One of the original Heidisongs resources, Jumpin' Numbers and Shakin' Shapes is a great product for your child! It includes a song for each number zero through ten, the seven basic shapes and even a counting song from 1-100! This is a great way to bring fun and educational music and movement into your home or classroom! Jumpin' Numbers and Shakin' Shapes is a great starting point for any parent or teacher who is new to Heidisongs products. We recommend using the CD or DVD in conjunction with the Jumpin' Numbers and Shakin' Shapes flashcards and the other great numbers and shapes resources available!
Topics Covered Are:
zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 1-100, circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, rhombus, octagon.
Multi-sensory Learning Methods
Multi-sensory learning includes using multiple senses simultaneously to teach and practice the material, thus increasing the number of pathways around the brain able to absorb and retain the information. For some children, especially those with limited preschool experiences, simple shape and number recognition from zero to ten is a problem. Because of this, Heidi developed the Jumpin’ Numbers and Shakin’ Shapes songs, multi-sensory video DVD's and flash cards. The flash cards all have a character embedded into each number or shape. This character jogs the child’s memory to help him remember a motion and the name of the number or shape.
For example, there is a monkey on the number eight card. When the children see it, they are coached to say, “Eight!” while making a monkey motion. Often, if they cannot immediately remember the name of the numeral, when they make the motion the memory is jogged and the number often pops right out of their mouths, much to their surprise!
The movement of the hands work to activate the muscle memory that some children need to help them remember the name of that number or shape. As an added bonus, many of the motions mimic the form of the number or shape. For example, the motion for number eight with the hands overhead and the knees bent forms the shape of the eight. The motion for number four is to hop with two hands up on your head like bunny ears; this is meant to look like the two top lines on a number four.