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Learning Tools & Toys for Life

The purpose of the Learning Tools and Toys for Life component is comprised of tools and toys that help enhance all of other components of the Education for Life Program. We have spent the last 4 years researching and expanding our collection of these learning and teaching tools and toys. Examples of tools include educational toys and puzzles, games, memory aids, educational books, music, and anything else that is used as an aid to learning.

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WHAT ARE LEARNING TOOLS & TOYS

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  1. Effective
  2. Diversely applicable
  3. Stimulating for the imagination

 

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LEARNING TOOLS & TOYS

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Open source sharing our constantly evolving list of learning tools and toys is purpose to help others interested in finding new and creative educational tools and toys for use in any learning environment. This list will expand indefinitely as we find, apply, and integrate new tools and toys as part of the teaching strategies and lesson plans.

 

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PRIMARY CONSULTANTS AND RESEARCHERS FOR THIS COMPONENT

Sangam Stanczak: Ph.D., P.E.

 

LEARNING TOOLS & TOYS DETAILS

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CLASSROOM LEARNING TOOLS
  • Dice for everything (math, reading, spelling, storytelling, colors, fractions, drawing, and dice that can be written on for whatever)
  • Simple and basic instruments (anything works) plus use of our body (hands, fingers, feet, voice) (Idea source was Orff Schulwerk)
  • Child-size and age appropriate versions of building tools and other daily life implements (Idea source was Montessori)
  • Natural objects as toys – stones, feathers, branches, earth, sand, leaves, pinecones, etc. (Idea source was Waldorf)
  • Open Ended/Gender Neutral Toy: Push Cart, Play Stand/Trestles, (submit ideas) (Idea source was Waldorf)
  • Dress-up clothes/costumes near the mirror (see Ultimate Classroom design). (Idea source was Waldorf)
  • Sandpaper Letters as a tactile way to enjoy introducing sounds of letters. (Idea source was Montessori)
  • Microscopes always available for open use to explore anything children want (Idea source was Reggio)
  • Modeling clay always available to present key ideas and processes (Idea source was Study Tech)
  • Open Ended/Gender Neutral Toy: Squares of different colored silk (Idea source was Waldorf)
  • Wooden brain-bending puzzles with solutions always available (we have over 100 of these)
  • Caretaking of animals inside or outside the classroom (Idea source was Multi-Intelligence)
  • Magnetic words, letters, and numbers for reading, writing, and math
  • Legos – TONS! Also legos with letters, words, time, money, etc.
  • Enough wooden and bamboo building blocks for a whole class
  • Drafting set of drawing guides, pencils, tools and templates
  • Spring scale and balance scale with standard weights
  • Small plastic animals with names on them (100’s)
  • Morphs Interchangeable Animals (complete set)
  • Dry erase board and complete set of colored pens
  • Blocko foam creation toys (complete set)
  • Marble run gravity creation sets (x4)
  • Plastic/Wood Food & Cooking Stuff
  • Puppets (two full bins of them)
  • Physics sets good for all ages
  • Anything from ThinkFun
  • Magnets (100’s)
  • Geoboards
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING TOOLS
  • Specifically focusing on the senses as a tool connecting self with world. (Idea source was Montessori)
  • Every child has access to an iPad or other learning tablet for:
    • Journal to record learnings after each lesson (Idea source was Waldorf)
    • Camera to document life and learnings (Idea source was Reggio)
    • Learning games specific to each subject
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

Q: What are your criteria for teaching tools and toy selection?

  1. Effective
  2. Diversely applicable
  3. Stimulating for the imagination

Q: How do I submit and idea or resource for this list?

Use our Suggestions Page.

Q: Will you be developing beyond what I see on this page now?

Yes, we will eventually develop this page to include links to suggestions for implementation as well as videos of the various tools and toys being used by the children in the Education for Life Program at One Community.

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