Play and Learn with Vehicles!
Learning colours, shapes, numbers and strengthening fine motor skills will be fun with this vehicle themed quiet book that is hands-on, easy to store and carry!
There is a total of 21 vehicles in this book. You’ll find everything from cars to fire trucks, ambulance, school bus, police car, helicopter, rocket, airplane, train, boat, ship, submarine, dump truck, mixer, oil tanker, hot air balloon, more cars and buses and boats, trains and trucks!
The activities are designed around Matching, Sorting, Counting, Numbers, Fine Motor, Order, Logic and Sequence and can be completed independently by the child or with minimum adult supervision/guidance.
A yellow car whose windows double up as photo slots and wheels that can be snapped on.
Page 1: Colour matching
Aside from colour matching the wheels of four service vehicles i.e. Ambulance, Fire Truck, Police Car, School Bus the child can also identify and name them. Snap button the spin wheel and rotate!
This page helps your child build the following skills:
• New vocabulary
• Visual discrimination
• Colour matching
• Fine motor
Page 2: Object / Shape matching and fine motor
On this page, the child will be able to see how shapes are used in context and can actually hold and feel the shapes (flat 2D) as opposed to just looking at them in books.
A circle in a hot air balloon, triangle for a boat, a square and a rectangle that makes a truck – match shapes and learn to button and unbutton!
Once the child knows the routine of placing and matching shapes, move on to the 3-step lesson.
1. This is a Triangle
2. Can you show me the Triangle?
3. What is this? It is a….. (child answers Triangle)
Engage the child further about shapes. The Square has four sides. Can you show me the four sides? How many corners does the Triangle have? And so on.
Page 3: Sorting – Air, Land and Water vehicles
This page helps the child not only in sorting i.e. having the child sort the transportation modes into groups under the appropriate category namely Water transportation, Air transportation and Land transportation, but also it works on answering “where” questions with the help of visual support. For example:
1. “Where does the boat go” The boat goes on … (child answers water).
2. “Where does the airplane go” And so on.
Page 4 : Counting Carriages
Build the train, identify numbers, sequence the carriages and even play the memory game!
For younger children, while working with the numbers, you may give the child a choice of two numbers to limit the visual field while adding the next number.
Page 5: What’s inside the Garage?
It could be a Dump Truck, or a Mixer… even an Oil Tanker!
Learn to thread, lace, tie-untie knots. A child tying a bow has to concentrate deeply, remember and follow a logical sequence of steps and perform precise fine motor tasks which is purposeful partnering between the hands and the mind.
Page 6 : Road Track – Drive from home to school and back.
Look out for:
1. Concept of point A to point B
3. Using press studs
4. Skills – Fine Motor, Order, Sequence, Logic
All of the parts of this book are handmade. At the end of the book is a zipper pocket – a place for everything so there aren’t loose pieces to keep track of when putting them away.