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Playskool Form Fitter


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  • Shape Sorting Game for Young Children
  • Builds analytical and dexterity skills
  • Match colorful shapes with holes on cube
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Playskool Form Fitter

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Playskool has been making the same shape-sorting toy for so many years, parents may worry about their own regression rather than their child's. For young children, however, the Form Fitter is still reliably educational. The big, bold, yellow cube has cutout shapes on each side; three per side make each of the six sides look like a different, silly face. The cookie-cutter pieces in blue, green, and red get matched up and dropped in. Be aware that some of the shapes look very similar, so it takes practicing shape discrimination to get it just right. There's an extra clue built into the Form Fitter, too: each side has a different texture, and the shapes that fit in that side have the same texture. When all the shapes are done, one side flips up to release them from their cubed cage, letting preschool learning run free one more time. --Lynne Sampson

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.6 x 7.6 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B007UHV1B8
  • Item model number: 00322
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 0 - 10 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,078 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By boyschool on February 6, 2013
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If you look at the reviews on this toy, you'll see that they skip 6 years between 2002 and 2008!! What's with that?? Just reading the first reviews before I ordered, I thought I was getting a shape sorter with 18 shapes! Well those were the people that gave it 5 stars.......back in 1999. The latest positive reviews are mostly from people who ordered this and are excited because they'll be getting the same toy for their grandchildren that they remember having years ago. (in other words they hadn't received it yet when reviewing) Well this isn't that toy! Playskool has cheapened it up BIG TIME. It only has 9 shapes now, amazon should really remove the reviews here that pertain to a totally different toy! I would have never ordered it had I skipped back several pages in the reviews to find the truth! Having the #1 review be from 1999 is a little misleading!! Also the shapes are cheap and hollow with only the top being solid, and the bottom is "open" to the hollow interior. (not shown in any pics, misleading again) The entire thing is just cheap junk now with not enough shapes to make it stand out from other nicer shape sorters out there. Would NOT recommend this toy unless Playskool gets a clue and starts making the 18 shapes people are expecting.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By bethlovesbooks on January 24, 2001
I thought that this toy would be a great value for the money because you got so many different colored shapes, etc. However, I've learned that variety is not always the best thing--especially when it comes to mastering sorting skills.
The main drawback of this toy is that there are 18 different shapes to sort, and each shape fits one and only one hole. Imagine if you will, your average toddler who is just learning shapes and fine motor skills trying to master such a complicated task. Incredibly, it took both my husband and I several minutes to sort them because you have to turn the cube over and over looking for the right hole, and some of the shapes are only slightly different. There is absolutely no way that your average toddler could succeed at this task.
This toy is colorful and my daughter does enjoy dumping the shapes out, but there are many other shape sorters out there that have a skill level that's more appropriate for a toddler. Lamaze makes a great soft shape sorter, and Fisher-Price has one that only has three types of shapes to sort. I'd recommend either of those over this one.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2000
This shape sorter is very challenging for an 18 mo. old. I have to show my daughter where to put the shapes & then she can usually get them in with a little work. She is now almost 2. I do think it will become more interesting to her in the coming year. I also found the removable side to be very annoying as whenever my daughter tries to open the box the side comes off and then an adult has to put it back on.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Yisrael Weiser on November 29, 2000
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We got this toy for my 16 month old, hoping she would grow into it. Well I'd say she has a lot of growing to do. Even I have to concentrate to get the shapes right. The top keeps coming off or getting stuck inside. We do have fun playing together with the shapes and me giving her hints where to put the shapes. I'm sure there is a better shape sorter out there. I would expext better from playskool. The toy wasn't too expensive for a box with plastic shapes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1999
I bought this toy for my son when he was 14 months old. First he used to toss the pieces around and have fun piling them togather. Gradually he started to notice that these peices can fit in certain places (with a little help from me at the beginning) and then started to learn to match the shapes. I also used it to teach him colors and how to count the blocks while he is putting them in. Now he is 2 and a half years old, he can identify the shapes by name and color and can fit any piece in its place in no time. He still has a lot of fun playing with it. As for durability the box cover gets seperated very easily, but it can also be fitted back on fast.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Experts say that listening to Classical music could help kids to be sharp at math, but I know that this toy has taught my son basic geometry at age 2 1/2 ! At first we "did shapes" together; I would guide each piece into the proper hole as I said its name. By age 2, he could identify and name the shapes as he dropped them in, much to the amazement of his Daddy ("Even I don't know what a trapezoid is !"). With 18 different shapes, this toy has more variety than other shape sorters. It's one of my son's favorite tub toys, too. As for durability, he kept escaping from his playpen until I discovered that he was using the shape sorter as a stepladder!
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Martin on August 15, 2000
I bought this for my son for [$] knowing that playskool was a pretty good brand..I was wrong about this toy. The top comes off even if you barely touch it..so my son just puts them in the big opening..that dosent teach much..I wouldnt purchase it for anyone and I will look for a new shape sorter for my son.
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At a mid-1970's World Game Seminar lead by the famous geodesic dome inventer Richard Buckminster Fuller, he mentioned in passing that he learned a lot about education by watching small children, including newborns, at play. A woman asked him what was his favorite teaching toy and he named the "PlaySkool Form-Fitter" as the single best educational plaything for kids from 0 to 3 years of age. Fuller said he liked it because, compared to copies of it, it: 1.) did not roll away from the child and make the child frustrated or angry, 2.) it and all its parts could be put in a dishwasher for sanitizing, 3.) the pieces were large enough not to be swallowed, and 4.) that it was extremely inexpensive for what it did. Basically, Fuller explained, this toy helps a baby most rapidly wire its brain, speedily making the connections between the synapses and neurons. He gave it to the parents of friends with new babies. Since I learned that, this is the only toy I buy in cartons to give to friends with new children. IMHO, it is the world's best toy for ages Zero to 3.
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