When it comes to teaching kids hands-on is the way to go. They respond better to hand on learning experiences. Simply adding tactile tools can make learning basic math a breeze and it doesn’t end with math. Even letters, reading and spelling can be taught better with hands on manipulatives. We have been enjoying the amazing benefits of manipulatives for kids.
Benefits of Manipulatives for kids
Hands-on active learning is easier for keeping the attention of children with attention span issues. This means it’s the perfect method for working with our preschoolers and our ADHD children. I am forever amazed at how much better the children learn when we get hands on.
Better memory retention of lessons you teach. When you tell someone something they don’t often grasp it. A major advantage of using manipulatives for teaching kids is that they can experience learning hands on rather than just listening to you explain how it is done. This is an amazing tool for math and spelling that every parent and educator should be taking advantage of.
Developing fine motor skills is a great advantage of using manipulatives. Most manipulatives are small and using them helps work fine motor skills of young children. The base of learning to write and perform small tasks.
Mother Goose Time Manipulative Monday Giveaway
One of the features I LOVE from mo each month are the manipulatives. Each month they send us two packs that we use with the children for everything from counting and arithmetic to just plain play time. They are an integral part of the curriculum because the creators of Mother Goose Time recognize the value of learning through play. To help others learn about the value of these amazing hands-on learning tools Mother Goose Time is giving one lucky reader two mystery packs just like we get in the monthly curriculum boxes.
Enter below and stop by Monday to see if you are the lucky winner. If you have a preschooler I strongly suggest checking out Mother Goose Time for yourself. You won’t regret it.