Feb 102012

Yesterday the kids and I walked to the twins’ future kindy to drop off their registration forms, I can’t believe it is only 5 months until they start! They have been asking for school for such a long time and when they finally got to look around at ‘school’ they were a bit quiet. They were very impressed by it all and were keen to join in so they got to stay for a while. At home they wanted to play ‘school’ straight away so we grabbed our Game Cards from ChildUp.

The ChildUp range is developed by a team of specialists and is all about early childhood learning, helping children develop new skills in a fun and positive way. Research has shown that children can understand the basics of maths from an early age and by using fun, interactive and age appropriate exercises you can help your young child discover and train these important skills even before he/she will go to school.

Each pack of ChildUp Game Cards ($9.99 per set) includes 48 cards to learn to count from 1 to 10 (Math & Logic 1) or from 10 to 20 (Math & Logic 2). Also included are 16 special parent cards explaining the ChildUp Early Learning Method and provide helpful tips and tricks on how to use the cards. By using the cards kids will learn to recognise numbers as quantities and symbols, counting and even some simple additions!

But the ChildUp cards are not just useful for learning numbers, they can also teach your child a lot about different animals, colours and much more. The parent cards will offer many other uses that you wouldn’t have even thought of! The twins always enjoy playing with the Game Cards, now that they can count to 20 they are looking at the pictures to learn how to add up. I found it very helpful to have the cards show the number itself and the animals, that way even if they don’t recognise the number they can work it out by counting the animals, a real boost for their self confidence.

Aside from the Early Learning Game Cards there are also two Early Learning Game iPod/iPad Apps available for download. Both the EarlyMath and EarlyZoo App are developed for children aged 1 to 5 to teach them how to count to 10 as well as learn about many different animals. You can download them for FREE and you’ll always have a fun and educational game on hand wherever you go, the kids will love it!

To find out more about ChildUp, to browse the range of products and to order online visit www.childup.com.

For your chance to win one of two ChildUp prize packs (containing Teach Your Child to Count to 10 – Math & Logic #1 and Teach Your Child to Count to 20 – Math & Logic #2) visit www.childup.com and answer the following question: Name two skills your child could develop by using ChildUp Cards.

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Competition ends March 10, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.