Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Mommies? Are you reading this?
It is important for kindergarteners to have access to toys that will support their developing interests in adult roles, social skills, expanding vocabulary, increasing motor skills and their growing imaginations. The following is a list of toys that are great for bilingual kindergarteners as well as children in their early stages of elementary education who need to grasp their home language.
This device provides the ability for children to trace the lights on the screen to learn uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers. The device takes you from Level 1, where scribbling is encouraged, to Level 2 where accuracy is the main goal. This device can help make learning to write letters and numbers so much FUN!
This game is perfect for kindergarteners who are developing their skills in strategic thinking, sorting, matching, fine motor skills, handwriting skills and hand-eye coordination. This game brings fun to life with fun characters and an interactive game board. This is a game the whole family can enjoy while helping early education students learn.
This globe makes learning geography fun. Children are able to toss this 12” globe and then identify various capitals, countries, oceans and continents. You can also hand the globe for display.
This is the perfect first microscope, which is great for introducing the concept of scientific observation. The device has a dial that is able to be turned in order to listen to facts about what is being seen on the slides that are provided.
This clock supports cognitive development and is associated with a website that supports even more learning for the user. It is an interactive toy that teaches how to tell time, along with problem solving skills.
This device allows children to count, play math games, write their numbers and draw different shapes. Parents are able to connect online to the Learning Path offered by LeapFrog to provide customized learning concepts to enhance the experience that their child has.
LeapPad2 comes with five installed apps, along with the ability to download or purchase many more. This is an endless learning experience that will grow with your child. Ages three and up can benefit with this toy, with games targeted to children as old as nine years of age.
This brings talking, texting and leanring together for young children. They have the fun of a device like mom and dad, while learning numbers, letters and shapes.
These toys will definitely help your child learn and progress. Additionally, each one you purchase will benefit my future college education!
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Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.