Our price: $28.95
Geoboards teach recognition of geometric shapes, which is a pre-reading and pre-writing skill, as well as improve hand-eye coordination, develop the pincer grip and enhance the muscle control necessary for any pencil work. Guidecraft’s Geoboards do all that and more. The 20 pattern cards that slide easily onto the pegs introduce your preschooler to color and pattern recognition. His dexterity will improve as he attaches the colorful rubber bands, while both following patterns and creating his own designs. The hands-on nature of this math manipulative, and the coordinated effort to place the rubber bands will increase your child's ability to concentrate. Each double-sided Geoboard features a pegged circle on one side and a square grid on the other side, and has rubberized corners for enhanced durability, stability, and sound deadening. Guidecraft Geoboards come with four two-sided boards, four sets of multi-colored rubber bands, and 20 pattern cards featuring unique geometric images.
Initially, we encourage you to let your child have adequate time to explore the Geoboard, practicing adding and removing the rubber bands. Remember, Geoboards can also be used imaginatively, so encourage your preschooler to make a house, a spoon, or a rocket with his rubber bands.
A Geoboard is more than a math manipulative used to support early geometric and measurement concepts in a concrete method. Older children can use the circle side of the Geoboard to practice their analog clock skills. Make it easy by using two different colored bands for the big and small hands.
In addition, our PreK Handbook includes exclusive examples of how to make letters and numbers with the Geoboards and rubber bands.
Dimensions: 20cm x 20cm square boards with over molded corner feet
Age Recommendation: 3+
All of my children ages 3 to 9 like to have their turn with this. It is nice to have 4 boards to come with it!
We really like this set. We received another Geoboards set from a different curriculum company for my other child and this one is better. I love the picture cards the kids get to use in the set (the other set just had boards and rubber bands). This keeps it fun when they don’t feel like creating something from imagination. I definitely recommend. We use it while I read to them or when we have some down time while I set up the next lesson etc.
This is another great add to her curriculum! She loves creating with her cards, but she enjoys creating her own rubberband images more. And, best of all, this is another part of the curriculum my 4 year old can do independently! Love it!
We love using this to make our letters and numbers. Great for helping with fine motor. Does sometimes make my girls frustrated when the rubber bands slip.
My son likes these but just does random shapes. Doesn't really follow the pattern or anything which I feel likes defeats its purpose. I let him play with it as a free time activity for now, hopefully he will do it correctly. Very good for fine moter skills