Drake has always liked numbers, counting and now adding and subtracting. These skills are obviously important as he grows, and I'm glad that he has a keen interest in numbers and math at his young age (since clearly he didn't inherit these traits from his mom). I want him to see math and learning as fun; it might not always be possible, but at his age everything can be exciting. I wanted to find some toys that encouraged math development while still engaging his young pre-school mind. This is what I found:
1) Inchimals - I have been eyeing this toy for some time now, and I think this Christmas Drake might be getting it courtesy of his grandmother. Drake has been very interested in the idea of size and measurement these days; he asks how tall things are and compares his height to things. Inchimals are small rulers with different animals depicted on each one, which of course helps my cause since Drake is 100% animal crazy. I have read reviews where children use the rulers to measure everything, as well as add the rulers together and work on addition.