A fun and versatile wooden game, our TickiT® Wild Animal Family Match is a set of fourteen pairs of smooth tactile basswood ply tiles with a clear colour print on one side of real photographic images of adult domestic animals and their young. The square chunky tiles are easy for your child to hold and turn over in their hands.
Fun to use in the following ways:
• A matching game - turn all the tiles face up and match the adult animal with its corresponding baby.
• A memory game - turn the tiles face down and try to remember where the animal family pairs are situated.
• A sorting game - sort the tiles into groups; by habitat, continent, skin type (skin, fur, hair or feathers), pets or farm animals, or by size (smallest to largest).
A great way to discuss with your child where animals live, what they eat, are they prey or predators, where your child can see or visit them, how many have they already seen, the differences between adults and their young, their appearance and how it is important to look after animals, any dangers they face in the wild. Learning through play is easy and enjoyable with our match tiles; developing descriptive language skills, mathematical language, collaborative play, fine motor skills, imaginative play and understanding the world around them.
Nursery World Awards 2019
Children enjoyed arranging them and then independently discussed the animals in the pictures, stating which they had at home. Practitioners discussed the names of adults and babies and the children then went on to group them in their families. In one setting, it provided an opportunity to use technology to look up the names of baby animals. Children initiated games such as "pairs" with them, and they paid close attention to detail, especially with the animals they had at home.
Set includes: 28 wooden blocks and colour identification guide in 7 languages.
Size: W 7cm x L 7cm x D 1cm.
Age: Suitable from 12 months.
Product Code: 73408