SUBTRACTION DUMP TRUCK
DESCRIPTION: With this toy, children can enjoy playing with a wheeled object while also learning numeral values and the power of subtraction. This phenomena is fascinating and yet simplified in the form of a dump truck that clearly shows the child that to subtract is to remove or 'take away'. Children are fascinated with what is 'leftover' in the truck, thus completing the process of subtraction.
As the children roll the balls in and out of the truck, they visualise the process of subtraction with the help of physical cues which leads to a concrete understanding of subtraction. They also begin to understand that addition and subtraction are related processes that are opposite of each other in nature. This toy improves dexterity as children learn to operate the dump truck with their hands, opening and shutting the gate to let the balls pass. This kind of constant engagement also keeps them excited about the learning process.
AGE GUIDANCE: 5+ Years