If you have yet to come across Spielgaben, do I have a treat for you! Today I’m reviewing an educational resource that I believe is one of the best resources for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike.
We have merely scratched the surface with the possibilities of Spielgaben and already they’ve enriched our home learning. Although I was provided with a complementary set of materials in exchange for this review, all opinions are 100% my own.
The beauty of these educational toys lies in their versatility. They are full of such potential; and you can see it in your child’s eyes when they open the boxes.
Spielgaben offers a huge variety of resources in one high-quality set. Within this set of materials your children have the resources to learn a wide range of skills in mathematics, literacy, and creativity. Just to name some of the aspects that we have touched on, Spielgaben is brilliant for:
- Loose parts for play
- Art: perspective, line, curves, pointilism
- Cause and effect
- Problem solving
- Exploration of 3 dimensional shapes
- Pre-numeracy: sorting and matching
- Attribute blocks
- Counting, addition, subtraction
- Story-telling with imaginative free play
- Spatial awareness
- Fine motor skills
- Letter formation
It’s impossible to go through all of the ways you can play, learn and explore with these gorgeous quality items.
You may have seen Spielgaben in our recent shapes post where I made a posting game for Lucy with DIY dice.
I love that Spielgaben is so suited to all of my passions – home education, Montessori and Reggio inspired learning. I’ve loved reading about all the incredible ways other mamas, teachers and homeschoolers are using these materials.
From a Montessori perspective: Spielgaben is perfect for sorting and matching activities, patterning, lacing, counting, binomial/trinomial cube variations, constructive triangles (below) and more.
From a Reggio perspective: there are so many ways these resources can be used creatively to express ideas and create representations of learning. Also, as loose parts in play, children can explore different social ideas as well as academic ideas.
For eclectic homeschoolers like ourselves, you couldn’t find a more perfect resource to complement our home education than Spielgaben.
This is a resource that will last and will provide unique learning experiences for years to come (recommended for ages 3-12). It also comes with a comprehensive set of learning resources that you can download and print.
You can see some of these resources on Spielgaben’s Pinterest boards.
These are great to extend learning with the Spielgaben manipulatives. The play guides provide step-by-step instructions with detailed photos showing how to use Spielgaben resources to explore an array of developmental and academic skills. Also, there are also printable activity sheets and inspiration cards to provoke your child’s imagination during play.
When you’re educating at home, you’re often a one-income family and resources are chosen carefully. Watching my children play and explore the Spielgaben materials, it’s clear that they’re resources that are well worth the investment.
What is included in the Spielgaben (as detailed on their site):
- 13 sequential Spielgaben sets made of environmentally sustainable and non-toxic children friendly materials.
- 3 wooden multi-set trays with chessboard lid that stores all of the 13 sets neatly and efficiently and help children pack and unpack effortlessly.
- Learning Resources : 8 to 12 years worth of learning activities and lessons including full digital format of 4 sets user guides, over 30 sets interactive worksheets, 65 cards and many more…
In short, your child is presented with limitless opportunities for play and learning for many years to come. More detail:
MULTI-SET 1 – Spielgaben 1: a collection of 12 soft, woolen balls, two of each. Spielgaben 2: contains two 2-inch cubes, two 2-inch spheres, and two 2- inch cylinders. Rings are attached to one of the sets, allowing the child to suspend the geometric solids from the crossbeam, crossbar and pillars (also included). Spielgaben 3 – 6: more complex tools such as cubes, cuboids, triangular prisms, semi-circular columns, concave parts and concentric rings.
MULTI-SET 2 – Spielgaben 7: seven differently-shaped tablets. You’ll find colourful squares, equilateral triangles, right angle isosceles triangles, scalene triangles, obtuse isosceles triangles, circles, and half circles. Spielgaben 9: a collection of rings and semi-rings. The rings come in multiple sizes, so you can choose from small, medium, or large rings in a variety of colours.
MULTI-SET 3 – Spielgaben 2B: five different types of solids: the cube, cylinder, sphere, triangular prism, and semi-circular column in 6 different colours. Spielgaben 8: sticks in 6 different lengths, which increase in size by increments of 2.5cm. Spielgaben 10: lots of small coloured points.
Spielgaben is offering an exclusive discount to Racheous – Lovable Learning readers!
AUD 360 | USD 327 | GBP 200 including shipping to AU | USA | UK
This is over 10% off from the already discounted online price!
All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning Racheous and you will be provided with a discount coupon.