Homeschooling is a great option for families that are looking for something different than the public/private school sectors. In this blog, I want to take a look at some of the items that Bannor Toys offers to help with homeschooling kiddos, especially for preschool. These items are multi-age and can be completely student-led if necessary.
The Counting Stars are a great addition to your homeschool supplies. They can be used for counting, stacking, building and many other ideas. They will help improve fine motor skills as well as help them master counting objects. (The goal for most preschoolers is to be able to count to 30 prior to starting kindergarten.) The stars can also be used for older kids as they begin to learn about addition and subtraction. They can use the stars to make a picture of a simple math problem right in front of them. For those that learn by doing, this is great! You can also use these to teach how to count by 2s, 5s, or 10s. Your kiddo will love focusing on using these stars in numerous different ways.
The story blocks are a fantastic way to get their imaginations running wild! Take the blocks and dump them out of the bag onto the table and have them use the pictures that are facing up to make up a story. Have them say it out loud to you as their captive audience! As your children grow, you can teach them to go into more detail with their stories and have them write them down. This will help them make connections between items and ideas as well as help with their verbal communication. This activity can be done over and over! No two stories will ever be the same!
The educational benefits of matching games are incredible! You can work on fine motor skills (gripping the pieces, flipping them over), picture recognition, matching, as well as working on their memory. Can they remember where that matching piece was? For beginners, you can use choose a matching game that is picture to picture. As they grow and begin to read, you can then introduce games that include a picture to match to a word. It is so much fun to see your kids make connections between pieces. When they find two that don't match, you can even discuss the differences in the pictures. This will also help build their problem solving skills.
Whether you homeschool or are just looking for more ideas to do with your kids, any of these items as well as others under our Educational section are great to use. If you ever have any questions about our products or how to use them, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mom of Three
Shop Manager at Bannor Toys