Monday, June 4, 2012
One Manipulative - Multitude of Concepts and Skills
prepositions (on, under, over, by, up, down, etc.)
simple arithmetic (counting, simple addition and subtraction, etc.)
simple and more complex patterns
Fine Motor Skill of Lacing (using laces or pipe cleaners)
My children love lacing beads onto laces. I have some animal/transportation beads in my crafting supplies that I used when making busy book pages and the children beg to do the activity.
I was ordering some more art supplies and some bright foam beads caught my eye. I thought the children would enjoy some new beads so I tossed them in my order. The children loved them. I enjoyed lacing them as well. I also realized how useful they can be as a math manipulative or when teaching early language concepts in therapy (they are a choking hazard though - closely supervise or only use with older children).