Learning should be fun. It’s something that I have always believed when it comes to children. From learning math while baking, to counting with little people or even delving into science principles, like gravity with cars on tracks. Play opens up a world of conversations and learning opportunities.
That’s one of the reasons I love the Hot Wheels FUNdamentals Learning Program.
The PTPA approved, the FUNdamentals Learning Program aims to provide teachers with lesson plans and resources that are designed to engage students aged 3 to 7 in fun activities that use the tactile experience of kid-friendly toys. Created by experienced educators, this program is accessible, easy to implement in your classroom and all lessons meet curriculum expectations.. With kid-friendly toys revving up the learning experience, your little ones will be on the fast track learning in no time.
Teachers and parents can visit http://www.
The starter kit includes a selection of Hot Wheels toys, enough activity books for a classroom, a DVD, some suggestions on ways to use your Hot Wheels, as well as coupons to help offset additional sets if needed. Teachers can also download additional materials from the Fundementals website or simply use the toys to build their own lesson plans. All lesson plans from Hot Wheels are designed by educators to teach curriculum-based skills.
I sat my youngest daughter down with a Grade One level booklet and we worked our way through it together. The included booklet is fun and she was thrilled to be able to play and pretend write. Writing a story is a bit beyond her skills at the moment but we were still able to use the prompts to start a conversation and have fun spotting differences and working on fine motor skills.
While the coursework is geared to the 3-7 year age group, I did find that writing in the way described in the included booklet is more like what my son was doing in grade two. Much fun was had regardless and if it becomes available in French I’ll be recommending it to my children’s school.
Through Play-Based Learning, children organize and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. To find out more about the FUNdamentals Learning Program or to register visit http://www.hotwheelsinschool.ca/.
Disclosure – I was sent a sample to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.