What does a hippo, fish eggs, and a 3-D printer have in common? They are all a part of Start Here's "Dough-Geo" play dough mat MEGA-PACK.
These 40 high interest mats invite little learners to explore basic geometric shapes, while answering questions, and improving finger strength.
The questions target the first three levels of Bloom's taxonomy and are developmentally appropriate for kids from preschool to kindergarten.
Use as an activity or as a center.
This download includes:
-Executive Function Information - page 4.
-Blooms Taxonomy Information- page 5.
-Work area set-up and visual prompt - page 6-7.
-Object, procedure, data sheet – page 8-9.
-Questions and mat listing - page 10-15.
-Nine “lines” play dough mats - page 16-25.
-Nine “disks” play dough mats - pages 25-34.
-Seven “sphere” play dough mats - pages 35-43.
-Six “cylinders” play dough mats - pages 44-52.
-Five “cones” play dough mats - pages 53-58.
-Two Extension Activity Mats - pages 59-61.
-References - pages 62-63.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INFO:
Young children need to explore, but they also need to learn about boundaries and how to follow directions. A balance of free play and structured play is critical in developing the kinds of skills that will make them more flexible, resilient, and persistent. Daily engagement in these critical areas work together to create a “whole child”. Have Fun!
“Start Here!” was created in order to provide access to high quality researched based activities for parents, preschool teachers, and daycare providers.
The first years are a peak period for a toddler/preschooler and it is important to support the six domains of early childhood development.
I created and used these materials in my own career as early intervention practitioner. My aim is that all adults who care and work with children will be empowered by the information and activities. Everyone, when using best practice, can help kids reach their potential.
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Note to parents: these materials are not intended to replace professional evaluation and treatment. If your child is exhibiting any signs of autism spectrum or speech-language delay, they will be best served by being evaluated and treated by a licensed and certified professional