I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a reviewDuring the summer it is a little more difficult to keep up with education and learning. I know from my experience this year with Jayden he keeps telling me its summer and he doesn't have any homework. But I worry about him losing some of his learning from Kindergarten this year. I don't want him to start back to school and be behind. So I try to find ways to integrate learning in many activities. His teacher sent me some activity sheets for math and Spanish. She also sent some books and a list of books that he can read. I love that she gave me some things to start with. Unfortunately Jayden is not one to jump on the idea of doing Homework and especially reading. He just does not feel successful when he reads. He is doing well, but being the perfectionist he can be means that if it is not perfect he just doesn't want to do it. So I am trying to find fun and interesting ways to continue the learning. As always I look to one of my favorite stores Learning Resources for some ideas. Since Jayden had a little trouble with completing his 70 phonograms by the end of the year I figured something around letters and sounds would be great to work on. I received the Magnetic Letter Construction to review.
The Magnetic Letter Construction is a set of 262 magnetic foam pieces. The pieces are color-coded. There are lines and curves of different sizes that can be used to create uppercase and lowercase letters. You can even make some numbers too. It comes in a nice bucket to hold them all and a fun activity guide. There are so many things that can be learned with these. Letter names, sounds, phonograms, fine motor skills, numbers, shapes, and more. They can be used on the table, refrigerator, or even a cookie sheet. In classrooms they would be great for small group or individual play on small magnetic boards.
When I opened the tub for Jayden we started with making Jayden's name. He though it was really fun to make his name with the different shapes. We moved from the table and tried it out on the refrigerator. We made the ABC's and Jayden even used it to make a fun circle shape. I pulled out a cookie sheet and I think this is the way Jayden loved it the most. He was making flower shapes and letters. I like that the cookie sheet or small magnetic board can be portable and used anywhere. The magnetic foam pieces are well made and easy to use. I think you can even make some little models for younger kids to copy to make their letters.
I really like that there are always so many great products at Learning Resources and I find that many of the products are usable in many different ways. With back to school coming so quick now is a great time to grab some great learning games for this school year.
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I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure