One of the activities that J did in the Heguru classes was the iroita. It’s similar to the tangram except that the shapes are simpler, e.g, circle, semi-circle, rectangle, square. I contemplated between getting the tangram or the iroita, and eventually decided to get the iroita.
J is still working on his fine motor skills, so I figured simpler Shapes would be easier for him. The plus point about the iroita set is that it comes with a magnetic board so that I would not lose the pieces.
I keep the worksheets from the classes to let J play with it at home. he doesn’t display much excitement over this activity, so I would quickly get him to put the shapes by guiding him and helping him along, and then keep the iroita so that he would not get bored.
This may be more fun for older kids when they have better hand and eye coordination. We shall see how it goes when he gets older.