Having a four year old in JK and trying to get her excited about reading can be very exhausting but having the opportunity to review this wonderful product called Teaching Tiles™ Early Learning Tiles Beginning Reading Center had me wide open to try something different for my little princess. Educational Insights is based out of Southern California and it is the manufacture of this playful product with serious education value. This product was designed by seasoned educator and parent who know that, first and foremost learning must be fun. This package comes with loads of educational activities that made me jealousy that I didn’t have it when I was growing up. Let’s look inside of this treasure chest of learning.
What’s in the box?
The Reading Readiness Center includes:
· 1 Teacher Guide
· 1 plastic “work” tray that is tilted for easy tile positioning and viewing with a built in “ledge” to hold the activity cards in place.
· 100 plastic tiles (that includes 26 lowercase letter tiles, 38 picture tiles, and 36 word tiles) The tiles borders are color-coded to match each activity. This is helpful for the parent and student to identity which tiles goes with each activity.
· 50 self-checking activity cards each card has a color coded borders that goes with each color coded tile, plus the front of the card has the skill building task and the back on the card shows the solution. This will help the student learn independently, even for non-readers.
Now the company does recommend that the cards be laminated before use which I think is a great idea especially if you have little ones that like to write on everything. Plus I also recommend that you keep the cards and tiles in a Ziploc bags so you won’t be stepping on tiles and swiping them up off the floor.
Skills that are cover in the activity cards?
The blue cards has the most activities and various lesson that includes identifying beginning/ending consonants, rearranging letters to make a word, identify short a, e, i, o, u, forming short vowels words, and beginning reading comprehension.
The orange cards cover reading short a, e, i, o, u words and reading mixed short vowel words.
The turquoise cards covers matching words to pictures
The burgundy cards teach rhyming pairs
The purple card covers on forming sentences.
The learning system is great for a preschooler or kindergartener. This learning center activity is perfect for home use as well as in the classroom such as an independent preschool.
What great about this system, are the different activities that are included in the system. There are so many activities for the preschooler that it is really endless. With each activity not only can you do that activity that is on the card but the company also give you additional activities that can be done outside of the box which is great to keep your preschooler from memorize some of the activities plus keep learning fresh and fun.
Yes, I would recommend this product for early readers because not only is it hands on for the student but it is easy for the parents/teacher to prepare fun activities for their young Einstein.
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