"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and *snap,* the job's a game!" ~ Mary Poppins
This philosophy, combined with my background in education and countless hours of playing with my daughter, has led to the creation of these "Games,” making educational play a snap!
Each Game comes in it's own plastic bag with a zip-slider to make opening and putting away easy for even the youngest hands. (For my daughter, learning this was the first - and sometimes best! - "game!")
What sets my Games apart from other "busy bags" is the accompanying laminated Skill Card. This card lists the basics: Game name, a short description and the basic idea of how to play. More importantly, the Skill Card highlights key skills that will be taught, practiced or reinforced through the activity, along with a number of extensions and tips.
These inclusions turn a simple activity into an educational tool. Each Game can be modified or extended based on the child's age, background information, skill readiness, or current abilities so you can build scaffolding for success or to take them to the next level... all while having fun learning!
If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!
Warmly, Sarah -------
More Than Just Lacing
A bright, creative game than enhances cognitive and fine motor skills while making lacing, stitching and tying “sew” much fun!
Playing the Game Weave the tipped yarn pieces in and out of the hole-punch cards to create variations of lines and designs over the mosaic pictures.
Skills in a Snap! • Fine motor skills, especially hand-eye coordination • Visual tracking • Understanding spatial relationships • Artistic perception (eg: identifying and emphasizing the elements of art such as color, line, shape and form) • Life Skills Practice: shoe-tying, focus, doing good quality work
This Game includes: 6 laminated lacing cards (8.5" x 5.5"); 6 tipped lacing yarns in red, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink; Skill Card)