We had the opportunity to review Fundanoodle’s Muscle Movers: Upper Case Gross Motor Cards. If you have a child would doesn’t like “regular schoolwork” AND who LOVES to move (LIKE MINE!)…this is going to be PERFECT! It is recommended for ages 4 – 5 or PreK / K and costs $14.99.
From their website:
Fundanoodle is a new education readiness brand from Carolina Pad designed to develop and improve the skills needed for handwriting and many other everyday activities. Created with the belief that learning these skills should be educational and fun.
The kit comes with one 4×6 heavy duty card for each letter of the alphabet. Each card has a letter to be traced on one side and an animal with an action to do on the other side.
You lay the cards out on the floor letter side up.
The child picks one, turns it over, then does the action stated. (Below: he is “crawling like a ladybug”.)
He *REALLY* enjoyed this one. *grin*
Here he is “Stretching like a Giraffe”
They then turn the card over and practice their letter writing! (One thing we would have liked to have seen was “writing arrows” that would help instruct the child on the correct way to write their letters.)
Done! My son seriously dislikes anything “schoolwork”…however…he LOVED doing this!
It was REALLY exciting for me to watch him work through this. Normally if I ask him to write his letters he “fights” me saying “it’s boring” or “it isn’t any fun” – NEITHER of those were said when using these cards! Not only did he have fun but I had fun watching him have fun! What a blessing!
So…you have letter recognition, letter writing and motor skills all wrapped up in to one FUN learning tool!
Check out this link to read more Fundanoodle reviews from the Schoolhouse Review Crew.
Here’s praying you have fun learning!