Little minds have endless exciting things to explore and learn during their first few years of life. There are shapes, colours and numbers to name just a few. Where to start? Well, right here of course! These My Busy Bots packs touch on a few of these areas and help you to introduce your little one to some new and exciting concepts or to continue them on to the next phase of their learning journey.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 4 - 8 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
Bag 1: Shapes are all around
Shapes are everywhere, they make up everything, we just need to stop and take a moment to look out for them. When we understand that they are all around us, it makes it easier to identify and remember them. In this My Busy Bots bag we do just that, we use familiar everyday items and link them to 3D shapes in our world.
1 Information card with instructions, ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
6 Laminated 3D shape cards
30 Coloured cards
1 Brightly coloured storage bag
Bag 2: ARE WE THERE YET?
“3, 2, 1, GO!” The cars speed off down the track and disappear around the first bend...
Learning to write letters is vitally important. This My Busy Bots bag allows children to use their imagination as they drive their car around the track and form their upper case letters. It can be hard for new writers to know where to begin some letters, so starting at the traffic light and following the arrow will set them on the right track.
1 booklet with the upper case Alphabet “A-Z” and an information page with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
1 coloured race car
1 brightly coloured storage bag (waterproof and wipe clean)
Bag 3: Googly eyed monsters
Your little monsters will love this My Busy Bots bag! As they count to the number on the card they need to place the same number of googly eyes to wake their sleeping monster up. Number recognition and counting skills are explored in this activity, as well as the development of fine motor skills.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 3 - 5 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
1 Information card with instructions, ideas to extend the activity and list of skills being developed
Thumb opposition; pincer grip; in-hand manipulation; pre-writing skills; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; hand dominance; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination; sensory exploration.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual motor integration; visual discrimination; spatial relationships; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; language and vocabulary; letter recognition; sorting and organisation; colour recognition; matching; following patterns; counting; number recognition.
Patience and perseverance; early reading skills; early writing skills.