Learning® Magazine 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award Winner!Inchimals is a set of 12 wooden blocks which measure 1” in height (the tiny ladybug) to 12” high (the towering giraffe). With precise inch segments, correct numbers, and dot equivalent on ends of blocks, and cute animals too - this learning toy is a sure winner. Can you measure your shoe using Inchimals? Easy.Can you find the total of Ladybug + Tree Frog? (just stack the Ladybug and Tree Frog - and match to another block length) Why, it’s Mouse, of course! It's a fun visual way to learn the meaning of 1 + 2 = 3. Use expands as your child grows! Combine Inchimals blocks with the 100 write-on/wipe-off math puzzles provided. Open the puzzle book and a mathematical safari begins!Explore counting, number value and recognition, scale, fine motor skills, language and logic with the Inchimals and puzzle book! The activities in the Inchimals puzzle book are designed to progress in difficulty so that even young children may have success with problem solving. Equations become more challenging when subtraction, equivalent sums and multiple numbers are introduced. Inchimals can also be used to introduce other math concepts such as measurement, estimation, number, letter and symbol recognition, simple logic and much more.