A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Thanks to Learning Resources for supplying a copy of Snapshots for review. All thoughts expressed here are my own.
One of my favorite educational toy companies, Learning Resources, has a fantastic new game out that is absolutely perfect for little ones who are visual learners, or who love telling stories.
We’ve been playing with Snapshots over the past week, and it has inspired a whole lot of conversation, critical thinking, and storytelling! Snapshots is a set of 40 laminated, double-sided cards. One side has a picture on it, like this:
The other side has some starter questions for you to ask your child about what is happening in the picture, like this:
These questions help the child practice using context clues, drawing conclusions, and using her imagination, in addition to sharpening her eye for detail.
We’ve also used the cards to make up stories about the people, animals or places in the picture, and to talk about times when we have done similar things.
I like Snapshots because it is travel friendly, encourages discussion and awareness, and is quite a bit of fun, too! Snapshots can be purchased at Learning Resources, as well as on Amazon (on sale right now for $13.95!).
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