generations.