This poem was composed by a child earlier this morning and I was so impressed with the content. Writing poetry is always a great way for students to express themselves and verse is also fun to write!
At Bedford Tutor, we love wooden blocks, from Jenga pieces to traditional painted cubes!
Most people associate building blocks with younger children, but activities with wooden blocks can be just as fulfilling for older children, teenagers, and even adults!
Activities with blocks (great for all ages):
🏠 Estimation: create a tower/line and estimate its height or choose a height and attempt to create a tower as close to this measurement as possible.
🏠Creative Storytelling: make a scene from blocks and then tell a story inspired by this collection. This can be challenging as blocks will usually not have decorative patterns. It takes a lot of imagination but is so rewarding.
🏠 Logical Brain Training: Set up a pattern with blocks, photograph it, print and laminate. See if you can replicate the pattern. It's great if you can make many patterns of different difficulties that will inspire all learners to use logical thinking.
There are so many things to try. If you have any great ideas of your own, please comment below!
We are always learning, each and every one of us!
Even though spring is well and truly here (the stunning crowd of yellow daffodils growing opposite my house prove that), the weather is most certainly living up to the 'April Showers' rhyme. However, while we wait for the 'May Flowers', there are plenty of fun activities you can do with your child - all of which are educational! Here are a few of my favourites that are tried and tested (and loved) at tuition! I hope you have fun trying them out with your child!
Learning areas: spacial awareness; maths; English; fine-motor skills; creativity - the list is endless!