Discover various games you can play with little ones, with "Where’s Bear?" blocks and wooden Teddy Bear.
Each block is beautifully illustrated, showing five rooms in Bear’s house and Bear’s backyard. On each block, there are multiple items to talk about and, learn to know and name.
Various games can be played with the five blocks and the small wooden painted Teddy Bear. One suggested game incorporates two activities of stacking blocks and finding a hidden object - kids take turns hiding Teddy while the other players seek out Teddy.
Another game refers to the smaller illustrations on the top of the blocks - name an object on the top of a block, and then ask your toddler to find the object on the sides of the block. A little visual matching game that will also reinforce knowing and naming.
There are other suggested games suggested, many of which will be for kids with more language than two year-olds are likely to have.
We began with playing with the beautiful blocks, chocked full of items associated with different rooms in Bear’s house–bathroom, kitchen, living room, play room, bedroom and the base is his back yard. Older brother and sister loved stacking the blocks for play but we spread them out for 2-year old brother. Everyone said hide your eyes and one player hid the bear under a block. Then we modeled, “Where is Bear?” “Is he under here?” “No” or “Yes.”
Kids learn vocabulary associated with rooms in the house and daily living besides so many grammatical structures like asking and answering questions, all on top of having loads of fun playing with the family!
- For ages 2+ years
- No reading required
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award
- 6 x Sturdy stacking blocks
- 1 x Wooden bear
- Parents guide
- Spatial concepts
- Object permanence
- Matching and sorting
- Social-emotional skills