we got this kit:
it's fun, and josie's great at it. gets a little frustrated when she's tired, got really pissed off once when we bumped a board and beads went scattering everywhere. little sis tried to eat a few beads but just chewed them up and spit them out. gross.
the only problem with the kit is the colors.
I am pretty good at seeing colors, I think... my husband and father are colorblind so I can totally out-see those guys on the dot tests, I know something's right!
but these beads are a new story. I think all the hot pinks are hot pink. But Josie sees something totally different, apparently. She knows that between the little color bins, the hot pink shifted a bit. then there's the white and light yellow, ugh. and the bright teal and bright blue.
no we did were not able to leave the little bins all separated. there's a two year old involved, for heavens' sake.
but back to the colors... I can't win. They look okay to me unless I STARE at them. She sees the differences right away, so any time she can't find a color and I try to help, it means bad things.