Geometry is a big part of the math curriculum that I teach every year. Kids generally have fun learning the names of shapes, creating shapes, sorting them and seeing them in our everyday world.
This year, I’ll be adding a new manipulative to my geometry lessons – I’ll be introducing PrismPals!
Prismland consists of 5 plush toy characters, the PrismPals, each in the shape of a different 3D solid. Theses super soft prisms all have cool names: Spherrison, Rhonda, Cubert, Hexter and Pyri. Each PrismPal has a cute expression on their face – I especially like Pyri’s little wavy smile.
We received all 5 PrismPals to check out. My kids went nuts when I opened the box! They are so in love with the shapes and have spent hours playing with them. I am very impressed on how well each PrismPal is made, how soft they are and I really like their large size.
What I like about PrismPals:
- Each PrismPal has a cute name (Cubert is my favouite!)
- Kids positively associate math and geometry with tactile characters
- Each toy comes with a character-specific booklet
- They are a great size, super soft and well made
- Free worksheets are available to download from the Prismland website
- Founded by two recent University grads from Toronto
I really look forward to introducing my grade 2 and 3 students to the PrismPals! I’m sure they will connect with them and enjoy learning about geometry with them. The Prismland website offers many free activities and lesson plans for educators. I’ll be using these with my students.
PrismPals will be available for purchase starting February 2016. You can purchase the PrismPals separately or as a set of five.
I think PrismPals are a great way to introduce geometry to your little ones. If your kids are anything like mine they will love the PrismPals. My son likes them so much, he is even sleeping with them!
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Prismland wants one of my readers to see how so cool the PrismPals are. They are giving away a Prismaland Playset (including all 5 prisms and a canvas bag) to one of my readers. To enter, tell me which of the five shapes you think your child would like the most and why. Then fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway runs from Feb 15 – Feb 24, 2016. Giveaway is open to Canadians, excluding Quebec. Enter everyday! Mandatory question must be answered to be eligible to win. Void where prohibited. Please see my terms & conditions for full giveaway rules.