We recently reviewed the Gowi Stacking Cups, a part of the Baby Timberdoodle Core Curriculum Package. From the moment this item came out of the box it was being used. Included as a part of the Baby Core Curriculum (more on that below), it was equally as fun for my two and five year olds. The toy naturally encouraged cooperative play between the older kids and the baby. They would build for Logan and he would knock it down. Lather, rinse, repeat....
Other things I loved
Handle on the largest cup for carrying seemed well secured
Colors & designs were bold without being overwhelming
Built in control of error in stacking and nesting the cups
Simple and classic
We lost the smallest cup in the first week- it was a little too small in my opinion
The cups were very sturdy but they were plastic (a staying power problem for some items)
In addition to the stacking cups, we were also sent the curriculum folder for the Baby Core Curriculum. I wasn't thinking much of the folder at the time I agreed to do the review, but I promised to give an honest review of both products so I sat down with the folder and went through every page.
And promptly fell in love.
This is a one stop shop for every mom who has ever emailed me looking for learning activities, birthday present suggestions, and ideas for what to do with baby. Each of the Complete Curriculum Packages comes with a set of activities, manipulatives, books and other age appropriate popular curriculums put together from years of homeschool experience. I actually got lots of great ideas for all of my kids just by looking through the material lists for some of the groups. Customization is available for those who need something a little different than what is typically offered.
The baby folder is filled with excellent information about development, activities, routines, and suggestions for using each and every one of the toys & books included in the Core Curriculum Package. There is also a neat checklist for using the toys and activities during the week. For me, I often find myself at the end of a busy homeschooling week wondering if I have spent any time with my littlest ones. I can see the checklist fitting in well in our homeschool plans without being overwhelming.
In exchange for an honest review, as a part of the Because Mom Said So blogger review program, we received one complimentary set of Gowi Pyramid Stacking Cups and the Baby Timberdoodle Curriculum folder. The giveaway book is being provided by my personal Usborne Books & More business.