Sometimes finding things to do inside on a rainy day can be challenging.
This product is a fun activity to give your children to play with,
and at the same time it will help them learn more about how shapes
The tack set comes with 100 wooden geometric shapes, including
triangles, large and small circles, diamonds, half circles, parallelograms,
and squares. A sturdy corkboard, measuring 12 x 8 inches, is included,
along with an all-wooden hammer and tacks. A small guide with suggested
patterns is also in the box. Your child will take a shape, and
with the hammer and tack, pound the shape into the corkboard through
an existing hole on the shape. It is only up to your child's imagination
and creativity as to what images appear on the board. The box does
suggest this product for children ages 4 and up.
My children enjoyed making all sorts of designs on the corkboard.
Flowers, houses, people, and cars can all be created with a little
thinking and lots of pounding. The tacks go into the corkboard
quite easily, so minimal hammering is needed. So that the tacks
do not go all the way through the cork, they are only 1 centimeter
long. This can make it the activity a little challenging for small
fingers; the age recommendation of 4 and up is a good parameter.
My children played with this toy over and over. Once a design has
been finished, the shapes can be easily pulled out of the board
and a new picture begun. I think the only complaint I heard from
my children is that each box only has one hammer. This is a great
product for children who are tactile learners and for moms who
need something to pull out on a rainy day.