|Old MacDonald manipulatives|
|A sampling of manipulatives|
|Closeup of ABC Bingo game|
|"Opposites" and "feelings" in flashcards|
|Handmade flashcards in index cards|
|Shapes in flash cards from different sources|
|Baggies hold manipulatives by type and subject|
|Booklets and sight words taken from a workbook|
|Puzzles combined with flash cards teach numbers|
|Die with pictured coins|
|Closeup of money die|
|Manipulatives out of baggie|
|Wheels that teach word families|
|Hands on flip book for word families|
|Closeup of flip book|
|Target words of a given book|
|Dr. Seuss book with target words to teach|
I think you'll agree with me: there are many types of manipulatives. Hands on materials can help teach a kindergarten child. Even though it can be time-consuming to create hands on materials, it is worth it. If you have more than one child to teach, it is definitely worth it to make and/or accumulate these materials. Over the years, I have also bought some of these flashcards, workbooks, and puzzles either from a store and/or other homeschool moms.
Thanks for reading this entry and viewing these pictures. I hope it has given you some ideas for teaching Kindergarten.
How about you, my readers? Have you every used hands on material with your children? Do you have children who are hands on learners? Your children can benefit from using manipulatives to learn their subjects. Even teenagers can learn through actual lab experiments, by dissecting and combining chemicals. It's definitely something to think about.
I hope your children have enjoyed their learning time; Kaelyn has learned by using hands on materials.