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Chain-a-word
Learn how your child can make use of this toy to have fun and learn at the same time.
Chain-a-word - KA10672
Block: 8.5cm(W) x 7cm(H) x 6cm(D)

Chain-a-word is a set of nine soft letter blocks. These brilliantly colored blocks are easy to hold and squeeze, and can be chained together to spell different words. The set also includes three Chain-a-word books (in different levels of difficulty) and teach 380 English words. Chain-a-word is also compatible with the other Popbo Bloc series to create almost anything!

Objective: Sense stimulation - touching and feeling different textures

Method: Encourage children to touch and feel the bumpy surface of the blocks.

Objective: Fine motor skills training - grasping

Method: Encourage children to grasp the soft plastic pieces with both their right and left hands.

Objective: Gross motor skills training - twisting

Method: Link any two of the pieces together. Encourage children to twist them in opposite directions.

Objective: Gross motor skills training - disconnecting Popbo Blocs

Method: Link any two of the pieces together. Encourage children to disconnect them by pulling them sideways in opposite directions. This trains horizontal movement in their hands and arms.

Objective: Cognitive training - learning colors

Method: Teach children different colors.

Objective: Cognitive training – pointing to colors

Method: Name a color and encourage your child to point to it.

Objective: Matching game - linking blocks based on color

Method: Encourage children to link the blocks in the same color order as shown on the cards.

Objective: Gross motor skills training - connecting Popbo Blocs

Method: Using concepts learned from activity 2.3, allow children to freely connect the pieces. This trains their judgment of space as well as motor skills.

Objective: Cognitive training - learning letters

Method: Teach children the letters of the alphabet.

Objective: Cognitive training – pointing to letters

Method: Say a letter and encourage your child to point to it.

Objective: Cognitive and gross motor skills training – linking a rainbow

Method: Encourage children to link up the blocks in the order of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, light green, blue, purple.

Objective: Cognitive training - learning the difference between a cavity and a protrusion

Method: Use the Popbo Blocs to teach children between a cavity and a protrusion.

Objective: Spelling practice – Level 1

Method: Encourage children to learn new words by linking the 3 to 4 lettered words in Book 1.

Objective: Spelling game – Level 1

Method: Say any of the words from Book 1 and have children spell them by linking the blocks.

Objective: Spelling practice – Level 2

Method: Encourage children to learn new words by linking the 4 to 5 lettered words in Book 2.

Objective: Spelling game – Level 2

Method: Say any of the words from Book 2 and have children spell them by linking the blocks.

Objective: Spelling practice – Level 3

Method: Encourage children to learn new words by linking the 5 to 9 lettered words in Book 3.

Objective: Spelling game – Level 3

Method: Say any of the words from Book 3 and have children spell them by linking the blocks.

Objective: Spelling competition – two players

Method: This is a fun game for two kids. Draw one of the word cards and have the kids try to link the words on the card as fast as they can. The fastest speller wins.

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