Construction Tools Geoboard Pattern Mats

Geoboards are a fantastic tool for strengthening fine motor muscles while exposing young children to beginning geometry skills. Little learners will love the hands on learning they get with these construction tools geoboard mats! Construction Geoboard Printables One of my favorite things about geoboard patterns is that they are a low prep activity that require … Read more

DIY Counting boxes

These super easy DIY Counting boxes are an amazing fun quiet time learning toy!

With a baby in the house we go through a ton of baby food. This means lots of those little containers that are awesome for re-purposing for crafts, on the go snack containers, or even into educational toys. Gerber’s new Lil’ Bits convenient plastic tubs are perfect for your crawler and for crafting. We have had a blast playing with these counting boxes made from our Gerber Lil’ Bits containers.

These super easy DIY Counting boxes are an amazing fun quiet time learning toy!

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Geoboard Gourd

This geoboard gourd is a fantastic fine motor activity!

Yesterday was a rough shopping day. It took three stores to find the one thing I was looking for…who would have thought that black-lights could be that hard to find this time of year? While out and about Meatball was on his best behavior. Poor little guy was just about falling over exhausted. Since he was so good I let him pick out one item. His choice? A gourd…

Now what was I suppose to do with that?!

Then I remembered seeing this adorable Geo Math Pumpkin over at Fun.A.Day and I knew what we were doing. This Geoboard Gourd activity was a BLAST!

This geoboard gourd is a fantastic fine motor activity!

Earlier this month we had made some teal pumpkins to support FARE’s allergy awareness campaign and the kids ended up using golf tees to poke holes into their pumpkins, which they loved. So I knew this was right up their alley!

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Even and Odd Number Hop

Even and Odd Number Hop Game

This last week has been filled with tears as Livia has worked her way through her homework. And when asked how her day at school went the response was always somewhere along the lines of, “Oh, it went well but I hate math.” One of the ways that Livia stims is through humming and even at times Opera singing. So, the day she came home and admitted to getting in trouble during math class for “warming up her vocal cords” I knew it was time to find a way to make math fun and help some of the concepts she was struggling with concrete themselves in her mind. This Even and Odd Number Hop Game was a solution to our math problem.

Even and Odd Number Hop Game

With Livia she was able to identify even and odd numbers up to 10. The minute we got up to 11, 12, 13…she would begin to scramble and stim. The key to creating a memory is attention; being able to focus on the sensory input long enough to make a working memory (and eventually a semantic memory).

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