Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Noddy Fun Time

Noddy Fun Time is a nicely-designed and fun site from the UK that would be great for early learners.


The five activities on the site can be used to target basic concepts and categories:
Pop Pop Balloons- choose a balloon color and shape and hold down the mouse to blow it up.  The longer you hold, the larger the balloon will be.
Tessie's Garden- Plant seeds of various kinds and create patterns in a garden.  Water them to watch them grow.
Magic Mazes- Drive a car up/down/left/right in a path to collect "parcels"
Rainbow Maker- Mix colors together to make your own customized rainbow.

3 comments:

  1. Pop Pop balloons is great for working on concepts, thank you. First I previewed the language associated w/ the activity: shapes, sizes, colors, then I let my student make whatever she wanted, and helped her to talk about it (e.g., I made a big, red, heart balloon"). Then, I had her follow my directions to make specific ones. I had her direct me to make some, and finally, I made several w/ contrasts in each element and directed her to pop them (e.g., pop the little red star balloon, pop all the big balloons, etc.).

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  2. That's great! Thanks for sharing...sounds like one way to address deficits from, say, CELF-4 C&FD, but it is also nice how you were able to use one game in so many ways. Without having to buy actual balloons.

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  3. What a cute site to recommend! I shall be extra careful of how I phrase it to the parents of my clients, though ;)

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