This is fabulous. It will get much use and be such a great learning tool.
Thank you. I hope her students are enjoying it. I haven't had a chance to talk to her yet to see how it went.
Thanks. I love doing charity work like this. It is my way of giving back. I was a tutor through high school and probably should have become a teacher instead of a computer technician :-)
What a great project! Also a lot off work for a worthy cause!
It did take a bit to cut out and put the snaps on, but I had a lot of fun doing it.
Great idea...very useful teaching aid. Hugs.
Thanks. I'm thinking of selling my idea to a teaching website my niece told me about so that many can share in such a simple manner.
Wow! Very much cool!
It is very necessary thing!
Wow, is this ever neat! I taught first and second grades for lots of years, and this would have been wonderful!!! Oh my goodness you have a great design here! WOW
I wish I'd thought of this years ago too. It was such a simple design and came to me while I was cutting out my zipper pulls one evening.
I just love this! I am a teacher of children with special needs and have to make one for my classroom. This is just great! Hugs and Thanks
Glad you like it. I have sent you a pm about this.
Good job !
My sister and a niece are teachers with special needs children in the public school system. There are never enough resources available. They buy school supplies with their own money. But even more importantly, they take extra food everyday and started a clothing exchange to distribute to the kids in need.
I would appreciate more information on how this is made so I can offer to make for them. Is the board fabric or vinyl? Size? Batting? Thanks
My niece also supplies the underprivileged children with socks, mitts and hats in the winter from her own pocket. I have sent you a pm about the board.
Great idea! You could mass market it, if someone else with contacts already doesn't do it first!
What a wonderful idea. You are a very caring person to create something to help children get a bit ahead. Thanks for sharing your project with us.
Thank you and you are welcome. This was a fun project.
wow this is fantastic! I can see that this would be a perfect learning tool for all kids with learning disabilities including our youngest grandson. He has severe Apraxia & Galactosemia. I am going to have to give this some thought so I can come up with one for him too. Thank you for caring enough about special needs children to make learning a bit easier for them & making it fun & clever too!~hugs Loralye~
the quilted numbers are a perfect accompaniment too
Thank you and I sent you a pm
What a great teaching aid this is...nice job!
How clever! Great job!
Thank you. It was fun to make.
Faaantastic job you have done! So many will reap the benefits of what you have taken the time to produce. New teaching tools are always needed by teachers for the mentally challenged and this one is great..On behalf of teachers everywhere I thank you for caring/Lillian
Thank you for the compliments.
Awesome idea...Great work...Lovely
This is such a great idea and you have done it so well! :)
I love all the details....those little labelled pouches hanging by the hooks....the lovely colours of the assorted pieces....everything!
Thanks. When I make items for kids I like to keep it bright and entertaining - keeps them occupied and sometimes even keeps them out of trouble :-)
what a fabulous idea, and no doubt will get lots of use...great for hands on learning..well done.
Thanks. The last teaching aid I made for her is still getting daily use and it has been 2 years.
What a great idea, love it!
Thank you. My niece thinks I should sell the idea on a teaching website she knows of.
Well done Vida, the children will love this aid. And good on you for making this up and taking the time to display it and have it all spic and span for the kids who will be using it. Love Chris
Thanks Chris. Besides teaching them counting, numbers, etc. I hope it also teaches them to pickup after themselves and put things away for the next day :-)
Just love it, my sister is a teacher who specializes with children with learning problems, who would benefit with something like this. Could you tell me what you used to attach your shapes please? Barbaric
A big Aussie welcome from me Barbaric, I'm sure she will let you know what she used. Love Chris, Newcastle, Australia.
welcome from Canada too & she mentions above that she put snaps on each of them, I hope that helps
pldc is right - I used clear Kam snaps so they would not get in the way of the colors and shapes. I have sent you a pm
Way to go. They will love learning from these. great job.
Thanks. I would love to see their faces when Mrs. H. pulls this out today.
Lucky Teacher to have such a helpful and artistic Aunt. Great work. I am sure many of her students will be helped. My son learned to count because when we had to wait for freight trains his Mom could not stop counting cars.
I hope this does help. I tutored while in high school and learned quickly that everyone has a different way of learning.
Excellent. Some kids learn best with manipulatives.
My granddaughter is that way and I spent many an hour helping her through her learning difficulties. She saw it and played with it a bit too and had a good time and she's now 20 :-)