Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Math Games!

Okay, I admit to slacking off on my share of the sharing! But, I had a good excuse, I was sick people. I am doing better now, I know that everyone was so worried about that. Today was the first day that I sort of felt human again. So, back to the old grindstone we go.

In our house that means getting back to our home schooling. So we had an extended weekend holiday so I could concentrate on being sick, I mean get better, but we jumped right back in today.

I found and bought the coolest math tool, that the girls love! It's called the Learning Palette, from Usborne Books. (Have I mentioned that I'm an Usborne Consultant? Okay, done with the shameless plug) I will admit that I was a little leery about this product, I was afraid that it was going to be another thing that I bought that we didn't use. One more thing to clutter up my packed two bedroom apartment. A waste of my time and money.

Thank goodness all my fears were put to rest when we got it out. It's a great product that helps teach and reinforce either math or reading concepts. It's also self-correcting! That's right you heard me, after the kids know how to use it they don't need you there. So, us overworked moms can then get a minute to rest, or if you're like me, do some other chore!

And another bonus, the girls think that it's a game! Shh! Don't tell them it's not really a game. And, one last bonus, they ask if they can play with it! Yes!! So, they are doing something that they want and learning at the same time! I love educational toys!


Michelle said...

Good job Marci on turning learning into something fun. got anything like that for adults?? :)

Monty&Kristin said...

Looks like the girls are having a load of fun! Yeah....I'm with anything to make Laundry fun too? Maybe I should make a game of it!