Special thank you to 4EurSole these amazing shoes! As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. You guys know I love to try out products, and really know I love them, before I even mention the name to you. So I can say that I’m …
Month: July 2017
Special thank you to Naturally More for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. It doesn’t matter if it’s the summer or middle of the winter, my family LOVES popsicles! I felt like it was time to try something new …
Special thank you to Oriental Trading Co. for the gifted balance set. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Happy Tuesday friends! I got some requests for science on my Teach Tuesday posts so here we go!
Today I want to share weighing counting bears and some different things you can do with this set and how it can be beneficial to your child developmentally.
You can find this set on Oriental Trading on their Learn365 site.
This durable Learning Resources Baby Bear™ Balance Set is great for STEM activities. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. I love how the colorful bears make comprehending mass measurement more fun and playful. The set is simple and fun for little hands. The clear buckets are easy to remove and the while set I plastic, so easy to wipe down.
For older children (3+ years) you can work on estimation skills due to the clear buckets. Grab a handful of bears and place them in one side. Then count out 20 bears and put them in the other side. Ask your child to look at the scale. Which side is down? The side with the 20 bears or the amount that is unknown. Say it’s the side with the 20 bears. You can help them think through this. If the 20 bears weigh more, than the number we guess for the other side has to be less than 20. I love that there are covers for the buckets, so if you decide to weigh liquids or liquid vs ice you can cover the buckets to prevent spillage.
For younger children (2-3 years) you can work on counting skills and introduce the concept of weight. Some objects weigh more than others. A higher amount of bears weighs more than a smaller amount. Beyond this you can also work on sorting skills which is an early math skill. For example: Ask your child to put all the blue bears on one side.
I hope I introduced you to something new and fun! Enjoy exploring with your littles!
Find more education goodies at Oriental Trading learn 365.
To That Mom In The Store With The Child Throwing A Tantrum Ever been in a store and your child completely melts down? Like the ultimate tantrum?! Outsiders think, what the hell is wrong with that kid? OR If I had a kid they would …
Thank you EZ Play Toys for sending this amazing Panda Playground. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
When thinking about your child and what they will need for development and be prepared for school people often thing math skills, reading or science. Guys development goes beyond all of that! Gross motor skills are so important. Not to mention when a child is moving and playing they are learning things you may have forgotten are crucial.
Gross motor skills allow children to perform everyday tasks. Such as walking, running, jumping, climbing, skipping, hitting a ball, showing, catching and swimming. To build these abilities and muscles we must practice through play.
For a mother like me who works from home, I now have an option that allows Izzy to blossom with her climbing and problem solving skills.
EZ Play Toys
I stumbled upon EZPlay Toys on Instagram and fell in love with the colors, options of 2 play sets and how they fold up to store easily when not in use.
Rainy days, too cold, too hot… doesn’t matter! This indoor play set has been keeping my Izzy busy and improving her hand eye coordination and strength. When I help her climb the rope area, she is constantly thinking where her next hand or foot should go. Now there she is working on her cognitive skills.
The swing is a great way for children to relax and swinging is often used in a lot of occupational therapy for young children.
Izzy is learning independence, courage and building her self esteem. I tell her, “You can do it, I’m right here.”
I love how easy this is to take down to store and then put back up! We are loving the Panda playground!
Think the Panda is too small for your kid(s)? Check out the Koala playground, it’s made for older children.