Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fun With Geometric Pattern Blocks

Do you remember Kindergarten? I do. Do you remember playing with these:

They're called "Geometric Pattern Blocks." I was reminded of them when I began subbing for the NYC Dept. of Education and spent a lot of time in Kindergarten classrooms.

Maybe if you saw them individually, it would jog your memory even more:

Please pardon my dirty floor. Anyhow, I grew re-enamored with them as I spent more and more time with five-year-olds.

After being re-introduced to these blocks in school, my friend Cordy and I were talking about how cool they were, and I actually ended up buying them here.

You can make really cool designs with them. Like:

Ari enjoyed playing with these blocks, even though he is a bit young for them. The recommended age is three years old. He's not even 2 1/2.

He just had to be supervised with them.

He was really into stacking them.

I foresee that these blocks will be a great tool for teaching Ari shapes. He already knows "circle" "square" and "triangle," but now we can move on to more obscure ones like "diamond" and "hexagon." Yeah, like I use the word "hexagon" on a daily basis.

Anyway, if you wanna buy these, I got them at Discount School Supply after a quick Google search. Click here for more info.

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  1. Oh my monkeys love these. They had them at their Montessori preschool. We even have a travel set with cards for shape ideas :)

  2. I want to get a travel card set!! How cool!

  3. I totally remember those. Ahhh, the good ol' days. I forgot about them!

  4. I just want to say I LOVE Discount School Supply. We got a lot of stuff from them at the preschool and also got some awesome vehicle shaped counters for the boy I teach one-to-one. He learned patterns, sorting, and counting with them.

    Also when I got the notification about this post this morning I was still asleep and not wearing any corrective lenses. I thought it was Fun with Genetic Pattern Blocks.

  5. Yeah, Discount School Supply is pretty rad. YES, I said rad. I am a child of the 80's.

  6. Thanks so much for the RAD post and shout out to Discount School Supply! :) It's really fun to see our products out there in the "real world" supplying educational fun to little learners! Looks like a ton of fun.
    Thanks again!
    -Laurel from Discount School Supply
    on twitter: @School_Supplies


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