* To introduce the hundreds chart
* To count to 100
* To skip count by 10s (2s, 5s, etc.)
* To recognize patterns within the chart
* Hundreds Chart Printable from About.com
* pointer (pencil, stick, etc.)
* Print out the Hundreds Chart. (I had a poster from teaching.) Using a pointer, help your child count to 100.
Totally Technical Tuesday: IPhone/IPad Apps
* To download apps for your IPhone or IPad in order for your children to play and learn at the same time
* To gain educational skills from each game
* To use the fine motor skills involved with touching and swiping the screen
* IPhone or IPad
* Go to the App Store on your IPhone or IPad, and search for the apps you would like to install. I have made a list of apps that I have researched and like. Some of the apps I have chosen are free and some cost between $1-$3. All of these are fun and educational, and both of my boys love them! Check them out:
Toddler Teasers: There are multiple Toddler Teaser games that you can download including letters, numbers, shapes, colors, food, transportation, and animals.
Umizoomi Zoom Into Numbers: Based off of my kids favorite Nickelodeon cartoon, this game includes many math activities to help with counting, number recognition, number order, addition/subtraction, and more!
Dr. Seuss Books: There are lots of Dr. Seuss books to download. You can have the book read to your child or your child can read it on their own. These apps are great for vocabulary, rhyming words, and basic reading skills.
Teach Me: These apps come in different levels starting with Toddler and going to 2nd-3rd grade. We are using the kindergarten one right now. Great educational download!
Preschool Memory Match: This app allows your child to play the memory game using cards that include numbers, letters, colors, food, etc. Each level adds a few more cards to help your child use their memory to make matches.
Animal Preschool Circus: This app has lots of lessons on puzzle making, patterning, most/least, and more.
Duck, Duck Moose: There are lots of Duck, Duck Moose apps that include favorite kid's songs with a little twist! We have The Itsy, Bitsy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus, and Old MacDonald.
SingKids: There are tons of these apps available. I think we have almost all of them, and they are fun for the kids to sing along to!
Super Why: Based on the PBS show, this app is great for pre-reading skills! It has alphabet, rhyming, spelling, and sentence building games.
Kids Learn Sight Words: This is a great app for sight word learning. Not only can your child learn to recognize the sight words, but they can write them, as well!
Hope your kiddos have a blast playing these games! And, yes, even a 20 month old can play! :)
Wacky Word Wednesday: Missing Letter Game
* To use phonics to sound out words
* To listen to the sounds of the letters in a word and figure out which letter is missing
* To use the fine motor skills involved with writing
* Missing Letter Printables from me :)
* cookie sheet and magnetic letters (if you have them, not necessary)
Thoroughly Thoughtful Thursday: Kelso Choices - Cooperative Behavior
Social Skills Objectives:
* To understand the difference between small problems and big problems
* To recognize different choices you can make when there is a small problem between you and a friend
* To learn how to cooperate with others on your own
* Kelso Printable from Kelso's Choice
* Kelso Website
* stuffed frog (if you have one, not necessary)
* To create homemade ice cream in a bag
* To follow a recipe
* To use the fine motor skills involved with stirring and pouring
* Directions from 2 Little Hooligans
* sandwich size plastic bag
* gallon size plastic bag
* half and half or milk
* rock salt
* vanilla extract