Product: Teaching tools
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)
Created by Flavio Fogarolo, expert teacher of compensatory and didactic tools for pupils with special educational needs, Dominoplay innovates the classic domino game to sustain learning in the geography curriculum area in primary school. This box, in particular, concentrates on the regions of Italy.
HOW IT WORKS
The box contains 72 cards, divided into 3 groups:
• first group of 24 cards: regions in northern Italy
• second group of 24 cards: regions in central Italy
• third group of 24 cards: regions of southern Italy and islands
In turn, the groups are divided into two levels of increasing difficulty:
– the cards in the first level represent the name of the region with the coat of arms and the map of Italy with the region coloured in red.
– the cards in the second level represent the map of the region (only the external outline) with the location and name of the capital city, a picture of something characteristic from that region, with indications of the subject and its location, and names of cities and characteristic places of the region represented in road map format.
Game play can be organized by choosing the tiles based on the players knowledge. For example, if the players know northern Italy very well, central Italy a little but, and southern Italy/islands not at all, all 24 of the northern Italy tiles can be selected, only 8 from the first level of the central Italy group, and none from the southern Italy/islands group, for a total of 32 cards in all.
Box contents: 72 domino tiles
From Erickson’s experience, the clever and amusing domino to learn playing at school, at home and with friends!
The series Giocadomino, created by Flavio Fogarolo, offers fun, didactic games which are variations on the classic game of dominoes, excellent for supporting learning and automatisms, especially but not only in calculations.
A DOMINO WITH A CHECKING SYSTEM!
Giocadomino enables children to have instant control of the right matches: in fact, each element has a multi-coloured edge, a sort of colour barcode, which identifies the quantity represented, despite being presented under a different guise. If children try to pair up dominoes with different values they’ll realise immediately.
Thanks to the effective checking system, they can play independently without needing the constant supervision of an adult.
An innovative product that exploits the potential of playing to develop children’s mathematical skills
DOMINOPLAY – NUMBERS AND CALCULATION
Dominoplay – Operations up to 20
Offers introductory exercises on calculations with number values up to 20.
Dominoplay – Quantity
Offers introductory exercises on recognising quantities and counting up to 10.
Dominoplay – Time Tables
Helps children memorise their times tables by matching dominoes with the same value..
Dominoplay– Fractions and decimals
Provides exercises on fractions and decimals, using pictures as well..
Dominoplay– Operation up to 100
Provides exercises on the four kinds of operations with a numerical value up to 100.
DOMINOPLAY – SOUNDS AND WORDS
Dominoplay – sounds and words: first syllables
Allows children to develop the phonological prerequisites which form the basis of learning how to read and write, by concentrating on the first syllables of words..
Dominoplay – sounds and words: final syllables
Allows children to develop the phonological prerequisites which form the basis of learning how to read and write, by concentrating on the final syllables of words.
Dominoplay – Rhymes
Gives specific practice on matching rhyming words and playing with nursery rhymes.
Dominoplay – Synonyms
Proposes exercises for lexical enrichment with the recognition of words with the same meaning.
Each box contains 48 playing dominoes which can be chosen according to two levels of increasing difficulties so that personalised and inclusive activities can easily be organised.
DOMINOPLAY - GEOGRAPHY
Dominoplay – The Regions of Italy
Sustains learning in the geography curriculum area in primary school.
THE CHECKING SYSTEM!
Playing the game