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Learning Resources Backyard Bugs Counters, Set Of 72
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These colorful counters turn sorting and counting activities into exciting adventures. Soft rubber counters in 6 colors packed into a reusable plastic tub. Suggested activities also included. Set of 72 bugs in one tub.
These colorful creepy, crawly counters turn learning early math concepts into fun adventures for kids.
Set of 72 includes grasshopper, bumblebee, beetle, spider, dragonfly and caterpillar.
Counters come in six colors and are packaged in a reusable plastic tub.
Suggested activities included.
Also make unique party favors!
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6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Backyard Bugs are great fun and educationalMar 07, 2008
By B. Smouse
I purchased these to use in my preschool classroom. The kids LOVE them!!!
These bugs are fun just to explore, but they also provide a great way to teach sorting and patterning. There are five colors of bugs, so you can sort them just by color. Then, when the children are a little older, you can show them that - even though they're the same color - they aren't exactly the same. (Within each color group there are 2 each of every bug.) There's also an opportunity to teach the difference between "bugs" and spiders, as well as introducing the idea of metomorphosis (the caterpillar will turn into a butterfly).
The only downside I've found to these little critters is that they're made of a soft rubber. While the texture is cool for the kids, it also makes it very easy to pull off legs and antennae.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Great Math Manipulatives for Preschool and KindergartenSep 07, 2009
I've started a collection of math manipulatives to help my children with our math for homeschooling. I had a set of these bugs from discovery toys. That is a great set because it is a smaller amount of bugs with pattern cards (great for preschool and kindergarten). But, if you bought just the bugs (I found these at a garage sale yesterday), it would be very easy to replicate those activities simply by helping children count using the bugs and create patterns. I am very glad to have extra bugs now!
For Preschool, I use the book Developing Number Concepts by Kathy Richardson: Bk 1. I love that book and these bugs would be really fun for kids to use for those activities! Kathy Richardson does a wonderful job explaining what young children need to learn to develop their number sense--it's the best book I've found around. The activities are very simple and quick.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
These are GREAT!!Mar 01, 2009
By Christine Hawn
My son loves these bugs. They are educational when used for counting, sorting, and color recognition. i orginally purchased the discovery toys bug game and we lost all the catepillars. so when i saw these, i thought perfect, more bugs with plenty of catepillars. they are durable and fun to play with. we even put them on the trampoline and hit with our hands to watch them bounce. great sensory activity!!!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
BugtasticJun 21, 2011
We bought these bugs for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. We hid them all around our yard and the kids had a lot of fun searching for them. They kept them though as it is too young an age for them to give back anything. I think we will do that activity again for her 5th party and order more of these yard bugs.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Sorting for boys or those interested in bugsDec 27, 2009
This is a nice little tub of sorters and counters. Learning Resources always makes good quality toys.
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