Hello! This is Sara and this is a video on Emilia’s monthly toy! Every month I choose a new toy for her! In this video I wanted to show you an older toy that we loved from the past. In this specific video, it is a shape-sorter from Educo. The new toy is a puzzle for making phrases. I am hoping that this will stimulate her language development. …and a book for learning the numbers. This is a wooden shape-sorter which we really liked. It is our favorite amongst all the shape-sorters we have. It comes with 6 colored blocks. Each block has small balls that makes them jingle. Emilia used it from 1 year old to now, but, now she plays less time with it because she can sort the things and then she is done. However, this is interesting for didactic reasons. Firstly, because it has the sorting activities… Secondly, because for each shape, the color matching is reinforced with this huge space here. Usual shape-sorters have only a line around the shape. I.e. to indicate that the green piece goes into the green round in this case. This is what I liked of this toy. This is our toy of the month. It is a puzzle for making phrases of 4 words. Our version is in french and the brand is Megableu… ..and you can find it in many countries I think. It has 12 phrases that are guided by a color. When the child gets older, he/she can mismatch the colors and make new phrases. It is very good to work on vocabulary and on phrases. It is also helpful when you have a multi-lingual family… …because, a different parent can work on the different languages. This is for 2 years + and her first reaction was: “What is this??”. Now she is getting better at it. She can play 3-4 of those. She does not always say the phrase but we work also on the single words. This is the second thing we bought for this month. It is a book to teach her the numbers. The nice thing about this book is that: it has the image and the idea of counting the pieces in an image… ..but also it has quick associations between the numbers and counting, their sequence, the points and it has also sums and how it is written. In a way, this book, grows with your child because it has also some sums at the end. Sceptic husband:-What is this thing? Me-It is a game to make phrases! Emilia:-This is mine! Husband:- Here it is how she reacts! Oh Emilia…No!