I’ve talked about the importance of my kids learning a second language and how I am determined to make that happen. As of now, they are enrolled in an online course and seem to be enjoying it. I don’t have any at home tools to help them in a more tactile way, but after discovering Korable Block I may seek out some for their newly learned language .
New York City designer and architect, Si-Yeon Min, created Korable Block for his young son to use as a creative Korean language learning tool. More of a puzzle-like toy than homework, you arrange the hand printed, wooden blocks according to the word and sound patterns in the enclosed booklet. It’s much simpler than it sounds, and they’re recommending it for children three years and older.
I agreed to accept a set of language blocks for a few reasons. All parts, including the box it comes in and enclosed booklets, are handmade in the USA using locally grown wood and non-toxic, lead free inks. I would have to say, all boxes are checked for my requirements of a sustainable, earth friendly, child safe product.
Cole has enjoyed working, or should I say playing, with the blocks and after figuring out what symbols represented particular sounds, he created quite a few words pretty quickly. Besides the given choices, you can create as many as 150 different words and sounds.
When I spoke with Si-Yeon, I agreed to accept a free set in exchange for an additional one to offer to you, my readers. This should help jump start any holiday shopping you may have to do this season.
If you are the lucky winner, you will get to see up close how beautifully crafted they are and the clean modern design makes for a clutter-free toy you won’t mind having around your living room.
Leave a comment below and I will choose a random winner on Friday at 6 PM. Good luck!
Comments closed and thanks to Cole for helping when asked, “Hey Cole, pick a number from 1 to 6!”
Congrats to Ruhama – lucky number 4!