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I’m going to start this review with…I LOVE this product! Why? Because Fundanoodle teaches letters and writing, while encouraging movement. Studies show that young children NEED to move around for optimal learning to take place. Learning while getting the wiggles out? I’m in…
The Fundanoodle products (Preschool to 2nd Grade+) range from writing tablets to multi-activity kits, all designed to make learning a fun and interactive experience. Organized in developmentally appropriate progression (so your kids can start with one product, and then easily move on to the next), Fundanoodle activities encourage kids to focus on and complete increasingly complex tasks. No need for you, the parent to wonder, “What’s next?”
Fundanoodle teaches kids while:
- Helping to improve their fine and gross motor coordination
- Enhancing their eye-hand coordination
- Improving their strength, control, and endurance with writing objects
- Encouraging touch and visual exploration
- Encouraging self-expression, creativity, and problem-solving
- Fundanoodle products challenge and encourage kids with a sticker-based reward system–keeping them engaged in the learning process
- Fundanoodle is appropriate for both right and left handed children
- Fundanoodle can be used anywhere. The heavy covers allow use on the floor, in the car or anywhere that is comfortable. Both products I reviewed had a sturdy carrying case with handle—I liked that
Parents like the Fundanoodle products because:
- They’re fun, so kids like using them
- The company offers instructional videos– http://www.fundanoodle.com/instructional-videos for the parents. The teaching advice is a plus. Gems include–
- Since children are full of energy, we recommend starting with floor activities, such as the Muscle Mover Cards which give kids a change to run, hop, jump and otherwise express themselves. Not only is this approach fun, but these activities help strengthen the core as well as arms and necks.
- Remember to limit your child’s practice time (fine motor and/or handwriting) to 20-30 minutes. Children need to move! Sitting at a table for long periods of time can be difficult for them.
- They’re affordable and well made
Muscle Movers Upper Case Gross Motor Cards promote gross motor development and alphabet recognition. Each card has a letter on one side and a fun animal with action on the other. Actions include stomp like an elephant, leap like a frog, stretch like a giraffe, run like a jaguar, pounce like a tiger, zig zag like a zebra, and more (they’re fun!). The cards are colorful, attractive, and they are made of heavy cardstock. You can play a game with them on the floor, or attach to the O-ring which is included (so individual cards don’t get misplaced).
With this kit, your child can practice letter recognition while improving flexibility and strengthening muscles.
I Can Build Lower Case Letters! comes with a magnetic dry erase board and pen, a lower case writing tablet, a set of 17 magnastix forms (colorful forms pictured below), 6 muscle mover cards, a die and an instruction booklet.
Both products are shown in the first video on this page. Other products are also shown.
What piques your interest?