ART AND CRAFT

BEADS WEAVING

I recently bought myself a beads loom. Here is how I used it: MATERIALS: A bead loom (I got a very simple one from TIGER) Strong thread for warping Thinner thread for weaving Small seed beads of various colours – I used size 11 here (2 millimetres) A very thin Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

THE MEASLES COUNTING GAME

This game will help with various skills: Counting to ten using objects Associating quantity and symbol Introducing subtraction Taking turns Working together as a group You will need 6 face cards (I laminated mine) A dice (For very young children you can use one with the numbers written on if Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

ADDITIONS GAME USING POMPOMS

Pompoms are rather appealing to children as they are soft and colourful. To reinforce the concept of ADDING I made up a few addition cards (with answers between 0 and 5) I left a space for the missing answer (with a yellow line where to place the result/answer) I made little Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

TREE STAMPING – NUMBER GAME

YOU WILL NEED: A tree – you can download my template here Green paint A little tray A cork FREE STAMPING: For very young children Just stamp “cork” leaves in the tree! NUMBER GAME: Once your child knows how to recognise numbers, this activity is a good way to reinforce the association Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

USING A TIMER

GOOD REASONS FOR USING AT TIMER: It teaches the concept of time It helps with learning to operate a timer You child will learn to recognise digital numbers Timing play can be useful when you have a busy schedule It is fun to involve the child rather than hurry him/her Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago
CHILDREN

PLAY-DOUGH COOKIES ADDITION GAME

YOU WILL NEED: Play-dough cutters Small plates Optional – a piece of card/paper and a marker for YOU to write the addition on (Just before you pay) AIM OF THE GAME: Introduce “verbally” and “visually” the concept of addition. There is no number recognition or recording here. (only right at Read more…

By Marie-Jeanne, ago