Tibbar's Tangrams puts other tangrams to shame! They are made
of soft yet sturdy foam, and they are enormous! I can't get over
the size. The diameter of the large triangle is approximately 41
inches! Your child will develop some gross-motor skills with these!
Depending on the size of your table, you may be better off working
with these on the floor. Some of your creations will be larger
Tibbar's Tangrams come with two sets of tangrams; one set is blue,
and one is bright green. Each set includes 2 large triangles, 2
small triangles, 1 medium triangle, 1 parallelogram, and 1 square.
The set also includes a 32-page puzzle booklet with 80 puzzles
and an answer guide. All of this comes in a sturdy clear plastic
carrying case for $28.00.
Although the age range is for 3 and up, my 3-year-old daughter
had trouble figuring out the puzzles in the booklet. I have to
admit that I had trouble as well. This was my first experience
with tangrams, and it seems my spatial relationship awareness is
a little lacking! Thank goodness for the answer guide in the back.
The puzzles in the booklet just show the shape of the finished
piece, while the answer guide has the shapes outlined. So instead
of using the puzzles to make our designs, we cheated and used the
answer guides. You could always just let your child create their
own masterpieces if the puzzles are too hard for them. My older
children had an easier time constructing the designs without having
to look at the answer guide. The puzzles include animals, people,
basic objects, shapes, and ABC/123.
My kids have had a great time exploring this new twist on an old
favorite! Tibbar's Tangrams really bring tangrams to life!