I received this product from Smart Felt Toys for review. They offer hands on, award winning, multi-sensory, interactive felt toys for children age 3 and up. They can be used flat or transformed into a reversible 3 dimensional playset. These felt playsets were created by a speech pathologist to build early language skills, and virtually every part of them was designed with an educational purpose.
The My Little Farm Felt Playset ($39.99) not only helps to strengthen children's language skills, but it also offers ample opportunities for open ended imaginative and creative play. Kids love matching the felt pieces to the appropriate outlines inside the barn, creating their own little farm. They'll also love putting pieces all over the open play panels as they create their own original stories.
My Little Farm comes with 32 brilliantly colored soft, sticking felt pieces that will help promote receptive and expressive language. They can be used to teach who, what, and where questions, develop matching skills and as a springboard for demonstrating storytelling skills. As they choose where to place the pieces to fit into their story, they will be learning visual attention and processing, and if you guide them with suggestions on the placement, they will be learning to follow simple directions.
Your child will spend hours playing with this playset and never realize that he is learning as he plays. To him, it is an awesome, fun toy. To you, it is a valuable teaching tool.