2/9/10

Readers Digest Playskills Kit!

I have NEVER seen one of these before and I can't find ANY information about them online. Nonetheless, this kit is AWESOME!
It is missing "P" but I am going to go back and hunt through the enormous boxes that I found it in and hope for that little piggie square to show up. And directions...directions would be nice...








18 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Wow! Let me know what you find out! I'm sure someone in blogland knows something about this.

Ninny said...

It's a phonics skills set for sure, possibly used in schools. Have never seen one in any of the schools I have taught in.

Liz

Thrifted Treasure said...

That's so cute!!! The big sheet would make really cute decor in a kiddie's room :-)

goodwillgirl said...

Well, there is a little card with a tree on it. I bet you match the tree with the block that has the tent, because they start with the same sound. If you draw a shape card you spin to see what color to match it with. Then put the card above the right colored shape.

That's my guess!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

I suspect that this is very collectible...very...I've never seen anything like it. And in such beautiful condition. Is there a date on it? Stan

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

It is pretty awesome, isn't it?

Stan, I have 1972 for the date on it...

Jennifer said...

lucky girl

Holly said...

This looks very familiar to me, I can't quite place the age I was when I remember this...but I was born in 1979. My mom was a teacher so it was probably one of her teaching tools. Very cool...I'll have to ask her about it and see if my memory is right.

Joanne said...

I had one of these several years a go that I sold on eBay. You might search eBay for one and see what info you get on it. I'll look to see if I still have any info on the kit.

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! It's in really good shape! Great find!

Mom2fur said...

I wonder if it would help to contact Reader's Digest about it? They might just be able to replace any missing pieces. Good luck--it's really cool!

cam said...

HI!
What did you ever find out about this? I recently acquired the kit, missing the spinner and a few cars...and the ever precious instruction...any help would be great!

Joanne said...

I haven't thought about that item in awhile. I wish i could help but I'm sorry - I don't have any info for you. Good luck!

Georgie Horn said...

I found one of these recently! Love it!

Georgie Horn said...

I found one of these recently! Love it!

DeadlinePoet said...

I have one of these. My mom is a teacher and bought this for me in the early '70s. I've asked her to let me know where she got it, how it was used, etc. I believe my set still has instructions, I'll dig it out of the closet and see what I can find.

Anonymous said...

LOL I remember the smell of the vinyl play mat <3

This is a bunch of different games in one, sequencing, stacking, sorting. I'm trying to remember what the stop light cards were used for...

Nate George said...

I just got one of these from my local thrift store for 3.00!!! It is all intact. Currently other folks are selling them between 20.00-30.00 on ebay I do believe.