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Review: Haba Palette of Pegs

 Now that we have two kiddos I’m always looking for a way for them to play together. As a homeschool teacher I also want their activities to be educational. Haba Palette of Pegs hits both the check boxes. What is really great about this “game” is that they can learn many different things with one activity. Matching colors, counting, motor skills, etc. This is also something where my oldest can really get into being a big sister by helping or trying to teach little sis things.


They get lots of fine motor skills while trying to place the colorful circles on the cylinder pegs. While placing the matching circles they learn some of their colors. And by doing these “game” together the girls learn sharing, taking turns and great to bond over something both fun and educational. All of these make this activity game worth it. I have to often remind my oldest to let little sis do things on her own so that she learns but then that can become a lesson for her. Things that I can use to teach both girls something are a huge plus for me.


Our oldest was all about showing which circle goes where. While our youngest even though she is only 8 months got to try and place the parts together. Since this activity does have smaller parts I made sure to watch over them so that our youngest wouldn’t choke on the pieces. This is also an at home game only because we would definitely lose the pieces if we tried to take it with use anywhere.


We got this from Timberdoodle, of course. They have so many amazing things for not only homeschool but also a plethora of items that are just fun for kids. Hana Palette of Pegs is very well made so it will last a long time and can grow with our youngest as she learns circles, counting and those oh so important fine motor skills. If you have anything that younger kids can do with older ones let us know in the comment section below so we can look into those as well.

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