As part of our afterschooling, one of the products that we’ll be using in Sweet B’s lessons are Toobs by Safari Ltd.
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What are Toobs?
Toobs contain our hand painted miniature collectibles and can contain anywhere from 5-18 pieces per container, depending on which container you choose. Selections include Seashells, Fruits & Vegetables, USA Presidents, Deep Sea Creatures, Musical Instruments, Bundles of Babies, Around the World, New York City, Space, In the Sky, On the Road, In the Water, Mythical Realms, Knights & Dragons, Ancient Egypt, Trains, Steam Trains, Pirates, Wild West, Jamestown Settlers, Powhatan Indians, Trees, Flowers, Mammal Skulls, Prehistoric Mammal Skulls, Dinosaur Skulls, Ancient Fossils, Cambrian Life, Prehistoric Sea Life, Prehistoric Crocodiles, Prehistoric Sharks, Prehistoric Life, Sue & Her Friends, Feathered Dinos, Carnivorous Dinos, Dinos, Dino Babies, Venomous Creatures, Snake Babies, Reptiles, Alligators Alive, Frogs & Turtles, River, Rainforest, Butterflies, Glow in the Dark Insects, Insects, North American Wildlife, Exotic Birds, Backyard Birds, Arctic, Penguins, Zoo Babies, Wild, Big Cats, Monkeys & Apes, The Land Down Under, Desert, Pandas, Galapagos, Ponies, Farm, Petting Zoo, Coral Reef, Ocean, Baby Sea Life, Whales & Dolphins, Sharks, Horses, Horses & Riders, Pony Derby, Farm Babies, Piglets & Bunnies, Down on the Farm, Pets, Domestic Cats, Dogs and more!
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Why Safari Toobs?
Well, one of the reasons I wanted to use Toobs for Sweet B is because they’re realistic and authentic. For her, cartoony characters don’t go over very well and can sometimes cause confusion in terms of sorting, matching, and classification. I intend to use Toobs when Squeaker is older for Tot School and Homeschool Preschool. For Sweet B, Toobs offer a great way for her to match animals or objects to a set of pictures. Even when the pictures are clip-art pictures, she can still rely on the general look of the Toob object.
For this example, we used the Farm Toob (one of three that we were sent for our review), and I made a simple matching sheet using clip-art from Edu-Clips.
Since we don’t have a dedicated space for Sweet B’s afterschooling, we’re using our dining room table. She sits in the same chair that she uses for meals, and in the future we’ll also her weighted sash.
Above you can see her progress with the matching
While I did have to prompt her a little, as far as names, Sweet B readily identified the correct animal and matched it to the appropriate picture. Even the rooster and the hen, she got right. I think, one of these days, I’ll try a more Montessori approach with her using nomenclature cards. That way she can have a picture of the ‘real’ animal instead of just the clip-art version. Still, I think Sweet B did very well with this and I look forward to integrating Toobs into our afterschooling routine.
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