This guide is maintained by Desmond Wong, Outreach Librarian
Phone: (416) 978-1945
This guide was originally built in 2013 by Rebekah Bédard, an OISE Library practicum student, in collaboration with the Deepening Knowledge Project.
There are some excellent kits, games, and maps for the primary/junior level at the OISE Library:
There are also some activities available for free online:
The OISE Library K-12 Manipulatives Database organizes items into collections based on the Ontario Ministry of Education's documents. Collections are organized into subject areas (e.g. Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology) and strands (e.g. Arts: Music, Arts: Drama).
A manipulative is a tangible object such as a cube, prism, or solar system model that students can manipulate to acquire a deeper understanding of a concept. Other examples include puppets, games, and kits.
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