Castro Valley Game Library

Resources for parents & teachers

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I'm thankful for you, and hope to provide you and your family with valuable information and services.

Here is what is currently on the menu:

It's Thanksgiving break, and your children need something interesting to do:

Meet me at the public library and pick up a puzzle, game, book or activity chosen just for your family from my collection of learning activities, based on what your children like and what you want them to learn.  Email me later in the week, and borrow something new.  

(Tangram and Magnetic Pattern Blocks)
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After parent teacher conferences, you know your child needs help with multiplication and handwriting.  Or you want to provide extra practice for your child, who has a particular strength or interest: 

Call up your personalized education consultant (me), and give me some information about your needs and preferences.  We'll meet for a few minutes, you'll choose the activity that appeals most to you, and you can try it out or ask questions.  Your child will either love it and use it or we'll try something different.  

(I didn't expect this Phonics game to be a hit, but my almost 5 year old keeps asking to play it.)  

You are homeschooling, or just love to play and spend time with your children, and you want to supplement your materials:

Instead of spending the time and money to buy a few games or lesson materials, that will lose their novelty and have to be stored, join our library and borrow some of the more than 300 activities for children from 3-12 years.  You can check out 1 activity at a time, for up to 1 month.  

(Big Block World Atlas, Match It! Telling Time puzzle, and our family favorite, 4 Way Countdown - math)

I am a credentialed Montessori teacher with an interest and talent for choosing and making great learning materials.  I provide parents and teachers with safe, interesting activities that teach basic skills, such as those needed for strong reading and math abilities.  I support customers with personalized instruction and service.

If you live in the East Bay, becoming a member of the learning library is easy.  Just fill out an application, sign the waiver, and pay for the 6 month membership ($30 or $5/month).  Then start checking out materials, just like the library.  What happens if something happens to one of the materials?  Just be careful when using the work, and if something happens, we will resolve it fairly.  It is $5 per activity for custom materials (which I create for the library at your request and name after your child).  Custom materials to keep are also an option.

(A custom sorting activity you can buy from my Etsy shop)

Sorting activity - Fish and shells

For more information on the WorkKidsLove learning library and other services:

Pinterest: (pictures of activities, codes, and descriptions)
Blog: (updates)
Etsy: (activities for sale)
Google doc: (list of activities with skill focus, like reading)
Facebook: (material(s) of the day, pictures of children using the activities)

Please leave comments about your impressions, suggestions, or feedback.  I would love to know what you think!

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