Learn Korean with Korable Block
Korable Block is a system created by New York designer Si-Yeon Min, featuring a set of 4 wooden blocks printed with Korean alphabet letters. Asianmommy received a free set of blocks for review.
The blocks and tray are made by Uncle Goose with Michigan basswood & non-toxic, lead-free ink, and the booklet is printed in Brooklyn on recycled paper using non-toxic ink. The blocks can be combined to make over 120 Korean words, including numbers, days of the week, foods, body parts, animals, and more. Using Korable Block is a fun way for kids to learn the Korean alphabet and begin to form simple words.
The website shows a video demonstrating how a child can use the blocks to learn.
What I liked: The blocks are sturdy, well-made, environmentally friendly, and a comfortable size to hold. The booklet features many commonly used words (eye, nose, mouth, bear, bird, ball, car, door, sun, moon, tea, seaweed) and shows us how to combine the blocks to create them.
What could be improved: This system would be great for those who already know how to speak Korean, but an accompanying CD, DVD, or website audio component would be very helpful for beginners who unfamiliar with the pronunciation of the sounds.