Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sep18_Geoboard_SM

I saw geoboards on a couple of blogs during the summer (unfortunately, I don’t remember where). I was intrigued, because I have never heard of them before, and the idea looked like fun. I really wanted to make one for Anna and eventually run into a small magnetic cork board that was perfectly square at $1 section of Target. I procrastinated for a month and finally got it done. It’s 5x5, and we use hair holders that I found at Dollar Tree as manipulatives. I put it into Anna’s “math” box – that’s where we keep her counting erasers, her purse, her ruler, and she loved it. She is calling it her workshop and for the first time she played with it for a good hour. Believe me, for my daughter it’s a very long time. She plays with it on and off every day, and I showed her how to make some shapes. She is not interested in reproducing them though – she just enjoys making many crossing lines. This is a really good toy that cost me just $2 and 10 minutes of making it. I am doubly pleased, because it’s the very first time I made something for her from scratch, and it became a hit. Now I am thinking of more projects to make, but I am still staying away from anything that would involve a needle and a thread :)

9 comments:

whisperingwhispers said...

Yes I have heard of geoboards. I like the one you made for Anna. Selena would tear it apart though for sure. She is so much like I was "let's explore how it was made and how it comes apart"

I love how Anna is so absorbed with the geoboard! That is great!

Orange Juice said...

Yay! awesome you made it & she loves it!!! I need to look into that. l wonder if Soren would be into it.

Ticia said...

That's on my list of things to make. Maybe I'll get it done next week while we're traveling. Of course first I need to make it.

I saw it first over at Mama Jenn's.

Christy said...

We have geoboards that someone gave us as a gift and I keep forgetting to use them. Hopefully, we will do that this week.

Adriana said...

I have never heard of those. I am kinda of on a make-your-on games kick so I try this out and let you know how it went. :)

Susana said...

So cool that you posted this today!! Hanna just asked if I could get her the materials to make one of these for Joe today:-)--how ironic is that!

Now, I know just what to use!!

Thank you!

Michelle said...

I have this on my to do list, I really want to make one.

Felicia said...

I have seen those a couple of times! We will have to try them. Good job on making one!:)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I have been seeing geoboards too and keep wanting to make one (but I'm too lazy to do all the painting and hammering in of tacks) - the corkboard is a fabulous idea! Thank you!