A few weeks ago we mentioned buying some great Colorforms sets through Amazon. These are the iconic Colorforms shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles) that had been totally usurped by Snoopy and the Muppets by my '70s childhood.
Jeremiah at Zrecs was kind enough to call manufacturer University Games and ask about phthalates (modern Colorforms are phthalate-free!).
Ranger (at 2.5 years) loves playing with the Colorforms and talking about their shapes and colors. The set comes with loads of pieces and two boards (one white and one black), but Ranger didn't like overlapping the pieces and quickly ran out of room.
This weekend we leaned the Colorforms book against the fridge and gave Ranger free reign. In a few minutes we were all sitting by the fridge having a great time.
***Baby Toolkit is the independent opinion of the geek parents at Baby Toolkit, (c) 2006-2008. We have no financial relationship with University Games, Colorforms, or fridge manufacturers.