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...








20 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.

Jeanne said...

My grandpa got me this in 1972, I was 5. I am now 46 and it was and still is one of my most "coveted" toys from my childhood. Played with it for HOURS, the colors were so vibrant and the graphics were wonderful. Great learning tool....in so many ways.

If I had to give stars to any of my toys as being the "best" toy, it would be this one, 5 huge stars:)

Jeanne said...

I have this amazing kit! My grandfather gave it to me back in 1972....I was 5. Here I am at 46 and STILL thing it is the "bomb digity" as far as educational toys go. I coveted this toy. I now teach children with special needs and recently used this with a child I was tutoring. He really loved it. You could tell the wheels were turning....very appealing to the eye. Love the bright colors and graphics.
My nephews also enjoyed this while growing up. My only regret....I do not have the manual that goes with it anymore:( Being a teacher....NOW I am interested in what that manual had to say!