Reviewed by Amanda Hayes
If you like to buy educational Christmas presents for children look no further than COGS Times Table Gloves. Super stretchy gloves suitable for any size child COGS, Counting On Gloves, bring fun to learning and keep your hands warm too!
You can purchase the gloves as single packs, packs of three or a full set of ten pairs including all ten times tables. The gloves start from the 1 times table so are great for the youngest child learning to count, and move on to 2, 3,5 times tables etc. Each finger has the relevant number printed on so for example the 2 times table fingers have 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on one hand and 12, 14, 16, 18 & 20 on the other hand.
I received a pink pair to try out which arrived wrapped in cellophane and with two pages of instructions. The gloves also come in grey, red or dark blue. The gloves were the perfect level for us as my son is in the first year of school, so times tables are on the curriculum. The instructions include four activities to do so my son put the gloves on and we gave them a try. They are based around memory games and repetition so for activity number one, you slip the gloves on, make your hand into a fist so all the numbers are hidden and then pop them up one by one and try to remember them. The four activities are based around a similar theme but can be done with a partner calling out numbers to you or for practising on your own.
My four-year-old found the COGS gloves really fun and easy to use and he very quickly got the hang of the two times table whilst using them. At £4.95 a pair I thought they were excellent value for money for something but functional and educational and I will definitely be recommending these to friends and family.
RRP: £4.95 (single pair) / £34.95 (complete set of 10 pairs)
For more information or to buy visit countingongloves.com.