The Lalaboom Peg Board encourages problem-solving skills, pattern recognition and strategy. It also comes with a 20 piece bead set for endless connecting and stacking possibilities. Includes 10 activity cards to be used with the peg board. More activities can be downloaded for free from Lalaboom's website.
Play is a key factor in a child's development. Lalaboom beads are designed so that children can explore and/or refine new psychomotor skills step by step, whilst having fun. This innovative play concept evolves with children as they grow, from the ages of 10 months to 36 months and beyond. Lalaboom educational beads are inspired by the famous Montessori education concept and philosophy.
10 months: I learn to pop, assemble and discover shapes, colours and textures. At around 10 months, your child will find out that the Lalaboom beads can be connected together, thanks to their simple clipping mechanism. The variety of textures will encourage them to explore by touch.
15 months: I learn to twist to open/close the beads. At around 15 months, your child will discover that they can open and close the beads with a simple twisting movement. This is a useful and rather challenging exercise for developing their motor skills. Repeating this movement will naturally develop your child’s dexterity.
18 months: I learn to mix and match! Around 18 months old, your child will be capable of choosing shapes and colours to mix and match them. This is an excellent way for them to start expressing their preferences and creativity. You can also ask them to pair the beads with each other, which improves their learning and tests their ability to identify shapes and colours.
24 months: I learn to build and stack. From 20 months, your child will have identified the different connection options offered by Lalaboom. They will now be able to build their own varied and colourful creations. The act of building is a fundamental phase in a child’s development, as it allows them to plan in advance, consider their space and execute their ideas, which promotes their sense of self-esteem.
36 months: I learn to lace! Lalaboom beads can be laced, under adult supervision, by children aged 24 months and over. Lacing has a number of advantages for young children. It’s the first step towards learning how to write. This activity trains your child’s fine motor skills and improves their concentration, precision and hand-eye coordination.