Posts by Laura

Easter Apps!

Easter Apps!

It’s getting close to Easter! Why not build up the holiday with some math and Easter related Apps? This App is called Abby – Easter Math HD. It has several games that may be a bit too difficult for a preschooler, but there are adding games incorporated. I started adding games with my daughter, and I was actually surprised at how well she did! It gave us a great opportunity to...

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Money for Munchkins

Money for Munchkins

It is never to early to start teaching the value of money! Well, maybe my one year old isn’t quite there yet. He would just eat the change, literally! However, my three year old loves getting money, and I talk to her about the value of it often. When we are shopping, we talk about the sales. She knows that we can’t get special treats, clothes, toys, etc. if they are not on...

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Counting on St. Patrick’s Day

Counting on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! There are so many activities that can be done to tie in the holiday with math. I like to take every chance I get! Count the Coins You can do this a few different ways. You can make a pot (think a pot at the end of the rainbow) using a box, pot, or container that you already have. If you don’t have one of those, you can staple/glue/tape three sides...

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Tic Toc Tykes

Tic Toc Tykes

Telling time is, of course, a life long skill. Unfortunately, so many kids are learning to read digital clocks only! I am a teacher, and a huge advocate for analog time. Yet, I look around my house, and all I see are digital clocks! I need to get on that one. Clocks can be introduced from very early on. In the beginning, number recognition and sequence are great skills to learn. As...

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Counting Up Our Thanks

Counting Up Our Thanks

Sorry, this is a little late for the idea. It should have been started a week ago, but I, for one, can’t believe that it is already November! However, it’s never too late to give thanks! Holidays are often materialistic with children, and we, as parents, should be teaching our children the real reason for various holidays. Thanksgiving is coming up, so while teaching our kids why...

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