Kelly Dolling over at Teacher Idea Factory is having a great Rockin' Resources Linky Party, and this is so timely for me because I just got back from a week-long Lego Education conference in Kansas City! I have used Duplo and Lego products in my classroom for years. I love the way the kids are so motivated and excited to learn math, science, language and social skills that are essential in kindergarten and in pre-k. At the convention I found out that they make many great products that I never heard about.
1. Duplo Early Simple Machines
|Duplo Early Simple Machines Set|
I feel that science should not just be something that is talked about, but that the children should have their hands on the materials, actually seeing and feeling how things work. What better way to teach about Simple Machines such as pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles than to experiment and build with working parts?
2. Duplo Wild Animals
|Duplo Wild Animals Set|
3. Frogs on a Log
|Frogs on a Log Counting Kit|
4. Measuring Motors
5. King School Books
|King School Books|
I'm very curious to know how many of you use Duplo or Lego in your classroom, and what you use. Please leave a comment below. I would greatly appreciate it!