Generations have learned their ABCs in the lively alphabet rhyme where all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. CreateOn is proud to introduce its newest Magna-Tiles Structures set, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, where preschoolers sequence double-sided tiles for hands-on play. Build the tree up from lower-case a to x, y, z but oh no, will there be enough room? Go ahead and shout chicka chicka boom boom.
Skinned Knee D and Loose Tooth T are just two of the fun visual characters found inside the childhood storybook by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault with memorable illustrations by Lois Ehlert. Letters, language and images from the book are transported on to tiles that click together for little fingers to build up and/or across. A total of 19 square and triangular tiles allow tots to use their developing math, science and creativity skills for a tangible result. Skit skat skoodle doot. Flip flop flee!
“This early literacy powerhouse is often the inspiration for children learning to identify letters for the very first time,” noted Steve Rosen, Vice President, CreateOn. “In my household this book was a staple. In fact, we still read it today as a family.”
With so many tiles that click together, kids can build flat on a tabletop as an alternative to building a tall structure. Practice the sequence of a-b-c in order as it runs “up” the tree horizontally. Then (!) flip the tiles over and practice the alphabet running “down” the tree.
Parents and educators are delighted to learn that essential development skills are formed through CreateOn’s many themed Magna-Tile Structure sets. Connecticut-based Moxie & Co. is the licensing representative for the beloved children’s book, published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, where inspiration for this newest set offers letter recognition, sequencing, imagination skills and creative thinking every time kids build up, knock down and build anew their own coconut tree.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Magna-Tiles Structures • Ages 3+ This primary construction set comes with 12 small squares, 6 isosceles triangles and 1 equilateral triangle. As children build a coconut tree, they practice the alphabet in order (or not!). Build a tower then boom, knock it down. Reverse the alphabet tiles to the second side as each tile has double-sided images. Look for Black-Eyed P among the 26 whimsical letters. Double sided tiles are scratch resistant for vivid play throughout the year.
Developed and assembled in the USA, look for this newest themed set online at CreateOn.com and Amazon plus on specialty store shelves coast to coast. CreateOn.com offers free shipping on orders over $75 to a single location. For more information, visit CreateOn.com and follow them on social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest