Dot Math Game + Learn with Play eBook
A group of 94 awesome bloggers recently got together to compile a giant collection of hands on, play based activities for young children ages baby to Kindergarten. I was thrilled to get an early peek at it at this 200 page collection of ideas and to share a review with you!
LEARN WITH PLAY offers a wide range of activities. It is the perfect book to have on hand when you are looking for something to fill an afternoon, celebrate a holiday, or plan a playdate. There is a huge mixture of ideas ranging from DIY toys and Play Recipes to Science ideas and Area Organization tips. Below is a sneak peak inside. The pages each include an activity, supply list, easy to follow instructions and colorful photos. They even thought to include color coded circles on the edge of the page to indicate suggested age making it easy to flip through the book and find what you are looking for. A great resource for parents of young children!
Dot the Number Game
(pg 164 of Learn with Play)
I marked several pages with fun activities I was excited to try and I thought I would share one with you. This activity is for Preschoolers and works on Math and Counting skills. It was written by Danielle, the creative mama behind Mom Inspired Life. My twins have been counting things everywhere they go recently, so this seemed like a fun game to play during Group Time. I found all of the materials in our toy closet or on the art shelf and followed the super easy directions for creating the game board.
Our kids enjoy any excuse to dabber things and this game was no exception. This was a huge hit - to the extent that I wish I would have laminated the boards to make them reusable. Fortunately, it will be easy to remake and I'm contemplating other ways to use this format with other concepts such as letters or colors. With this game our twins worked on;
*Waiting for a turn
*Social Rules of Game Play
*Counting with One-to-One Correspondence
I can't wait to try more of the fun play ideas found within the pages. There are some fun ideas for enjoying art with children and another one about drawing around household items that are on my list for next week!
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