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Peg and Pegboard set with pattern cards

My three-year-old son -- as well as the majority of his preschool class -- is completely addicted to Picture Peg, an old peg board set from the 1970's that's out of production. I've been looking for a new peg and pegboard set for him for Christmas, but I'm having trouble finding one with pattern cards. This one seems sturdy, but no pattern cards. This one has pattern cards, but is unavailable. I think the one in this blog post is the one I want, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Anyone have any leads? Have I just completely missed an option that's out there? Thanks!

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koken23
Nov. 24th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Quercetti does a junior version of their Fantacolor thing (the first one you linked) that comes with patterns...

Here
rms10
Nov. 24th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
I've seen the Junior Fantacolor thing, and I don't think it's advanced enough for my son.
koken23
Nov. 24th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
Eh, maybe not, but I thought it was worth mentioning anyway. :)
ginky
Nov. 25th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
This isn't a peg board, but you use a "pencil" to pick up the pieces so it helps with the pincher grasp.
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
Ooh, they also have something like that at preschool, thanks!
ginky
Nov. 25th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
THe first one has a "design manual" included, which I think would be the cards you are wanting.
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
I didn't notice that! Oh my, thank you so much.
laura
Nov. 25th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
I've never seen a peg board toy like that, but there are a few other things I can think of which have the same design/play/fine motor concepts.

Lego makes a similar toy, complete with pattern pictures.

There's also perler beads, which can be had by the millions, and there are a ton of plastic board shapes and pattern ideas, ranging from things a preschooler can do to designs that keep my 10 year old engaged.
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the Lego one, but I'll look. Are perler beads the ones that you melt?
mothermelete
Nov. 25th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Only thing I can think of that is similar concept is Lite Brite
arylkin
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
I was totally thinking of a Lite Brite when I saw that blog post. I loved playing with mine when I was little.

To mothermelete- I love the icon. My daughter's name (coincidentally) is River. ;)
mothermelete
Nov. 25th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the name River. I'm also a fan of River Tam ;)
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
Lite Brite! I even had that as a kid! It didn't even occur to me that they still make them.
mothermelete
Nov. 25th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't know if you wanted to avoid electronics, but they have a LOT of different versions now :)
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
Huh, that's an interesting twist.
sakkebomb
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
I bought this for my son for Christmas! Hope he likes it :)
yeishlitikvah
Nov. 25th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Have you tried teacher resource or supply store/educational catalogs?

Becker's
Lakeshore
Discount School Supply

rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
I've looked at Lakeshore, but I'll try the other two, thanks!
routhfan1
Nov. 25th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
We sometimes use pegboard patterns at work for patients to work on object closure, spatial relations, left neglect, scanning, problem solving etc. Even though they are used in therapy, this might be something he might be able to use....i don't know if you'd be concerned about the size of the pegs though, but this might work.
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
That's smaller than I'm looking for, but I've definitely found some promising items on websites for OT.
debsters1101
Nov. 26th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
im an ot and we use this amazing game called design and drill with the kids which is a huge hit bc it incorporates every boy's (and some girls!) favorite thing- power tools!!! id link you but im on a kindle.... its awesome though
rms10
Nov. 26th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
I think someone else also recommended the thing with the drill. Very cool.
rms10
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
That does seem to be along the lines of what I'm looking for, thanks!
rms10
Nov. 26th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- the one from Louise Kool might be exactly what I want!
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