BambinoLUK Giveaway and Review

We love having our little ones in the room while we read aloud, study and discuss whatever we are studying in school because they pick up so much information and this allows them to be part of our family discussion.   (Colby {4} recently explained to me that it’s hard to tell what dinosaurs really looked like because we can only see their bones.)  To make this easier, I appreciate having a variety of quiet activities to occupy them so they don’t get too loud or distracting.

BambinoLUK is a quiet, hands-on, self correcting learning activity for children ages 3-5.   The bambinoLUK system consists of a controller and a variety of sets of learning books.  Each set of books has several exercises that focus on specific skill development like critical thinking, concentration and visual perception.

To start the child puts the bambinoLUK controller on the page of the activity book that they wish to work and then they place the tiles on the squares with the corresponding picture ‘questions’.  To play the child picks up a tile to reveal the picture ‘question’ and places the tile on the picture ‘answer’ to that ‘question’.  When the activity is complete the child closes the controller and turns it over to see if the pattern they created on the back matches the ‘answer key’ pattern.

We’ve had a few of these matching type activities, but none of them have been as easy for our preschoolers to work with as BambinoLUK.  It  is extremely well-designed and well-constructed  with many valuable  features.

High quality, durable construction -  The books seem to be made of card stock and stand up very well to little hands.   The controller and tiles are thick and sturdy, perfectly suited to rough preschoolers.

No reading required – The directions for each activity are illustrated with pictures and each activity is self-correcting by checking the pattern created with the controller with the pattern printed in the activity book.

Progressively difficult activities – This allows children to learn as the progress through each book and challenges them gradually.

Challenging activities – I was pleasantly surprised with the difficulty of some of the activities. My active,  always-on-the-move 4 year old boy spent more than 45 minutes completely involved and just wanted to keep going.  (He didn’t even want to stop to use the bathroom.)

Variety of ways to play – In the bambinoLUK parent teacher guide there are suggestions for different ways to play including directions for creating your own bambinoLUK activities with templates and downloads on the Beyond 123 website.

Self correcting – Each page displays an answer key in the form of a pattern that will be created on the backside of the tiles if the child works the activity correctly.

Even though the bambinoLUK system is recommended for children ages 3-5, we found that some of our older children enjoyed working through the activity books.

Cons:

  • Younger children will need some supervision and instruction as they learn to use the controller and  as some of the challenging activities are, well, challenging.

Honestly, that’s it.   The bambinoLUK definitely 2 thumbs up from our house!

Timberdoodle has a wide variety of  products and games that help develop thinking skills for a children of all ages.

Timberdoodle is giving away a bambinoLUK starter set plus your choice of two activity book sets to one Raising Olives reader.

To enter:

  • Visit Timberdoodle.com and leave a comment on this post telling me one item that you saw on their site.

Extra entries: (Please leave an additional comment for each extra entry.)

Giveaway is open to US residents and will end  Friday, November 19.

Timerdoodle sent our family the bambinoLUK starter set and two book sets to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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180 Responses to BambinoLUK Giveaway and Review
  1. Christine
    November 16, 2010 | 4:48 pm

    I just ordered their Kindergarten curriculum, can’t wait to get it!

  2. Bethi Jo
    November 16, 2010 | 5:08 pm

    Just visited the website for the first time, saw lots of cool stuff including “Geek Dad” which I think I’ll get for my husband…

  3. Bethi Jo
    November 16, 2010 | 5:08 pm

    Also signed up for their newsletter.

  4. Bethi Jo
    November 16, 2010 | 5:11 pm

    And I liked Timberdoodle Co. on FB.

  5. Jessica
    November 16, 2010 | 7:32 pm

    I like the GeoCards.

  6. Jessica
    November 16, 2010 | 7:34 pm

    I have requested a catalog.

  7. Jo Ann
    November 16, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    I could spend hours on their site looking at everything! Wahoo the dog looks like fun.

  8. Joy
    November 16, 2010 | 10:44 pm

    I love their wedgits!

  9. AllieZirkle
    November 17, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    What’s not to like?! the stop motion animation kit or LEGO DUPLO Farm Set would be awesome!

  10. Teresa
    November 17, 2010 | 3:19 pm

    I would love to buy the “sign about” board book collection

  11. Lora Greene
    November 17, 2010 | 9:34 pm

    I noticed a number balance that would be an interesting manipulative for teaching addition.

  12. Deirdre
    November 18, 2010 | 11:29 pm

    I just went on their website and bought their STOP MOTION ANIMATION KIT for my 12 yr old son’s B-day.

  13. Deirdre
    November 18, 2010 | 11:46 pm

    I like Timberdoodle on FB.

  14. Deirdre
    November 18, 2010 | 11:47 pm

    I signed up for Timberdoodle’s email newsletter.

  15. Deirdre
    November 18, 2010 | 11:51 pm

    I posted about the giveaway on FB.

  16. Rachel R.
    November 19, 2010 | 2:23 pm

    Would LOVE to be able to buy the Lego Creation game for my nephews. WOW.

  17. Rachel R.
    November 19, 2010 | 2:24 pm

    Liked on FB

  18. tarena
    November 19, 2010 | 2:25 pm

    My oldest would love the primary science set!
    God’s mighty acts in creation interests me!
    There are way too many good choices!

  19. heatherr
    November 19, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    Liked on FB

  20. heatherr
    November 19, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    I really like the Lauri ABC puzzles.

  21. heatherr
    November 19, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    signed up for the catalog.

  22. Melissa @ Anxious for Nothing
    November 19, 2010 | 4:51 pm

    They have lots of cool things…I’m sure my kids would enjoy the Duplo Farm set.

  23. Ashley
    November 19, 2010 | 5:02 pm

    The LEGO Creationary game looks really neat!

  24. Tara
    November 19, 2010 | 7:45 pm

    I LOVE Timberdoodle! I love the Flik Flak Children’s watch.