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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WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO EVOLVING THIS EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH US
The learning tools and toys component are purposed to help enhance all of other components of the Education for Life Program. We have spent the last 6 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. Primary criteria for selection has been:
Stimulating for the imagination
WHY OPEN SOURCE
LEARNING TOOLS & TOYS
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.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE TO EVOLVING THIS COMPONENT WITH US
PRIMARY CONSULTANTS AND RESEARCHERS FOR THIS COMPONENT
Sangam Stanczak: Ph.D., P.E.
LEARNING TOOLS & TOYS DETAILS
This page is an ever expanding resource and list of educational learning and teaching tools and toys that we feel meet our criteria for diverse application, effectiveness, creativity, and imagination. In the case where a number is indicated, the number represents how many of that specific tool and toy we already own for inclusion in the Education for Life Program at One Community. Once on the property, we will be expanding this list indefinitely and adding an additional page for each item listed with videos and other resources for how to use it in an educational setting.
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)
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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