Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Geoboard DIY

I've seen this thing called geoboard, all over Pinterest, but of course, it's not available in our local stores. Honestly, it's so easy to make it, that it would be a shame to spend money on it.

Required materials: cork board, little pins, rubber bands.

Put pins randomly on a cork board, and then surround them with the rubber bands to see which shapes you can make. Help your child to name them - rhombus, trapezoid, square, rectangle, circle, triangle. Encourage the child to make some of the shapes - it is great for developing fine motor skills. By using it with older children (primary school age) you can easily explain them the whole concept of perimeter and surface area. Here's how we've done it:










A dear friend of mine suggested we could use it for learning letters as well:





Warning: This really is a 3 + toy , because the pins are very small and extremely dangerous if swallowed, so use extreme caution, especially if you have younger children below this age!













P.S. You know how I love linky parties -





6 comments:

  1. Cool idea!! My little one's a bit TOO little for this right now, but my niece and nephew would love it!

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  2. I know it sounds like a pure phrase, but believe me - soon, too soon there'll be the time he'll be old enough to do it. Or maybe even too old. Enjoy with your little cutie!

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  3. I love this! My toddler is 2, but I could see this being a big hit in a few years! Fun!

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    1. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. What an awesome idea! I can't wait to do this with my 6 yr.old! Our linky on play based learning is live again. Hope you'll join us with more of your fun ideas.

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  5. Glad you like it! Thanks for the invitation, I'll join it!

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