Our goal at KneeBouncers is to promote purposeful play. All of our KneeBouncer games engage young learners at an age-appropriate level. And, when adults engage actively with children while they use tech, a child’s learning is much more meaningful! However, did you know you can take our games off the tablet by connecting play with toys and activities?
Since our games are designed for playing with purpose, each KneeBouncer game has a connection to hands-on toys and activities. To help parents extend their child’s play, we’ve compiled a list of some of our top games and how you can connect them to play!
Our Choo Choo Train game teaches your little one about different modes of transportation. They can interact with the press of a button and explore cause and effect. You and your child can practice counting, naming colors, and naming likes and differences between various modes of transportation.
Connecting play with our Choo Choo Train game is easy! Play with a buildable train track set, cars, planes, or other transportation toys. Count the wheels, discuss where the different transport modes are traveling, and how long it will take to get there!
Birds on the Wires is one of our newest games and builds musical concepts! Your little one can play along with the birds or create their own songs. The colorful birds each correspond with a different note on the scale.
Give your child real instruments to play with and play along to their favorite songs! Encourage your child to listen to a wide variety of music and to create their own songs.
To practice counting, check out our Count Your Chickens game! Your child chooses any number from the screen to practice numeral recognition and counting! Clicking on the egg is a cause-and-effect activity toddlers love!
Connecting play between Count Your Chickens and your child’s toys is as simple as 1, 2, 3! You can use counters or any toy your child has multiples of! You can count the dogs you see outside, flowers in the garden, or even books on the shelf!
Play Shape Up to practice name shapes. Discuss how many sides different shapes have and highlight similarities and differences between shapes.
Connect play to Shap Up using magnet tiles, shaped blocks, or foam shapes—practice sorting by shape or creating shape patterns.
Get the Scoop is a fun way for your child to practice letter recognition and computer skills! Since the game requires using a mouse or touchpad, your little one will be honing some basic fine motor tech skills!
You can connect your child’s play to Get the Scoop by searching for letters using environmental print. Search for letters on signs while driving, labels at the store, or books at home! You can also play with magnet letters or letter blocks.
There are so many more games and ways of connecting play between KneeBouncer games and toys your child likely has! All you need to do is focus on the skill each KneeBouncer game teaches and find toys or activities to develop the same skills.
July 18, 2023, by L. Elizabeth Forry