I would love to have more traditional Montessori materials, but frankly, I just cannot afford it at this time. I would also love to be able to make even more of my own materials, but I cannot find the time. However, the learning "must go on" no matter how small our budget is or how little time I have. This is why I am also on the lookout for items that can be useful to our learning style, fun, and economical. Blogger Jr. fits all of the above.
Blogger Jr. comes with picture cards with the words spelled on the bottom. You place the cards in the container and cover up the word with a drop-down "door." The dice is used to spell out the word.
I really like this game because it has a control. Little Angel can check her answers after she is done spelling the word. It is fun, educational, and we found it on sale at Target for under $8. What a deal! Maybe if I could find a few extra minutes here and there I might can even create my own word cards to fit in the holder.