Platinum Choice Award Winner
Overall 10
Play Value 10
Cost Value 10
Design 10
Quality 10
Parent Appeal 9
Educational Value 10
Safety 10

Primary Science Mix & Measure Set

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Age:4-7 years
MSRP:$34.99 ca
$29.99 us
Model:LER 2783
Editor's Review

An incredibly well designed toy! The fun value alone surpasses most bath/water toys. Plus, there are ten large laminated activity cards that do an excellent job of introducing some fundamental early learning concepts, for example, that two differently shaped containers can contain the same amount. And five additional activity cards - including a recipe for ice cream - can be down-loaded from the Learning Resources website. 

We also like that the volumes used correspond to real-life culinary measurements, so that the set could also be used in the kitchen for food prep. Even without the structured learning the activity cards provide, the open-ened play this toy encourages is even more effectively inpires the same intuitive grasp of proportionality that a good set of wooden blocks provides.

Note that in an attempt to keep the basic costs down, the activity cards require you to provide the following extras:

Activity 1: dry food (such as rice or beans)

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Tester Reviews

"An amazing quality toy, very durable and educational. My kids (F4 & M6) are now able to understand volume and measurement and tried a few of the experiments included. The instructions are very clear, pictures are colourful and exciting. The bright colours and different shaped dishes are very appealing. My kids played with the dishes in the sink, bathtub and water table outside. The handles are easy to grasp and the kids especially loved the cups that fit into other cups. My only problem was the scale not being able to be submersed in water due to the sticker affixed to it." Tammy Wiseman

"Just because its tall doesnt mean it has more water, you have to measure to be sure. It looks like it has more, but its the same." Blaze (M6)