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Let your imagination run wild as you use your mouse to create an animal adventure! Creative activities set in four different habitats encourage mousing while teaching early school skills.
What it Teaches:
- Early and Advanced Mousing
- Creating with Technology
Exploration and Curiosity
Toddlers use their curiosity and logical reasoning skills to solve everyday problems. By investigating all sorts of possibilities, they develop unexpected solutions and creative problem-solving strategies.
Matching develops early logic and reasoning skills and is a component of early math and literacy.Children match like objects, shapes, patterns, pictures and stories, letters to sounds and pictures to words.
Sorting and Classifying
Children actively arrange their blocks, cars and dolls, using visual discrimination to sort objects around them. Essential for math and science, classification is the logical reasoning ability to identify and group objects by attributes such as color, size, number, function, length, volume, weight, area, time and other familiar characteristics.
Creating with Technology
Being able use computers at an early age has opened up a whole new world for children. There are more opportunities for interactive learning. Children can also use computers to help with their homework, communicate with their friends and become technologically proficient.
Children start off using the computer mouse before they learn how to use the keys. It's best to get a child-sized mouse so that it's small enough for children to handle correctly. Within a short space of time children become adept at navigating the screen using the mouse to point and click.
Children quickly learn the basics of screen navigation. By pointing and clicking they can open programs they can use to help them learn.
Art and Design
Creating art is an exercise in learning how to see. With increased confidence in their skills, children discover that art is a vehicle for self-expression.
Identifying and manipulating shapes lays the groundwork for geometry by giving children concrete experience with angles, symmetry and relative sizes.
Young children are naturally intrigued by animals and animal facts. Very early on children begin to categorize animals by species and learn interesting facts about them. This early interest in animals provides the motivation for later work in life sciences.