This week, I have been working with my little girl on the letter C. If you have a toddler, you know how hard it can be to maintain their interest and focus. So I keep things simple and straight to the point. You can't expect a 2 year old to sit for more than 20 minutes straight...if you can get them to sit still for 5..that's pretty good!! If you can get them to stay focused for more than 15 minutes...please tell me your secret! Here are a few things we did: In past posts, I talked about how…
Jack and the Beanstalk Finger Gym. In this activity you have to put the right amount of beans onto the numbered leaves using the tweezers.
Fine Motor Skip Counting Activity
Grab a paper plate and some paper clips for this easy fine motor skip counting activity to help your kids learn to skip count by fives.
Alphabet Tunnel Play & Learning Resources Giveaway - Toddler Approved
This post is sponsored by Learning Resources. This week for our Move & Learn series I was inspired by my little toddler who loves driving cars under chairs and tables. I thought he and my 3-year-old would have fun driving through some tunnels too! We created these quick and easy alphabet tunnels for our carsContinue Reading
How to make bottle cap sail crafts
We made very simple little sail boats using bottle caps (ours are from milk bottles but I’m sure any would do), pipe cleaners, foam sheets, glue and tape
Funtastic Early Childhood Ideas
Letters & colors. This is a great activity to use with your early readers or older non-readers. Manipulating and working with letters in a visual sorting task for most ability levels. If you don't have color flash cards, just use pieces of construction paper.
This week was our bear/hibernation theme. Lots of fun! If you have not read this book, you must! It is HILARIOUS! (Especially the ending... loved it! haha) Here are some of the nonfiction books we read this week to help us fill in our bear chart. We looked at these four types of bears: brown, black, polar, and panda. Here is the chart we created: When we talked about what bears ate, we did this fun little taste test/graphing activity that came from Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants…
Marble Tubes Game
This Marble Tubes game is made of recycled toilet paper tubes, and it is fun to both create and enjoy playing with after the craft is complete.
Working in a Winter Wonderland!
While the snow outside has melted, we have much in the way of winter in our classroom these days! The children have returned from our Christmas break and are relishing the new activities out on the shelves: Making felt snowflakes. Winter-inspired art with oil pastels on black paper. Mittens and Snowflakes counting. Fun with 'Snowdough!' Painting with a snowflake stamp. Yay! The first lessons of the Collective Exercises - Static Addition with the Golden Beads. Playing the Memory Game…
Developing Number Concepts in Special Ed. · Mrs. P's Specialties
Special education students need to develop a strong understanding of numbers and how they relate to each other. This deep understanding will hep them learn life skills and be functional in their community. Here are some of the materials and activities we use in order to develop strong math skills in my special education classroom. These ideas are ideal for self-contained settings and students with autism.