Thinking Kids' Math Easy Grip Pegs & Pegboard Manipulative
|Building a Tower with the pegs|
|Using the Pegs to measure how tall he was.|
I loved that I could work on fine motor skills, hand- eye coordination, and colors with the younger ones. Other skills include visual perception, position in space, form consistency, measuring, etc. The options are endless. My daughter and I created patterns with the pegs. My son liked to stack them taller and taller. There are many math concepts that can be taught using these pegs. My kids didn't even realize they were learning because they were having so much fun.
Basic Skills for Early Learning Set 3 file Folder Games to Go
The set is designed for ages 4-6. So it is a little bit above my 3 year old's abilities. That said, he still enjoyed doing them. For example with the fish pattern one he loved to look at the different colored fish. Instead of showing him all 6 fish and having him tell me which color game next, I simplified it. I held just the blue and red fish. I then repeated the pattern several times while pointing to the fish on the file folder. Then I asked him which fish came next. If he got it right I praised him. If he said the wrong answer, I simply pointed to the next fish in the pattern and asked what color it was. Then I gave him the fish and had him place it on.
Skills covered include, counting, sorting/classifying objects, patterns, and shapes.
I love that the game pieces are color coded so it is easy to clean up and organize the games when you are done. The tote is nice to have for storage and makes it super easy to take these games with you wherever you go.
Thinking Mats Grade 1 Math
|Super Scoop Addition|
|Creating her own addition problem|
I did notice that my dry erase markers didn't come completely off of the game. They left a bit of marker color behind. I'm not sure if that because of my markers or the game board. It however, was not that much and you could still easily play the game.
With the Super Scoops game, you add ice cream scoops to each cone. You choose the number of scoops each time and thus add variety. This particular game was working on addition using 3 numbers. This is a skill my daughter had not done previously, but had no problem doing when using this game.
The set also comes with a 16 page resource guide which allows students to record their work. This would allow for a teacher to see what problems the students created.
The set includes addition, subtraction, number sense, and a variety of other 1st grade math activities.
Wow! Big Animals Reader and Amazing! Structures Reader
|Emarose with her Nonfiction Books|
My kids loved all of the products that we received from Carson Dellosa. They have items for ages 1-18. Items for teachers as well as parents. No matter what you choose, Carson Dellosa is sure to please. For your chance to win any of the products mentioned above please enter the Back to school giveaway.