Monday, October 5, 2009

Connor is learning to count!


We've been working pretty hard on teaching Connor numbers lately though its been a slow process. He's so stinking cute though he holds up his fingers and attempts to count them, only to usually get the whole process wrong. No one can blame him for not trying though!

Thanks to Learning Resources we found a new toy that will not only help us with the whole numbers game. Smart Snacks Trail Mix and Match is a fabulous toy that can be used to teach a variety of lessons. Included in the set is a five number candied all labeled 1 through 5, pretzels, chocolate pieces, raisons, peanuts, and crackers. All have holes in them so you can lace them on the included string. I let Connor play on his own lacing up a variety of trail themed necklaces but often I play with him and ask him to put a variety of items on his lace such as : two raisins and two crackers please. Don't worry its all plastic, so you wont end up with chocolate all over the table. Heh. Connor does often pretend he is eating his "necklace" once its done.

The best part is he is having fun but learning important skills at the same time such as learning to lace! Before I know it, as much as I hate to think about it, he will be lacing up his shoes to go to school or stringing macaroni at kindergarten. I'm glad to know he is learning something useful at the same time enjoying himself.

Check out Learning Resources for a great selection of learning toys perfect for the holidays!

Learning Resources wants to give away a set of Smart Snacks Trail Mix to one lucky winner!

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55 Comments:

wigget said...

i want the Super Magnet Lab Kit because my son loves science and this doesn't seem to messy!

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cdziuba said...

I love this because my granddaughter and I bake together:

Trace & Learn® Cake
Letters and numbers are a piece of cake!Ages 3-5 $32.99

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Alexia said...

I like the Goodie Games Cookie Shapes!

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TheAngelForever said...

As a parent and teacher there are so many items that are wonderful. My favorite would be the Lacing Alphabet. the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

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katy said...

I like the Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets. It teaches spelling in a fun way.

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I am a subscriber.

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

Man that snack mix looks really good...do they have an edible one!?
The camping toys are so cute! I'm in Space and Weather, and I think the Cross-section Volcano Model is something my kids would like.

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mverno said...

i like the GeoSafari Light Writer it would be a great educational tool fof my grandson
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blabla3269 said...

I have been wanting a geo safari light writer
I have some other geo safari items and they are fun as well as educational

Sara and Alex said...

The USA Foam Map Puzzle would be great for our whole family to play and learn!
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panicxduh said...

Vega 600 Telescope!!
ugh. i wish i was a science kid--
but this is simply amazing not to mention interesting, for anybody~
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mogrill said...

My brother would LOVE the super magnetic kit! Thanks for the chance.
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elaina said...

There are so many toys on the LEarning Resources website I'd like for my daughters, but the ones that popped out to me were the sand toys (such as the alphabet molds) because my husband and I were just talking today about how we want to get our sixteen month old a sandbox this summer. smalltownbeatnik at gmail

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noreen said...

Pretend & Play® Birthday Set as my girls are always have bday parties for stuffed animals

ossmcalc said...

As a teacher, I have always been pleased with any product that I have ordered from Learning Resources. I would like to get the Attribute Nuts and Bolts for my three year old grandson. I saw him taking pieces and screwing them back together at school one day. He also love to "Fix" things.

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Anonymous said...

I am very intersted, and my name is Jenna.
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Thanks a bunch!

Grace said...

The talking telescope! Wow! That is now on my Christmas list. Great toys... bookmarked to go back and look.

Great giveaway.

And sorry to read about your doggies.
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cstironkat said...

I like the Hidden Hints™ Mystery Word Game. The kids can always use a boost with vocabulary and this looks like a fun way to do it.

Angela said...

I would love to get the GeoSafari ® Prospector's Mystery Rock®.

My son is all about archeology and digging for treasures, so this would be fantastic!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Colleen said...

would love the picture reading comprehension set.

Colleen said...

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- Marybeth I. said...

http://www.learningresources.com/product/parents/shop+by+category/holiday+gift+guide+2009/top+10+gifts/smart+toss--8482-+bean+bag+tossing+game.do?sortby=& Love this smart toss game!

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Aura said...

I like the teaching cash regsister

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Gabriel J. said...

I like the USA Foam Map Puzzle.

erma said...

My son would love the GeoSafari® MagniScope cause he loves to explore.
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Tammy Pereira said...

What a cool website1 I would like the Hand Pointers, Set of 3 to give as a gift to my son's teacher.

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paulah said...

My son would love the Jumbo Pets.

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favor diva said...

Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets. This seems like a fun way to learn.
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cass said...

This caught my eye so I said the Smart Safari® Congo Bongo Monkey, so darling.
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Brooke said...

I think Lil Kiwi and Wee Man would love the Pretend & Play® Meal Time Play Set... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

CarrieAnn13 said...

I like the goodie Games Cookie Shapes

Tylerpants said...

The Smart Snacks Counting Fun Fruit Bowl is great, it'd teach my son how to count & identify fruits!
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I'm a subscriber
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Gianna said...

Alphabet Marks the Spot since my son is learning his ABCs :)

jennifer57 said...

I like the Vega 600™ Telescope as my one child is getting interested in space.

dvice said...

I'd like the Count & Seek Pet House™ Game because it teaches math skills

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