letter learning: play with alphabet balls

Posted by heather - September 19, 2013

Looking for a fun and easy way to practice letter recognition skills? Create alphabet balls! This activity, designed by Chelsea Day of Some Day I’ll Learn, can adapt to your child’s abilities based on how you play. Use buckets to match letters (just like our Cupcake Catch game online) or practice letter recall skills by hiding the balls and asking your child to find them. You can even toss in some color recognition activities. {Pun intended}

Just another way to play with purpose!

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swat it! letter learning fun

Posted by heather - September 06, 2013
Find and Swat Letter Game - KneeBouncers

Does your KneeBouncer love our letter learning games — especially Flowery? Then they’ll bounce for joy with this fun letter swatting game created by Jamie at Hands On As We Grow. A great way to strengthen letter identification skills and reinforce your preschooler’s knowledge. All while playing with purpose.

See how Jamie and her kids are playing with letters…

play with letters! easy activities to build letter recognition skills

Posted by heather - September 04, 2013

KneeBouncers Play with Letters!Is your child preschool ready? We can help! KneeBouncers’ alphabet games are a fun way to introduce letters and hone your little one’s letter recognition skills. They’re all included in our new handy-take-it-anywhere-you-go Play with Purpose iPad app!

Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing fun ideas for playing with letters from some of our favorite bloggers and educators.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for great ways to help your mini-me boost their letter skills. We’ll be using the hashtag #KneeBouncersPlay.

In the meantime, play with purpose using our app and online letter learning games — and continue building their skills offline with these entertaining, easy-to-do activities at home!

Go on a Letter Scavenger Hunt
Letter Recognition is one of the first steps to reading. Start by introducing your child to the letters in their own name. While your out and about, scour road signs, containers and more for those letters. Gradually add more letters. Great car ride or grocery store keep-them-busy activity.

DIY Alphabet Book
Have a child who loves flipping through magazines or books? Cut 13 pieces of regular paper in half. On each half sheet of paper, write one letter. Then through magazines and catalogs and cut out pictures of things that begin with each letter and glue them down. Staple them together and you have your own Alphabet Book!

Make Letter Macaroni Art
Often times, understanding how a letter “feels” will help build a child’s letter recognition skills. On a piece of construction paper, create the outline of a letter. Have your child fill in the letter with macaroni noodles and then trace the letter with their finger. You can use any textured item to fill in the letter (sandpaper works really well, too!)

zip and learn: letter learning zipline game

Posted by heather - September 09, 2013

We’re big believers in playing with purpose. Having fun is the absolute best way to learn! If your kids love playing with our characters online, they’ll love them even more offline.

Holly from Kids Activities Blog came up with this high-flying letter game that will have your kids zipping — and learning — away! Her tutorial outlines how to assemble and play the game. There’s even a free printable! A great way to build letter recognition skills.

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DIY Penguin Game

Posted by jencooper - March 07, 2012

Do your kids love KneeBouncers’ Frozen Numbrrrrrrrssss counting game? Bring their favorite game to life with this fun adaptation. It works not only on their counting, but fine motor skills, too. […]

play develops reading, thinking and problem solving skills

Posted by heather - August 30, 2012

Want to develop your kids’ reading, thinking and problem-solving skills? We’ve got a simple solution: PLAY.