Feeling at sea?
Don't know quite what to do?
How to occupy the kids at this time?
a support program for families in need of ideas
for use with children in house-bound situations.
Parental enthusiasm, a PC, printer,
paper and writing/art materials are basic necessities.
draws from Introductory Mind Stretchers a book for teachers in regular infant classes (Years 1 and 2). If your child can't attend, stay on focus or complete the first activity then later activities will prove too difficult.
explores number concepts at primary Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 levels. Parents will soon ascertain their child's comfort level using the following three sheets.
explores early reasoning and problem solving concepts at primary Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 levels. Parents will soon ascertain their child's comfort level using the following three sheets. The lower two sheets are for recording answers on.
provides extension activities which foster more independent activity at Years 5/6/7/8 levels. Parents will soon ascertain their child's comfort level using the following two sheets drawn from across the series
Let's Game! activities are suitable for primary-school children:
Young Ones ~ 5 to 8 years of age
Juniors ~ 7 to 10 years of age
Seniors ~ 9 to 12 years of age
Parents may find children function outside their age-appropriate level.
Let's Game! does not teach literacy or numeracy. But, these skills will be fostered through use of activities.
Let's Game! accepts parents are the key to a child's learning. How they use Let's Game! is crucial ~ with ongoing discussion and interaction essential. This is not a "sit down, do the activity and shut-up" activity. Materials provided are merely aids to the child's ongoing exploration of concepts.
Let's Game!activities were designed for classroom use. But, parents are great teachers and all activities are easily used within the home.
Let's Game! activities have been developmentally graded. While children can start anywhere, it is advantageous if they commence at the beginning and work in a sequential manner through the program.
Let's Game!activities fall into five groups:
Comparative Concepts (Young Ones) explores basic concepts
Number-Play (all levels) explores numeracy concepts
Logics (all levels) explores reasoning and problem-solving
Blast-Off! (senior level) explores extension challenges
Arty Stuff (all levels) requires children to express themselves creatively.