Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ Soma Cube

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Soma Cube with Spielgaben

Recently we did something really fun and all of my kids enjoyed this, even though I did the actual lesson with Ladybug!  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used from the Math Guide, Play 47.

  Spielgaben Math Play 47

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I chose this lesson randomly because I thought it looked fun.  Little did I know it would entertain and challenge all three of my kids for weeks!

I began by getting out the needed cubes for the lesson.  Just setting out the pieces is enough to draw her in and usually gets her asking to do the lesson.

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She went right to work taping up the different combinations, with very little help from me.  She followed the guide on my iPad, and did well.

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The shapes were a bit “flippy” until the backs were taped, she thought this was hilarious!

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Once all of the shapes were complete, she tried to make a cub on her own withoutthe instructions.  We both failed. Winking smile

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I then showed her the guide and didn’t tell her anything.  She followed it all on her own with complete success!

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She was so excited and has since done it again MANY times, without the guide!  She has also challenged her brothers and Daddy too.

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I took a small video for you to show us in action.


Free Play

Free play happens quite a bit, I just don’t always get photos!  She LOVES this board and making designs with the small circles. She doesn’t always like cleaning them up, but she sure like creating with them!

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA.

Special: US $399.50 | AU $499  | £268

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to[email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Playful Learning with Spielgaben June 2015

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Math with Spielgaben

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we reviewed number combinations.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used from the Math Guide, Play 8.

  Spielgaben Math Guide Play 8

 

This was such a great lesson for Ladybug.  She knows basic addition and has memorized many facts.  Breaking numbers apart in a hands on way is so important for deeper understanding.  The Spielgaben math guide give me so many ideas to use with her.

First, she sorted the sticks I had pre-selected for her from our set.  We compared them and put them in order.

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Then, she made a set of blocks with 1-6 on them {tape and a Sharpie}. We used those blocks to make number combinations up to 6.

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We then added more blocks, up to 10 and continued the process.

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It was just challenging enough for her, the sweet spot of developmentally appropriate.  She wasn’t frustrated, but it wasn’t too easy either.

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I took a small video for you to show us in action.


Free Play

Free play happens quite a bit, I just don’t always get photos!  Here’s a few I captured of her creating more block puzzles!  She got out her old puzzles and asked to make more!  These are so fun and simple to make, she loves them.

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA.

Special: US $399.50 | AU $499  | £268

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to[email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ May 2015

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

 Exploring Symmetry with Spielgaben

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month learned about symmetry.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used from the Math Guide, Play 35.

  Spielgaben Math Play Symmetry

 

I used a piece of cardboard with a line drawn down the middle for our play board.  While playing we used the key word {symmetry} and discussed the meaning.  Learning difficult words comes much easier when natural language is used while playing.

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She really enjoyed copying my designs.

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We made a few letters and discussed how some letters are symmetrical and some aren’t!

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Once she grasped the concept, she made some designs for me to copy.

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The following day we worked on the same concept with a different set.  I took a small video for you to show her in action.

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Free Play

Free play happens quite a bit, I just don’t always get photos!  Here’s a few I captured of her enjoying our set as she explored freely.

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Nature & Inspiration Guide Play

She also still enjoys the guides, and uses the iPad to get ideas.  Here she was building with one of the new sets in version 4.0, you can see how she enlarged the image in the iPad to help her get it correct.

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA.

Special: US $399.50 | AU $490 | GBP $270

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Math Play with Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action, this month we have a MATH PLAY post for you as we have been really enjoying the new math guide!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Math Play with Spielgaben - ideas for learning addition to 10

This month we used a few math activities to learn and review addition.  These are all from the new Math Guide.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used. She absolutely loved all of the lessons!

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For this lesson, the circles were the egg carton and the spheres were the eggs. You can see through the photos how the lesson progressed as we worked on making 10.

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After just using the manipulatives for awhile, we then added in the addition fact written on the dry erase board.

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She then moved on to doing the activity on paper only, figuring out the missing number to make 10.

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Here’s a video clip of this in action…

 

 

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How many are missing was a BIG hit!  We started with just 6 balls, and used those to work together.

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We went back and forth together taking turns hiding.

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We then moved on to 10 small dots, making it a bit harder.

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She really loved this!

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Here’s a video clip of us in action…

 

 

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For this lesson, we had a stick and 10 “marshmallows” which was a big hit! I told her how many I was going to eat, and then she had to figure out how many she would get.

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“If you get 3, I get 7, 3+7=10!”

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The lesson got a bit advanced and I wasn’t sure how she would do with it, but she did great!  It moved from adding two numbers to adding two and figuring out the missing 3rd number to make ten.

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We pretended her little bird was the other one eating marshmallows and we had to figure out how many he got after she knew what we got.

If you get 3, I get 5, then blue bird gets 2!  3+5+2=10!”

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Here’s a video clip of us in action…

 


See the brand new version 4.0 here!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA. You can place a pre-order to receive your product by the end of May.

Pre Order Special: US $399.50 | AU $490 | GBP $270

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Playful Learning with Spielgaben March 2015

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

 Playful Learning with Spielgaben March 2015

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we use a couple worksheets to review fractions.  These are from Worksheet Pack #7, Level 2.  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used.

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We have learned basic fractions before but it has been awhile.  We used these as a discussion tool as she created and wrote. Loads of vocabulary going on in an easy and fun way.

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After we worked together we made more models using other shapes practicing our fraction vocabulary.

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Free Play

The new additions to Spielgaben have been a HUGE hit with my kids.  She gets them out a lot just to play.  This day I captured some of her creations.

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She worked really hard making spinning tops and had a blast spinning them with me!

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This entire creation had a story to it, I wish I had written it down.  She has quite the imagination!

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She loves creating just about anything, I think this was a fish if I remember correctly!

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Mommy Inspired Play

Remember the big project she assigned herself last month?  The clean up became another project this month!  She wasn’t nearly as self-motivated to do this one, so it was “mommy-inspired’ if you know what I mean. 

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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