I introduced the children to Mat Man today and they absolutely loved him! Our Handwriting Without Tears program uses him to introduce the children to the wood pieces they will be using as a manipulative to build letters (there are long and short sticks and small and big curved sticks). Check out the Handwriting Without Tears website for an online interactive game where the kids can put Mat Man together! The link is http://www.hwtears.com/hwt/learning-lounge/mat-man-world/build-mat-man/online-game. You can also access the game from our blog homepage under Educational Games. Enjoy!