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Educational Insights has done it again. Another product that I love. I will cover the Number Bean Bags first. This set includes 20 Bean Bags numbered 1-20. Not only are the numbers on the bean bag, but the numbers are spelled out on the back. The odd numbers are red and the even numbers are blue. What a great way for beginners to learn their numbers. You can do all sorts of games to help your child learn their numbers.
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|Odds are red,evens are blue.|
3. Now this one will take a little effort, but is a great idea. Use a large piece of cardboard or perhaps a tablecloth or shower curtain. Use a marker to divide this into 20 separate spaces, like a giant checkerbard almost. Then using stickers, or pictures, place them in each square with 1-20 items in each square. Then have the child toss the bean bags in the appropriate square. The one that has the matching number of objects in it.
Here is the only thing that is missing from the Bean Bags and that would be an addition and subtraction sign. I am sure you can work around this though. Have them practice addition and subtraction problems with the bean bags. There are some other game suggestions in the instruction book.
The Phonics Bean Bags are yellow with pictures on them for each sound of the alphabet. There are 6 double sided bean bags that teach two different sounds the letter can make. Like a hard G and a soft G. Make sure you know what each picture is, and then start teaching your child. Like I have to admit, I thought the ape was a gorilla until I saw that the picture on the back was an apple. Some activities for the Phonics Bean Bags include:
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1. Toss and Say. Have the child say the name of the picture as they catch the Bean Bags. For the further advanced have them also say what letter the word starts with.
2. Place all the Bean Bags in a container and allow your child to pull one out, identify the picture and then pantomime an action associated with the picture.
These games are just an example of the type of product put out by Educational Insights. I am impressed by the quality that goes into their products. I highly recommend them to teachers and especially homeschoolers. Keep an eye out for more Education Insight review/giveaways coming up! Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up with everything going on.
One neighbor will win their choice of Number Bean Bags or the Phonics Bean Bags. Giveaway will end 10/17.