ORDER BY NOV. 5TH FOR CHRISTMAS. Orders placed after that date cannot be promised for Christmas. Everything is made to order, so you can pick out anything you'd like and we will create it for you! We are experiencing a higher volume of orders so wait time is approximately 6 weeks currently from when you order to when it ships.
This is an original From Jennifer design that combines tracing and counting into a learning toy/tool for children! It will help your little ones learn how to form their Chinese numbers correctly and learn what each number represents. This is a maple hardwood board engraved with gently curved grooves, providing a form to trace with either your finger or the included tracing stick.
We have three versions of this board available from the dropdown menu. Choose from Numbers Only, Counting Only, or Reversible Numbers and Counting. It measures 10.5x7.5-inches and is 1/2" thick.
The "Counting Only" version comes with 60 1/2" wooden balls. Please keep in mind these can pose a choking hazard for young children, so we recommend using the balls with children only over the age of 3 years old. We did hear back from one customer that instead of using the balls, she put cherrios in their place. I'd even think it would be fun with raisins, chocolate chips, etc. Many others have used beads, small stones, and even flower petals to fill the dimples and large tracing numbers of the board.
The "Numbers Only" option is the side of the board with large numbers and grooves that you will trace to feel the motion of writing each number. You may also enjoy doing crayon rubbings of the numbers or filling their grooves with the balls from the counting side (or other things such as beads, stones, etc).
The "Reversible" option is a wonderful combination of both sides on one board. You simply flip it over to change sides.
These are made to order and our general turn around time is two to three weeks.