I recently had been looking for a fun hand’s way to teach my two children age 2 1/2 and soon to be five years old about the calendar as well as our weather. I wanted something to display in our school area that could easily be changed up daily. I found a few calendars here and there but they weren’t cutting it as I wanted the weather listed too! I needed an all in one and something that would be exciting and boldly catching the eye and interest of children. This is when I discovered a fantastic educational set from Learning Resources that could do all I wanted and more super easily!
Funky Monkey Forecast™ Magnetic Daily Weather Set has 60 pieces which includes one funky monkey, twenty-eight accessories for any and every season, six weather icons, three weather words, seven days of the week, 12 months, and two blank pieces. The Monkey is 12 inches in size and fits nicely in a corner side of my large white board. The magnets I found to be very durable and quite strong yet still easy enough for little ones to move and manage on the magnetic surface of choice. There’s a helpful activity guide in this set as well as exclusive down-loadable content to be found on the Learning Resources website.
My children are big fans of this set. Need I say more? It’s super colorful, fun, and completely hands-on. They get really excited knowing that each of our school days start with a trip to our white board to talk about the date and the weather we are having. If it’s a rainy day, the kids clearly point out the monkey needs his rain coat, I then let the kids take turns putting the correct attire on the monkey. They have a blast and never forget to make sure that we also add the correct weather icons on the board too.
Activities suggested with the guide that comes with the set include all sorts of fun ways to use the set whether as an extension or just to calender each school day. You can really use this set in all sorts of way from teaching a younger child about colors pointing out the monkey’s clothes to teaching an older child the days of the week. The set overall promotes awareness of surroundings, observation, vocabulary, and problem solving skills. It’s a great set not just for learning about weather but about the months of the year and days of the week, all are very important skills for children to master.
I was so impressed with this magnetic set from Learning Resources that I’m already looking into picking up a few more for my white board! I highly recommend Funky Monkey Forecast™ Magnetic Daily Weather Set for home or school use for children ages 3 and up!
Want it? Learning Resources Funky Monkey Forecast Magnetic Daily Weather Set (LER9591) can be purchased on Amazon.com for $29.99 (as of this posting).
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