Winter is in full swing, and my kids are suffering from some cabin fever. It's too cold and dreary here for them to enjoy playing outside, but they desperately need some physical activity to help them expend some energy. This is why receiving the In-Sync Activity Cards by Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz has me so excited!
From the writers of Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow these cards are full of fun activties that engage the senses, along with an explanation of what the activity does. The authors also provide easy ways to make each activity more challenging and what to look for to ensure proper form.
The cards are divided into three color-coded sections: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Each card details what sort of equipment is necessary, but it is almost always something that you can easily find around the house.
Let's look at an intermediate activtity that looks fun and easy. It's the "People Obstacle Course." All you need is about 5 or 6 family members or friends. The child then has to position the friends into obstacles using different prepositions. For example: say, "Now, position me so you can go under me." Then, you can put together different people going under one friend, around another, and over another person, etc. The child will then go through the obstacle course he built. According to the card, this activity develops directionality, motor planning, proprioception and spatial awareness. It also helps kids understand prepositional concepts.
With more than 50 fun and exciting activities, these cards should get me through winter with my sanity intact!
And there's great news! One lucky reader can win a set of these cards! Read below to find out more about how to enter the giveaway.
There are a few different ways to enter the contest. You are able to get up to four entries per person!
~~One entry for leaving a comment here telling us why you would like a set of In-Sync Activity Cards
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***Due to shipping expenses, this giveaway is only for residents of the US.
The giveaway ends at midnight on January 9th. Good luck!
If you are interested in purchasing these cards or any books by Carol Kranowitz, visit Future Horizons. Be sure to use the code PH and you will receive 15% off any purchase, along with free shipping!
* Also by Carol Kranowitz, The Out-of-Sync Child is available from our lending library for those who live in Illinois. Just go to http://www.fmptic.org/library/library.php to order the book and it will be mailed to you, along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.