I recently stepped into a Toys 'R' us when I was in KL. Honestly, this was my first time visiting a Toys 'R' us since J's birth. I actually would deliberately avoid it, especially if I am with J. I knew either J or I would go crazy if we would enter one. I was amazed with the selections of toys and educational materials you can find in it. I bought some good stuffs for J and I'd like to share about them here.
I've been looking for a pocket chart for some time. The one that I have been eyeing on cost about RM30-80 depending on the size. So when I saw this, I knew I had to get it, not compelled by the spelling game, but more for the chart. I was gonna pay the same price for the pocket chart, so the spelling game that comes with it is a bonus.
J loves it. He hasn't been a big fan of spelling prior to this. Normally he would rather arrange his magnetic letters in their ascending alphabetical order than spelling them (it's just one of his obsessions to have them arranged in the order), but he is spelling words with this new toy of his. Thus I felt it's a good deal. He is making good use of the toy, and we are also using the pocket chart for other activities, including activities like Montessori 3-parts cards, nomenclature cards and among others.
We have done two different activities with the spelling cards,
(1) Put 5 pictures on the chart and let J spell them out
(2) I spell out the words on the chart and J would determine the words and pick the correct pictures for them
Refer to my FB page link for video on how it was played.
I bought it at
Toys R us at KLIA2
Price: about RM60-80 (I couldn't remember the exact price paid as I have misplaced the receipt)
They had two different sets available for sale at my time of purchase, one was a spelling one (which was the one I bought), and the other one was on maths and equation, as per here.