Home » Books and CDs, Christmas Stocking Fillers, Educational Toys, gift ideas, Toys by Age: 8+, Toys for Big Kids, Toys under £10, Toys under £10

European Nations Cube Book

Submitted by on November 1, 2010 – 8:07 pmNo Comment

The European Nations Cube Book is a Great toy for fiddling with and sparks off interesting conversations.

Buy online: Zoobookoo.com



Inital Thoughts: We’ve had a few cubes of this format over the years, we all find them utterly fascinating in how they work – there always seem to be more sides than there can actually be.

We liked: The way the cube has little hand pictures pointing to show you which bit to open up next.  As home educators, we’re always looking for ways of building learning into every day life – this is more of a conversation starter than a real educational aid but it certainly worked for that. We had some fascinating conversations, both with our 10 year old, and between the parents. So not necessarily one just for the children!

We weren’t keen: This cube book can be a little confusing in that there are different formats used for the information – you’ve got a map that you can look at when the cube is folded out flat, if that makes any sense, then a number of countries that get a whole face of a small cube, and another set that have half a face each. That does mean there’s an awful lot of information on there, but it also means that it’s quite difficult to find it all.

Overall: Great car toy, or party gift, somewhat mesmerizing to fiddle with.

Jax [Liveotherwise]

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.