Tieramid CircleSet

Promoted Skills

Product Description

This brightly colored 22 piece wooden block set consists of six stackable disks. Each of the disks is made up of various curved shapes. Included with the blocks are a set of 48 picture cards which depict diagrams of different objects that can be constructed with the blocks, thus extending traditional block play. These picture cards are coded in order to delineate differing levels of play and difficulty. Every picture card is multilingual, having the title of each picture card appear in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish translations. 

 

Cognitive 4

Skills

  • Practice spatial relationship and part/whole concept skills as they manipulate the pieces to produce desired constructions.
  • When using the picture cards, children practice sequential thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Children can engage in play that is concrete and familiar or that more imaginative and creative.

Play Ideas

  • Using the larger arches, explore concepts such as over/under, front/back, around/through.
  • Explore basic fractions: quarters, halves, and whole.
  • Add small animal, people or vehicles to create larger constructions and play scenarios. Using the figures can help create concrete, understandable play.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Adjust the number of blocks and/or cards presented according to the child’s needs.
  • Make enlarged copies of the cards to be used as templates for construction.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • Spatial relationships can be illustrated, explored and practiced.
  • Matching and sorting skills can be utilized by categorizing the pieces.
  • Picture card constructions promote more abstract thinking. 

Play Ideas

  • Using the larger arches, explore concepts such as over/under, front/back, around/through.
  • Sort the pieces by shape or color.
  • Add small animal, people or vehicles to create larger constructions and play scenarios.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Make enlarged copies of the picture cards and add raised edges to provide a template for construction.
  • Use black or white non-skid material to enhance contrast and to define a play area.

Physical 3

Skills

  • Children can practice whole hand grasp and release as well as more refined finger motions as they manipulate the pieces.
  • Organizing and choosing specific pieces help children develop motor planning skills.
  • The pieces are of a size and weight that makes them easy to grasp or to move with finger motions.

Play Ideas

  • Explore the different number of ways to construct a circle.
  • Using the larger arches, explore concepts such as over/under, front/back, around/through.
  • Add small animal, people or vehicles to create larger constructions and play scenarios.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Make enlarged copies of the cards to use as templates for construction.
  • Use non-skid material as a play surface.
  • Mount the cards on sturdy backing in order to create a book so that children can make their own choices of what to construct.
  • Store pieces in a container to promote independent access and retrieval.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$75.00
Age Range:
3+
Directions:
Pictorial
Levels of Play:
Four Levels
Storability:
Easy
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Tieramid CircleSet

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 3
Communicative 3
Cognitive 4
Social/Emotional 4

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