Breeze through your preschooler’s day with this brilliant scheduling tool. This is a 63-piece magnetic tiles set that helps your child transition from one routine to the next. When they know what to expect next, they’ll thrive on their day-to-day routines better.
What our testers said
“Look it’s a S for my name.” – Boy aged 4
“Now it’s time for lunch, look!” – Girl aged 3
What our expert thinks
A great hands on resource for teaching children about routines of the day, learning the days of the week and encouraging independence. The set allows the children and/or carer to produce a clear visual guide for the day or week ahead, helping children to transition from activity to activity. There are seven magnetic tiles, one for each day of the week, and another 53 magnetic activity tiles ranging from ‘morning’ and ‘visit park’ to ‘pack up toys’ and ‘bedtime’. The set comes in box that doubles up as an easel-like stand which is magnetic, and our testers quickly discovered that they could display the tiles on it and plan for their day. They were also able to use the fridge as a board for the tiles, very handy if you run out of room on the box.
The children chatted about the pictures on the tiles and were particularly interested in the days of the week, while the letter tiles inspired conversations about what letter their name begins with and led to some phonic practice. The words on the activity tiles are a great feature, encouraging early reading skills. They enjoyed being interactive with the set and removing tasks from the board as the day went on. This involvement is really beneficial for children and supports their emotional wellbeing; knowing and following a routine helps them to feel safe and secure. Some blank tiles with a wipeable white board pen would be a good addition as some of our testers wanted to add their own activities. A really engaging product that our testers were reluctant to put down!
– Develops letter recognition
– Teaches children the days of the week
– Encourages social interaction.