Parents and educators, have you ever used our Stop n Pop to help with learning? If not, you are definitely missing out! The Stop n Pop fidget pad are a great way to help children learn while having fun. In this article, we will discuss how Stop n Pop's can be used for learning. So, read on to learn more about using these fun sensory toys for learning, whether you are a parent or educator!
1 – Learning the Alphabet
You can use your Stop n Pop and (if it doesn’t already have the letters of the alphabet on it) draw the letters of the alphabet on each bubble with a whiteboard marker. Sing the alphabet song as you pop each letter.
2 - Spelling out words
After saying a word, burst a bubble for each phoneme. (Ex: c-a-t) You can choose to use our green or purple Stop N Pop, but we suggest the green one for words, since it already has the alphabet
3. Correctly spelling words
Using your Green Stop and Pop, pop the letters to practice spelling words. You will need to do essential words with no double letters. This would be ideal for kids learning words in kindergarten.
4. Counting Syllables
Experiment with counting syllables in words. When children split words into components or "chunks," it aids them in the decoding process. Pronounce the word, and every time you say a syllable, a bubble will explode! (For example, spi-der, win-dow, and hos-pi-tal)
5. Word Awareness
The ability of your pupil to perceive words as a unit of sound is referred to as word awareness. This activity works best with our green Stop N Pop! Because words are the most significant sound unit, it is the simplest of all phonological awareness skills. To put this into practice, recite a phrase and have the learner pop! a bubble for each word. (For example, I enjoy eating pizza.) This kinesthetic learning technique is highly beneficial for youngsters with poor phonological awareness.
6. Even and odd numbers
Use the same Stop n Pop to practice telling the difference between odd and even numbers. While this activity is basic, it shows students a pattern within the world of math and will help students grasp how odd and even numbers work.
7. Pop the Number
Take turns rolling the dice and popping as many bubbles as you can. This is an excellent approach to practice one-to-one correspondence while also giving the number you roll meaning. Continue bursting bubbles until you run out. Our Purple Stop n Pop works best!
8. Practice Addition and Subtraction
With our Purple Stop n Pop, you may practice addition and subtraction. Assume the issue is 2 + 2. Allow the student to pop two, then two more times. To discover the solution, count.
9. Arrays of Multiplication
Using our Purple Stop n Pop, you can create multiplication arrays. Multiplication arrays are a set of columns and rows corresponding to a multiplication formula. Arrays may be made from items or photographs, and any shape can be used. Start by drawing an array on the Stop n Pop, as you would on graph paper. Pop two rows and three columns for the equation 2 x 3. Then you can see that there are six popped, which is your solution. This activity is especially ideal for kinesthetic students!
10. Word unscrambler
Almost like scrabble, but for those busy building their vocabulary. One player selects a word and pops the letters that make up that word. The second player examines the letters " popped " letters and attempts to decipher the word. Simple words, such as CVC words that do not repeat letters, will be required.
11. Hangman (Bonus)
This is a great activity for learning new words or having fun! Please remember to use your Green Stop n Pop for this! One person selects a word while the other attempts to guess it. Play it like a traditional hangman game, except place the letter on the fidget toy with each letter guess.
If you are looking for a fun and unique way to help your child or student learn, be sure to check out Stop n Pop. You won’t regret it! Have you ever used Stop n Pop in your classroom or at home? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.