Teaching Puzzles – The Skills Needed to Move from Inset to Interlocking

“Marcus dislikes puzzles because they do not interested him!” This is what I recently heard from Marcus’s father. We were involved in puzzle centers and dad was sure Marcus could complete the presented, twenty-four piece puzzles; if he wanted to. They have puzzles at home and Marcus can put those together. Marcus has several puzzle apps

Visual Perceptual and Early Number Sense

Children as young as five can recognize sets of numbers without counting.  Here are some great activities to help your young ones improve visual perceptual and number sense skills Stack the Dots Toss eight to ten dice on the table.  Have the child stack the dice with the same numbers.  I.e. all die with two

Games that Focus on Listening Skills

Listening, the ability to Hear and Understand. Many kids and adults struggle to listen. Listening requires more than just hearing. It requires one to use your eyes to read body language and your ears to hear the speakers tone. Listening is a hard skill to develop. Here are a few of my favorite listening games. Here

The Cup Song – A Great Two Handed or Bilateral Activity

My girls have worked on perfecting The Cup Song sequence.  It is from the movie – Pitch Perfect (You’re gonna miss me when I’ve gone). They decided to divide the activity into two parts.  Shandra is the percussion expert and Mel the vocal expert.  I love how they are working together, having fun and learning from each other. As I