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Flip Crayon Activities

Crayon Song: Teaching Crayon Grip

Diane uses The Pencil Grip Song to teach tripod grip. This engaging approach holds the students attention while reinforcing the lesson.

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Tripod Grip with FLIP Crayons®

Diane teaches finger names and functions. This playful approach helps young children develop grasp.

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Using FLIP Crayons®

Children flip for FLIP Crayons®, the double-sided crayons for little hands that promote proper grip. Flipping the crayons to change colors is a fun and developmentally appropriate way for young learners to develop fine motor skills.

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Readiness & Writing

Building Capitals with Capital Letter Cards

Children learn consistent terminology as they build letters on capital letter cards. This activity is a great precursor to building on the Mat. Children see the letter formations as the teacher guides them in group or in individual instruction.

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Building Letters with Roll-A-Dough

Here, Ryan has fun building letters with roll-a-dough while improving his finger strength and motor skills. This multisensory activity is also a great prewriting exercise.

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Forming Letters with Stamp and See

With Stamp and See, children learn to make capital letters step by step. They form letters by tracing with magnetic chalk or stamping with wood piece shapes. Here, Patty models by stamping the letter step by step and erasing it. The child imitates. Patty is using the cards from the Roll A Dough Letters on the Stamp and See Screen to add an additional activity.

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Teaching Names with Roll-A-Dough

Use of consistent language helps young children learn to follow instructions. The roll-a-dough multisensory activity helps them improve finger strength, fine motor skills, and letter recognition skills as they children build letters step by step.

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Music and Movement

Leaves and Branches, Trunks and Roots

"Leaves and Branches, Trunks and Roots" is part of the new Sing, Sound & Count with Me CD.

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    My Teacher Draws Song: Imitate teacher, draw shapes

    Children love to have grown ups draw for them. My Teacher Draws song and activity teach imitation skills and shapes. Here, watching Patty draw prepares the class to draw a circle, a square, and a triangle.

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      Tap, Tap, Tap Song: Teaching Body Awareness

      Children love music. It promotes movement and learning. The Tap Tap Tap song and activity are a fun way for young children to warm up and learn positional concepts as well as body parts as they follow the rhythm and imitate the teachers motions.

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        The Ant, The Bug and The Bee Song: Finger Plays

        The Ant, the Bug & the Bee song uses music and movement to teach children about the number 6. Children love to fly around like bees as they sing along with the lyrics.

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          Language & Literacy

          About A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards

          Letters come to life with A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards, part of the award-winning Get Set for School program.

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          About Word Time

          Word Time is a Pre-K language arts program that teaches vocabulary, speaking and thinking skills. Children joyfully participate in its friendly, active lessons. Word Time helps children experience new words, say new words and sentences and connect word meanings to their lives in just 10-15 minutes a day. It helps build vocabulary and oral language skills that are critical to success and literacy and impacts all learning.

          Word Time is the latest edition to the Handwriting without Tears Get Set for School readiness program. It provides the same developmentally-appropriate, easy- to-teach and fun to learn experience for teachers and students.

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          Line It Up

          Line It Up™ and let the learning fun begin. Line It Up uses stories, pictures, conversation starters, and word chants to promote early language and motor skills.

          • Line It Up Bar helps teacher demonstrate Story Cards and Letter Cards to the whole class.
          • Story Cards introduce colorful fiction and non-fiction stories for rich conversation that sparks participation and learning.
            Letter Cards invite personalization and creativity with familiar black and white drawings and gray traceable letters to support proper letter formation.

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          My Book

          My Book is a child's personal storybook and a special way to explore the wonders of books and words. Children learn about the parts of a book, concepts about print, listening, new words, and word and concept connections. My Book encourages children to personalize with drawing and storytelling.

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            Name, Touch, and Trace with A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards

            Children learn about the world around them by touching and exploring. The tactile nature of the A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards turns letters into more than just a symbol on a page.

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            Pictures and Letters with A-B-C Touch & Flip Cards

            Children flip the cards to practice capital and lowercase matching. The double sided cards encourage self-checking and provide immediate feedback that is beneficial for children of all abilities—especially English Language Learners.

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            Sound Around Box

            Sound Around Box™ holds many surprises and gives you many easy ways to teach letters, rhyming, syllables, word parts, listening and cooperation skills. Children will delight in rhyming activities, compound word hunts, memory games, and other early literacy activities.

