I came up with an idea to combine building both fine motor and counting skills in a fun and engaging way! I made these individual counting ropes using colorful shoe strings and black and white plastic beads. Just slide 10 of each color bead on a shoe string and tie off the ends. Voila! Your kids will love using the pinching motion (so critical for developing the pencil grasp) to slide the beads from one end to the other to practice counting to 20, use more than one to get to higher numbers, make simple number combinations for developing addition skills, and more! Enjoy!
Ok, I've had this technology since last Spring, and as life is with new technology, there a gliches and endless hoops you have to jump through. Well, today we finally got it up and running, and it is AMAZING!!!!! If you haven't had a chance to see it, you must view the video below! Augmented Reality ROCKS! And my kids were totally engaged! This is fantastic!
Teaching is my passion, it is like breathing for me...I can't imagine my life without it. God made me to teach, I feel very lucky to have been able to discover my reason for being here early on! Aside from teaching, I am a mommy to one spectacular little girl, wife to my wonderful husband, and am blessed with family and friends who support me and keep me balanced. I love the outdoors, especially the beach, and try everyday to remember that I AM SECOND!