One of the areas of Math that can be very hands on is that of measuring – whether you are ordering/sorting objects, using language of size, weighing, length etc. Here’s 3 fun ideas that you can do at home for some hands on math activities for measuring.
First off some outdoor measuring fun from Rubberboots and elf shoes – this looks so much fun. I’m going to be doing this later this week on one of our walks.
Cooking provides some great hands on measuring activities this post from Yummy Inspirations has some great Math concepts.
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Prewriting skills is an important stage in child development, it’s those squiggles, lines and circles that eventually will form individual letters, numbers and words. Mark Making in which ever medium is a good activity and is is mark making on the vertical which works those muscles that are needed for the control of pens and pencils in the future as well.
Chalk Board on an Easel Chalks Paint Brush Water Cloth for drying Chalk Board Eraser
Prewriting skills – draw and erase
Set up a chalk board easel with a selection of chalks, chalk board erase,
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Playing with blocks is fun for children of all ages from babies to older children with their Lego. Using them for learning at different levels is a slight twist on building with them here’s 4 simple ideas for learning with blocks.
Using blocks for Learning
First off is simple building for babies, this can help work on language development you can talk positional words, colours of the blocks that you use, count as you play with the blocks as well as working on motor skills as you go as well.
Blocks made of unusual shapes are fantastic for
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Walking around a Town or City lends itself to introducing some fantastic Numeracy Activities on the move. Here are 5 simple Numeracy Activities for a Town Walk great for Preschoolers and Kinder aged children.
Numeracy activities for a Town Walk Counting
Easily the simplest of the activities is counting the house as you go. Start off with counting every 5, 10, 20 houses as you go past them and increase as your child is able to count them along with you.
With the counting you can introduce number recognition – if you are lucky to pass
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Our weekly sight words from school are getting harder and it’s time to start putting together some fun activities to help J learn them. As one of his targets is also working on hand eye co-ordination this sight word game made from items out of our junk modelling box and some home-made bean bags works on both levels.
Sight Word Game – Skittles What you need
Cardboard Tubes (the longer ones for kitchen paper are better than the shorter ones) – as many as words you have to learn (7 in our case) Bean Bag or soft ball
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Way back in October we wrote about Born to Read a campaign by Save the Children and Beanstalk to recruit 20,000 change makers to help children in the UK to read before the age of 7 where due to circumstances beyond their control they wouldn’t have been able to previously.
As an avid reader myself and a house full of books (we need more rooms to keep up with them) I know the importance of books, they have taken me to many magical places – through the cupboard into Narnia, on a broom stick for a Quiditch competition
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This Winter it’s the Winter Olympics, we really enjoyed celebrating the London Olympics in 2012 and are now looking forward to celebrating the Winter Olympics with 5 activities to help your tots get in the mood.
First off from our Archives – it’s time to get making some medals – and we have some easy to make medals.
Over on Play Eat Grow they have some fun ideas to host your own Opening Ceremony Party for the Olympics.
With the Olympics it’s great to get in some learning and for your toddlers it’s a great opportunity to learn
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The Virtual Book Club for Kids author this month is Laura Numeroff and we have chosen the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This is a new to us author and one that T and I have enjoyed reading.
If you give a mouse a cookie math game
As one of the things that we have been working on at home with T is numbers – she can count by rote to 20 but isn’t counting out things or connecting the numbers with quantity so using the book for inspiration I came up with a cute
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Early math doesn’t have to be boring here are some simple ideas for some fun math for kids featured from last weeks Tuesday Tots.
First off is these fun counting hands from J Daniel 4′s Mom – what a fantastic idea and great for those number bonds as well.
Get crafty and create your own DIY Geoboard perfect for working with your tots on shape recognition from Crayon Box Chronicles with the added bonus of some fine motor activities as well.
Another simple DIY math resource for you to make this simple Sorting Shapes Busy Bag from over
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