I was inspired to make these from the ideas I saw on Four Little Penguins, I also saw an adorable adaptation of that idea on Cheeky Monkey, where she used little wooden sticks and velcro for her son instead of the clothespins.
- The Learning Wheels, you can make your own or download mine here as a pdf file (click on the image on the site page)
- colored objects to match up (wooden sticks, clothespins, pom poms, bottle tops, even pieces of construction paper…be creative!)
- shapes to match up (I made sure the colors DID not match in order to get him to focus on the shape) Pull shapes from any other tool you have or make your own out of construction paper or cardstock
- cardstock (to print on)
- laminator (if you have one, or can get one-it’s SOOO worth the $40, I use it all the time!)
I am working on more Learning Wheels too, I know this tool will grow with him as I add different leveled wheels. It is certainly a tool that can be used for tots and way beyond! I am also making gift sets of these, most likely including the clothespins for them. For older kids I make them for I may make a clothespin set with color/shape words on them too.
Would you like to share a Tool for Tots? Write up a post about a tool you made, be sure to include what is needed and also a photo(s). It doesn’t have to be a tool you thought of on your own, if you got the idea from another website/blog, link to give them credit! Some of the best Tools for Tots are simple ideas that have been around for many years! Just be sure to post photos of the one you actually made!
Copy the link to your EXACT post (not your homepage) and leave your link below. If you’d like to add the graphic to your blog, copy and paste the html code for the graphic over on the right sidebar! Be sure to link back here somehow so we can share all of our ideas together!
Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I have made the new page on my site, where I have links for all of the tools shared! I will post a Mr Linky underneath each time I post a new tool, for now I am not going to set a day. If you have a tool, just link up to the most current post!