My homeschooling readers (and moms of preschoolers) are going to LOVE this! Math lessons you can do at home to give your little ones a head start. Math is notoriously labeled as hard or hated, especially by girls. But it doesn't have to be hard or hated. Math can be fun! Especially if you use a multi-sensory teaching plan. Multi-sensory teaching looks a whole lot like play time and is used in many preschools and even in therapy plans for developmentally delayed children. Carlito C Caterpillar's MathHouse Games are based on Domenico Marcario's Sensory Math Teaching System.
Who is Domenico Marcario, you ask? He is the creator of C3pla Sensory Math Teaching System, a retired high school mathematics teacher, and a full-time passionate grandparent! Domenico's program utilizes the natural way children learn--with sensory play.
Carlito C Caterpillar's MathHouse Games is a system of staged games, a total of 20 steps with two games per step. That's 40 games! Each step covers quantity, numeration, and operations. Keeping the focus on play, these games allow the child to remain an active participant during learning.
The C3pla website has additional information on the background of this system of learning, as well as support, reinforcement, and downloads to use with the cards.
The Games come as a set that contains the following:
•30 double-sided, full color, illustrated Game Cards
•Related editorial information explaining to parents The What, Why and How of Each Step
•Each 8" x 4" loose leaf card is printed on heavy card stock, lacquered to help protect from spills and ring bound to keep together and facilitate play
I was eager to try this product with my little one. As my readers know, he has Autism. However, he is considered very high-functioning. He is smart and is busy working on Kindergarten readiness skills. I was thinking these games would come in handy. After looking them over, it seemed that there were several activites we could begin right away. We started at the very beginning with the quantity games "Alike It or Not" and "Hungry Lion". I'm not so sure he fully understands the latter, but I know he will with practice. It's just a matter of time.
I am excited to see my little one growing and learning!
Visit the C3Pla website and check out Carlito C Caterpillar's MathHouse Games. You can purchase a set of these game cards for only $23.95. That's a complete early childhood basic math curriculum for less than twenty-five bucks! (They also have a Facebook page.)
You can also enter to win a copy of the MathHouse game cards here! Yep, I'm giving away a copy starting right now. Just leave a comment to enter. Open to US residents over 18 years of age. If you are interested in bonus entries, you can:
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Giveaway ends at 11:59PM next Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced here on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
Thanks so much to Propeller for sponsoring this review and giveaway.
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