Sunday, February 26, 2012

Individual Counting Ropes! Easy and Fun!

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!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Letters Alive!!!!

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!

Letters alive 2.0: Augmented Reality 3D Reading Program