Linda: If you've been reading our blogs, you know that I am retired after teaching kindergarten for 35 years and living in Georgia to be closer to my grandchildren.
Last week my daughter-in-law was out of town and so I had my two little ones for most of the week - a very exhausting week!
One day while the 4-year-old was in preschool, I took the 2-year-old to the toddler program at the county library. As a shape review, we had a set of laminated shapes and a "fishing pole."
My kindergarten students loved all my fishing games and I made the poles with yarn and a magnet hanging off the end of a dowel rod. Each time we used them I spent most of my instructional time untangling the yarn or putting new paperclips on the fish! I want to share this clever idea that the children's librarian did instead.
At the end of a 12" dowel rod, she put a piece of sticky-backed Velcro (hook side):
|Close up of Velcro "fishing pole"|
On the back of each game piece, she put a piece of Velcro (loop side). The children had little difficulty picking up the "fish!"
|Shape pieces with loop side of Velcro|