Monday, November 9, 2009

I Can Trace/Prismacolor Colored Pencils

This is a Mama Buzz Review. These products were supplied to me by Timberdoodle for review on my blog.
When this product was offered, I jumped at the chance to review it, for several reasons. First, the publisher said it was for children beginning at age 2. I thought Benjamin would have fun doing this. Second, Timberdoodle is a great company and anything they put out is excellent. And third, I knew Sam would love doing this book.

I was not wrong on any count! As you can see, Samuel really enjoyed this book. Some of the tracing was too easy for him, but he did it anyway and enjoyed it. It has alot of different things to trace, some straight lines, some curvy/wavy lines and some odd shapes. He especially liked the mazes.

He also enjoyed using the Prismacolor Colored Pencils with this. It made it all the more special having "special" pencils to do his schoolwork with.

Benjamin was thrilled to give it a try. However, I'd say he's still a bit young for this. He LOVED coloring, but didn't get the concept of tracing. Maybe in a few months. He won't be 2 until February, so maybe I will try it with him then.

But he did enjoy himself!

As you can see!

I would say that the $10.50 for the I Can Trace book is a fair price. It is a huge book and the paper is thick. It has a bonus section in the back so you can see and try the other books in this series. The colored pencils are wonderful- they are of a much better quality than what you can buy at Walmart. The 12 pack of pencils cost $8.00 are are very worth it.
I would recommend this book for children ages 2 or 2 1/2 up to 5. Of course, the pencils are good for any age, even adults!