            Discoveries abound with Sound Around Box:

            • Multifaceted Sound Around Box is perfect for whole class and center based instruction.
            • Picture and Color Tiles promote memory, rhyming, and syllable segmentation.
            • Magnetic Pieces promote proper capital letter formation.
            • Activity Plates help organize activities.

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              Word Time "My Body" Activity

              This lesson helps children use words to talk about what their bodies can do. ‘Lungs' and ‘chest' are nouns. Nouns name people, places, or things. We use nouns to ask and answer questions.

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              Wet Dry Try Activities

              Writing Name Using Wet-Dry-Try

              Jan shows Ella how to write her name doing wet-dry-try. This motivational activity helps children have fun as they develop fine motor skills with small tools including little chalk bits.

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              Numbers & Math

              4 Squares More Squares

              4 Squares More Squares brings geometry and spatial relationships to life in your Pre-K classroom, focusing on squares, puzzles and problem solving. Colorful, chunky shapes encourage children to design and build. Big and Little Pieces teach children to slide, turn and flip shapes as they fit puzzle pieces onto the double sided boards. The product grows with children as it helps them move from counting and matching to pattern building and graphing. Use 4 Squares More Squares as a whole class or center based activity.

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              About 1-2-3 Touch & Flip Cards

              Recognizing numbers and understanding quantities become easy and fun with 1-2-3 Touch & Flip Cards, part of the award-winning Get Set for School program.

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              About I Know My Numbers

              Children enjoy counting, number formation and additional early math skills with I Know My Numbers, part of the award-winning Get Set for School Pre-K program.

              The I Know My Numbers individual set contains 10 booklets (one booklet for each number 1-10). The classroom set contains 100 booklets (10 sets).

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              Count 9 with I Know My Numbers

              I Know My Numbers is a set of activity booklets that helps children learn proper number formation, number sense, meaningful counting, and other critical early math skills.

              The I Know My Numbers individual set contains 10 booklets (one booklet for each number 1-10). The classroom set contains 100 booklets (10 sets).

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              Cups & Caps with I Know My Numbers

              I Know My Numbers engages your preschoolers with coloring pages, songs, rhymes, and other multisensory activities.

              The I Know My Numbers individual set contains 10 booklets (one booklet for each number 1-10). The classroom set contains 100 booklets (10 sets).

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              Matching Game with 1-2-3 Touch & Flip Cards

              1-2-3 Touch & Flip Cards can be used in a whole class setting, one-on-one, or for independent play. The set includes 10 double-sided animal cards, 10 double-sided counter cards, and an activity booklet. The double-sided animal cards feature illustrations that children love to count. The flipside features tactile numbers on one side, which can be used to reinforce number formation.

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              Mix & Make Shapes

              Preschoolers explore geometry concepts, measurement, and patterns with Mix & Make Shapes. This set uses brightly colored shapes and friendly hands-on activities that invite children to sort, trace, transform, and move basic shapes.

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              Mix & Make Shapes

              Preschoolers explore geometry concepts, measurement, and patterns with Mix & Make Shapes. This set uses brightly colored shapes and friendly hands-on activities that invite children to sort, trace, transform, and move basic shapes.

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              Name, Touch, and Trace with 1-2-3 Touch & Flip Cards

              The 10 counter cards have squares for counting on one side, and numbers on the other. The cards encourage self-checking and provide immediate feedback that is beneficial for children of all abilities—especially English Language Learners.

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              Pre-K Math Lesson: Measuring with Tag Bags

              The Measuring activity teaches pre-k children geometry/spacial relations, vocabulary, and of course, measuring.

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              Pre-K Math Lesson: Pocket Patterns with Tag Bags

              The Pocket Patterns activity teaches pre-k children patterns/algebra, vocabulary, and fine motor skills.

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              Pre-K Math Product: Tag Bags

              Tag Bags is an engaging math manipulative that is part of the Get Set for School Pre-K program. This versatile teaching tool gives your preschoolers a fun, hands-on introduction to math skills, and helps to build a lifelong enjoyment of math.

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              Mat Man for Pre-K

              Building and Drawing Mat Man

              Children bring the beloved Mat Man character to life with the Mat and Wood Pieces. This interactive activity helps young learners develop body awareness, drawing skills, socialization, and number awareness. Mat Man makes readiness skills fun and easy for all.