Since we were on a ‘fishing’ theme with Alicia – scooping fish and the visit to the Underwater World at Sentosa – I made this fishing learning aid for her. It’s a versatile learning aid and I’ve been wanting to do it up for a long time and finally got down to doing it – and finishing it (those are two very different things!).
It’s a versatile learning aid because what’s on the fish can be easily changed to suit whatever you want to teach (while the fish remain, well, unchanged).
*photos taken on 18 Nov 2010*
Here she’s fishing for uppercase letters in the ‘pond’ (which really is a big piece of felt I bought to make a felt board for her – it’s standing in temporarily as a make-shift pond):
I’ve prepared alphabets (both upper and lower case), numbers 1-20 and some dolch list sight words (which will come in useful in future). Currently we’re only playing with the alphabets and numbers.
I can get her to fish for specific alphabets to spell a certain word or just get her to fish for fun – I guess magnets have a certain hold on children 🙂 Her fav activity though is to ‘clap’ the fish I caught and make it drop… lol.