SOS: Save our Sanity (Part 2)!!
Hello and happy Tuesday, March 24th 2020! Like most of you …. we are still in isolation, and still coming up with creative ways to entertain our kiddos at home. Keeping everyone safe and healthy is our priority as parents! Keeping sane as parents…that’s also our priority ;)
So…what’s happening in our house??? We maybe, just maybe have some fun, educational games that we’ve created hiding in our storage room. Today we brought up Mobi Kids and started playing!
Our son Noah is 6 and loves numbers. He always has. So getting him to playing with tactile number tiles is pretty easy for us! The picture below is actually from when he was 3! Mobi Kids comes with an Activity Booklet that takes a step-by-step progression towards making equations. So even when you have young little people in your household, they can start playing and getting comfortable with numbers! Pretty awesome right?
We’ve attached the link here so even if you don’t have Mobi Kids (or have Original Mobi and want the resource!) you can access it!
Original Game Play!
Once your kids are ready to make equations on their own…you can start playing Mobi Kids!
Mobi Kids is a gentle approach to numbers/math. Each player gets their own set of tiles and the operation tiles are communal. Players try to connect all their number tiles (using operation tiles) before the other player!
Other ways to play with Mobi Kids!
- Kate’s Way! Our daughter Kate is 2 and a half. When she isn’t hiding number tiles on us….and we are able to get her to sit still for a second, we play “Kate’s Way!”.
I say: Kate can you find all the 2s?
Kate collects the 2.
I say: Kate can you find all the 8s?
Kate collects all the 8s.
….. you get the idea. Such a simple game but for number recognition, tactile play and fun…..this is amazing when you are 2!!!!!!
- What If??? Noah always likes to shake things up, so we created “What If?”
I say: Noah, what if I had 5 pet monsters and 2 went to the park? How many monsters would I have left??
Noah finds the number 3 tile.
I say: Noah, you have 3 cookies and Kate has 5 cookies. How many total cookies are there?
Noah finds the number 8 tile.
Again….you get the idea. Super simple but for the kids, mental math is at play and they get to see you as their parent get creative!
Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Until next time!