Who knew that what started out as a craft project with my daughter would eventually turn into a fun interactive resource for parents and teachers alike? Fat Cat had his humble origins in a simple refrigerator magnet. My daughter and I were looking for ideas for homemade Christmas presents for her friends when we stumbled across a DIY article on how to make bubble magnets. We decided to make alphabet magnets for the refrigerator and an idea took hold that just wouldn't shake loose. I put together a plan and met with a family friend who has been a longtime educator of elementary age children. She loved the idea and spent a considerable amount of her time providing structure, guidance and technical expertise. We even came up with a way to flip our model to avoid using small magnets. Two years later Fat Cat Phonics hit the scene.
Our company recognizes that children love to move and they love to learn and we could not think of a better way to blend the two than with colorful chunky manipulatives and hundreds of bright engaging worksheets.
The old saying that it takes a village to raise a child must apply to children's learning tools as well. I could never have attained my goal of bringing Fat Cat to market without the assistance of almost every family member and friend I have.
This stay at home mom turned entrepreneur is so excited to bring hands-on learning to the children in your home and/or classroom inside the box.
Your young learner is ready to start the exciting journey toward reading. Fat Cat Phonics is ready to make this process an enjoyable learning experience.
Studies show that children learn by doing. Fat Cat Math & Phonics makes learning fun by utilizing a novel hands-on approach to teach fundamental skills. Bright colorful non-magnetic manipulatives, a dry erase pen and a wide variety of reusable worksheets engage the young learner while teaching and reinforcing key concepts. Studies show that using manipulatives as part of a phonics program helps set the stage for long term reading success.
Young children love to move and they love to learn. Fat Cat Phonics invites your child to do both!
Each box set is housed in a sturdy custom-made wood box that will stand up to years of wear and tear caused by little hands. Removable panels holding the manipulatives make switching between phonics and math activities a breeze. Store your child’s tools-- marker, eraser and flashcards-- out of sight in a convenient organized drawer.
Buy the box once! We offer over 500 colorful interactive worksheets organized into workbooks focused on pre-reading, beginning reading & early math. Please visit our website at www.fatcatphonics.com to view our product line. Our multi-level worksheets allow one box to serve a wide variety of skill levels. We will continue to add more workbooks to keep up with your eager learner.
The versatile nature of Fat Cat Phonics lends itself to learning centers or independent practice both in the classroom and the home.
Each Let’s Get Ready to Read! Box Set comes complete with:
130 Letter Manipulatives (math panel complete with 130 number and symbol manipulatives can be purchased separately)
25- Page Interactive Reusable Workbook
Dual-Position Work Surface
Dry Erase Marker
26 Letter/Sound Flashcards
Starter sets also available for Beginning Reading and Early Math