The TickIt Colour Acrylic Block Set is a beautiful and versatile resource that has many uses, from building shapes patterns and 3D pictures to creating environments for small world play.
Finalist in the Equipment, Birth to Fives category at the 2016 Nursery World Awards and Silver Award Winner at the Practical Pre School Awards, the TickIt Colour Acrylic Block Set supports 5 areas of learning to help in activities involving colour, motor skills, descriptive language, collaborative play and shape & space.
The set comes with 25 polished translucent acrylic shapes - in 17 different models and colours - which can be combined to make 8 composite squares with 8cm each make them attractive and easy to put away after use. The set also includes a plain acrylic mirror, 15 A4 work cards and a teacher's activity guide, including background information, suggested activities to try, questions to ask the children and extension ideas as well as a robust card box with foam inserts to protect the blocks.
The smooth, colourful, tactile blocks are designed to enable children to build patterns and sequences as well as create imaginative pictures using:
•Regular polygons to help with mathematical language and the understanding of shapes and forms (square, triangle, rectangular, circle, ellipse) •Irregular shapes to enable more complex pictures to be made and to encourage a rich diversity of language such as wave, zigzag, arch, bridge etc
Using the plain acrylic mirror, children are encouraged to build patterns and see the effects of reflective symmetry.
When used with a light panel, young learners can see the world in a different hue as they the variety of coloured blocks mixing them into new colour combinations.
The 15 work cards supplied with the: TickIt Colour Acrylic Block Set offers both simple activity ideas and more complex challenges with pictures to copy in 2D or 3D, shape sequences to solve and ideas for reflective symmetry work.
•Supports 5 learning areas: Communication & Language, Understanding the World, Physical Development, Maths and Personal Development. •Suitable for use with Light Panels. •2016 Nursery World Awards - Finalist Equipment Birth to Fives category) •2016 PPS Silver Award Winner (Teacher Resources, Equipment & Tools category) •Supplied in a robust card box with foam inserts to protect the blocks. •Dimensions: mirror: 160 x 320mm. Largest block height: 80mm. •Suitable for age 3 years and above. •Pack of 25 acrylic blocks and accessories. 3 years +