The National Parenting Center

SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Spring 2021

Fun Play Number Rods

The FunPlay Number Rods are definitely not your typical counting cubes. This whole set is so unique and offers children an excellent way to learn while having fun at the same time. Children will not feel like this is a “learning activity,” but it likely will be something they choose to play with simply because it’s fun. The Number Rods are made of an excellent quality plastic material that can be quickly disinfected. The vibrant colors add a nice pop and help children create visually stimulating designs. The kit comes with 25 double-sided cards that encourage counting, number relation, addition, and measurement. But what makes this set even better is that it also includes simple and complex creative designs. All of the cards are made of thick, glossy cardstock that is not easily bendable, and the graphics are just outstanding. The set comes with a plastic tray where children can build their designs, so no matter where they are, they will have a flat surface to work on. One design feature that stood out to parents was how the tray has one corner that curves out to create a pour spout which allows you to very easily pour all of the pieces into the box or into a bag when the child is done playing with it. As for value, parents were over the moon. Just a great price, especially when they considered the number of blocks and the built-in learning it offers. The recommended age of 4+ is spot on as there are some very small pieces, so it could be a choking hazard for younger kids. High marks and high praise make this a winner!

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Recommended Age: 4 and up
Price: $ 19.99

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '22

FALL ‘22

HOLIDAY ‘22

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 11th

June 24th

September 23rd

Testing Ends

April 24th

July 31st

October 30th

Report Issued

May 10th

August 17th

November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

Edit Company

PayPal Payment

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Payment Method*
Hidden
Hidden

Credit Card Payment

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Credit Card
American Express
Discover
MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date
 
Hidden
Hidden

[login_widget]

PLEASE SELECT YOUR REGISTRATION TYPE

OR