I recently had the opportunity to review the Gymathstics Clip Counter Starter Kit and the kids love it!
Gymathstics Clip Counter Kit includes 200 inter-linking shapes and a Gymathstics work mat. The Gymathstics Clip Counter Kit provides endless learning opportunities for your child. Recommended from ages 3- 10 years. This is the perfect starter kit to introduce your child to whole new way of looking at mathematics. Each card has a parent guide at the back to spark your child’s creativity and stimulate logical thinking and problem solving skills.
Pixie (46 months old) has, kinda, hogged it and declared it her “school stuff.” It is great for teaching the different shapes, number formation and an awesome tool for fine motor control. Pixie spends ages playing with this set. At the moment we are focusing on number recognition and building, ie, 1 rectangle equals the number 1, etc. Our lessons are currently no longer than 10 minutes, as she gets bored and prefers to string all the shapes together in a long line.
Fifi (6.5 years old) loves building the shape of each number using the flash cards as a guide. These are great quiet time activities for her and keep her occupied. We have also used the shapes to “build” pictures. For example, a face with a smile using the ovals for eyes, rectangle for the nose and 3 hearts for the mouth. This is a great tool for creative play too!
All in all, I highly recommend this product for your children. It is both fun and educational and they learn without even realizing it!
****I found a gramatical and factual error while we were working through the cards, I have reported this to Gymathstics and have been assured that they have corrected the errors and will be sending me the new cards once they are available.
What is Gymathstics®
Gymathstics® is an educational math program designed to meet each child’s individual learning style in a fun and easy way.Children learn through 3 learning styles and there are three types of learners:
History of the Program
The Gymathstics® Program is a new innovative and a developing concept. The Gymathstics® program was developed by a qualified educator. The classes began as a conventional math’s tuition with four learners. Through these classes she observed that they were aware of the steps involved in mathematics but experienced difficulty with mental math’s concept.
To help these learners she began using brain stimulating exercises to help them make connection between movements and remembering their mental mathematics. Within a week she saw an immediate improvement and within a month she saw an unbelievable improvement. This amazing achievement sparked an ambition in her to want to share this amazing process with every child. This is what led her to developing the Gymathstics® program.
She then designed the unique Clip Counter Kit and began with what she calls interval learning which is similar to interval training. Where we do physical movements to learn and then higher level activities with the clip counter kit. Research has found that learners learn best when they are given a variety of opportunities to learn the same concept in different ways.
Over 500 learners have experienced the Gymathstics® Program with success and are confident and independent learners in mathematics. They have developed a love for mathematics and being able to understand how mathematics can be used in real-life situations. Read our testimonial page for more information.