WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
PLS TAKE NOTE
This set contains small pieces which could be a choking hazard. Never leave your child unattended during play. Not recommended for ages 0-3 years. Please ensure that lentils are stored in a clean, dry container after playing. It is recommended that lentils be replaced every 2 years.
SKILLS DEVELOPED IN THE AFRICAN SAFARI SET
Both sides of the body are engaged during play with the various tools, toys and containers provided; thus, stimulating an important skill that is vital to a child’s development.
is encouraged when the child reaches across their bodies for tools or spreads the lentils out. The ability to cross the imaginary line later enables the child to read and write with ease.
is stimulated by textures of the coarse scarecrow, prickly artificial grass, smooth lentils, and rubber vegetables.
are developed through counting the vegetables, matching the vegetables with their markers, planting the vegetables in symmetrical rows, and learning about volume by filling the various containers with lentils. Learning to sort objects according to size, shape or colour, and introduction to fractions when they divide the tray into various sections using the strips of artificial grass.
Children use their pincer grip when they play with the lentils, position the rubber vegetables, and manipulate the scarecrow into a standing position, necessary for writing. Hand muscles are strengthened when they manoeuvre tongs during play. LANGUAGE SKILLS Naming the variety, shape, colour, and texture of vegetables expands the child’s vocabulary. Children are encouraged to use prepositions while filling, emptying, or positioning containers and objects. The set provides an opportunity to introduce new words associated with gardens like seasons, sowing, ploughing, harvesting, etc.
A world of planting, sowing, and harvesting their own garden provides the child with hours of farming fun.
The Veggie Patch set sets the stage for a conversation about sustainable growing and living, and the process food follows from the farm to our table.