I chose to review the Purpllinker because
a) it has a funny name
b) Timberdoodle sells it and Timberdoodle carries high quality educational tools that have been carefully selected
c) it looked like it had potential as a versatile learning tool
d) all of the above
Did you choose d)?
The Purpllinker is part of Timberdoodle’s preschool curriculum kit (but can be purchased separately). It has seven arms that can be moved to form letters, numbers and shapes. The arms are stiff enough that they keep the shape formed, but loose enough that even the two year old can manipulate them.
This has been a neat learning tool in our house. The Purpllinker’s packaging doubles as the instructions for letter and number formation, but if you accidentally rip the packaging, throw it out, or lose it, you can download the instructions as a PDF.
We’ve made geometric shapes, (I really wish the Purpllinker had EIGHT arms instead of seven so we could make an OCTAGON), swords, mountains and valleys, pointers for the flipchart morning songs.
And of course…letters.
As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free Purpllinker in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.