Below I've listed the areas of development that children will experience while practicing all ten games from Transitional Games and Transitional Games 2.
Motor Skills – Fine motor, gross motor, hand eye coordination
Early Mathematics – counting, identify numerals, distinguish between shapes, distinguish between numbers, direction of a vertical line, direction of a horizontal line, identify the beginning, middle, end of a line, become familiar with how to use a chart
Literacy – matching sounds to letters ( phonics ), matching uppercase to lowercase letters, blending 2 -3 letter sounds, distinguish between numbers and letters, distinguish sounds (numbers) in a first, second, or third position called
Other Skills – following multiple step directions, ordinal numbers, ordinal positions, right and left.
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All transitional card games have 4 levels in each game to provide an academic challenge for each child no matter what his or her experience may be, along with some room for individual growth.
Each child or group of children will be a little different. On average switching the games out every 3 to 5 days seems to allow a bit of familiarity for practice and not too much time where they become bored looking at the same card set up.
Unfortunately, both Transitional Card Games 1 and 2 are marked down to provide the most material for the least cost with shipping included.
Preparing the materials and stacking the cards are the best way to make set ups and breakdowns efficient on time. Stack cards by selecting cards for the game you have chosen. Then place down the cards to look like the picture. Next break down the cards by picking up one card at a time and placing it on top of the next card, while moving in one direction. When finished, the last card you picked up should be on the bottom of the pile.
While both have similar learning objectives and different card set ups for each game. Transitional Card Games 2 is a bit more advanced because it provides and extra topic within its games, like beginning, middle, end of a line or vertical, horizontal lines, or a simple chart.
THE GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILDREN, IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN. TRANSITIONAL CARD GAMES ALLOWS THEM TO LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN.
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