What is Fundanoodle? Learn more about this amazing Educational Resource company that helps children develop and improve their motor skills.

What is Fundanoodle?

What is Fundanoodle?

I know I have previously posted a little bit about Fundanoodle and how we use it in our little lessons with AJ. But maybe you have never heard of Fundanoodle before. Today I am answering your question “what is Fundanoodle?”

Fundanoodle is an educational readiness program designed by pediatric occupational therapist and elementary school teachers to develop and improve motor skills needed for success in and out of the classroom.

Why did I become a Founding Fundanoodle Ambassador

Fundanoodle is a fairly new company, their ambassador program turned two years old in  January of 2018. In July of 2016, I learned about the company and their products. First I wanted the whole product line! I saw the value in the products and I knew my children could benefit from them. Then I saw the opportunity in joining forces and working with this company. First I would get the product line at a discount. Secondly, I would be on the ground floor learning and grow with this company. Third I get to share my knowledge that I have learned while working with other companies.  Fourth they have an amazing support team, the ambassadors work together unlike any other company I know.

The main attraction

The major thing that drew me to Fundanoodle was a simple fact that they have the same principles as I do. After listening to April Whitlock the CEO of Fundanoodle talk about her job to instill the passion for learning in preschool children. I realized that I had a lot in common with her and her company. I believe that children learn from an early age and that we should follow these natural inquisitive stages of their lives. I believe that learning should be fun and our children should be empowered to do things themselves.

What are these amazing products?

There are a bunch of amazing products including getting the wiggles out game, ingeniously designed workbooks, muscle mover alphabet cards, and so much more. I am going to share a few of our favorites.

Build strong hand muscles with the I can Pound activity kit. Developing and improving motor skills has got even more fun!I Can Pound! Activity Kit
12.25″ x 19″
Children exercise their creativity and have fun as they improve hand stability, paper stabilization, and hand-eye coordination. Kit includes: 1) A dense foam board that can be used on any surface and is specially designed to withstand extensive use while maintaining appropriate resistance; 2) A top-heavy hammer is specially designed to improve hand-strength by forcing a strong grip; 3) The 50-colored pegs which can be used to develop color-recognition, learn to sequence and develop motor skills; 4) 105 pounding pages that keep children engaged, entertained and learning from preschool through Kindergarten. The kit comes packaged in a sturdy Fundanoodle canvas tote for easy storage and mobility.
Price: $44.99

 

Practice Cutting and prepare for Kindergarten the fun and easy way.

I Can Cut! Activity Book
9″ x 12″
Children learn proper cutting skills as they snip and cut. This activity tablet is chock full of cutting exercises to develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, adherence to visual boundaries and paper stabilization. The double safety scissors are designed for right & left-hand use and only cut paper.
Price: $12.99

Build the Alphabet and learn how to form your letters with the Fundanoodle I Can Build My Letters Sets. Perfect for prewriting skills and building strong hand muscles.

I Can Build Uppercase Letters!
13 1/2″ W x 10″ H
Children improve gross and fine motor skills by building letters with our colorful magnets. The magnets are shaped like the straight lines and curves used to write letters, allowing children to practice letter formation in a fun, new way. Children use color cues to build the letters, enforcing letter formation and visual perception. The magnets are strong to develop hand strength and can be used on any magnetic surface. As children grow, multiple magnet sets can be used to build sight words. A visual cue card is included to help children build letters. Everything is packaged in a zippered tote for easy storage and mobility!
Price: $18.99
Get ready for Kindergarten and learn how to form your lowercase letters and build strong hand muscles while having fun.I Can Build Lowercase Letters!
13 1/2″ W x 10″ H
Children improve gross and fine motor skills by building letters with our colorful magnets. The magnets are shaped like the straight lines and curves used to write letters, allowing children to practice letter formation in a fun, new way. Children use color cues to build the letters, enforcing letter formation and visual perception. The magnets are strong to develop hand strength and can be used on any magnetic surface. As children grow, multiple magnet sets can be used to build sight words. A visual cue card is included to help children build letters. Everything is packaged in a zippered tote for easy storage and mobility!
Price: $18.99

What age range are these toys for?

These items were designed for children ages 2 to 6. These products help kids get ready for kindergarten. It helps them build their muscles in their hands and their upper body so they are ready to sit at a desk and learn when they get into kindergarten. AJ age 4 loves his Fundanoodle activities and I have seen such a dramatic change in the way he holds a pencil and crayon. Hearing him ask, “Mommy I want to play Fundanoodle.” is such a great sound because he doesn’t look at it as work, he looks at it as play.

Using these products with older children.

While Isabella is 8 years still gets some use out of these activities. She likes using the I Can Pound Kit with Cursive Writing Printouts and the Cursive Writing Workbook. I will share how we are using some of these products with her in future posts.

Interest

There has been so much interest and questions regarding Fundanoodle that I thought creating this post would be beneficial. As I am reaching my 900+ words in this post I am realizing I have a lot to talk about and share. Therefore, I will be posting a Fundanoodle post for the next few weeks. Either addressing questions, highlighting products or sharing how we use them in our homeschool.

A short explanation of me and why I became a Founding Fundanoodle Ambassador

 

LET US KNOW!

Have you heard of Fundanoodle before? Have you used any of our products? What product looks the most interesting to you? What are you currently working on with your child to help them develop their motor skills? Let us know in the comments below. If you purchased any of these products snap a photo and share it with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram use the hashtag- #handsonlearning

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