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Posts from the category: Maths

9 Maths Games to Play With Lids

9 Maths Games to Play with Lids

Plastic lids are a fabulous tool for playful learning and they're free! Here are 9 fun maths inspired games for toddlers and preschoolers to play with LIDS! 1. Count them: As I shared in this post - Beyond Number Names: Supporting Children As They Learn to Count, children who progress well in … [Read more...]

Hands On Activities for Learning About 2D & 3D Shapes

Learning about Shapes: 2D and 3D Shapes Learning Activities

In today's post, Lauren of Teacher Types shares a selection of hands on maths activities for exploring 2- and 3- dimensional shapes. When we think of maths, we typically think firstly of numbers. But there is a whole other world of mathematics to enjoy and explore and today’s post is all about … [Read more...]

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

Making Lego Pictures: 3 Printable Animal Designs

We love creating with Lego in our house. Whether it be making their own creation or recreating a Lego set, there is always a Lego project in progress! I have recently been thinking about ways to extend Immy's play with Lego and I had the idea of making up some 2D picture designs for her to have a … [Read more...]

7 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Preschoolers

Busy Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

Looking for ideas for entertaining your preschooler when you're out and about? Check out these 7 great suggestions from regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types. “Are we there yet?” “Can we go now?” “How much longer?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Last month I shared ‘7 Busy Bag Ideas … [Read more...]

10 Picture Books About 100

10 Books Exploring Concepts Relating to Counting to 100. Great for 100 day of school celebrations

Picture books provide a fabulous platform for engaging children with mathematical concepts. By capturing a child's imagination, picture book stories make the process of learning about quite abstract math concepts and symbolism, of thinking and reasoning mathematically, more interesting, relevant and … [Read more...]

Beyond Number Names: Activities to Support Children as They Learn to Count

Activities for Children Learning to Count ft

Around two to two and a half years of age most children will begin reciting some number words in a somewhat ordered counting sequence. In fact, AJ (who is now 2 years, 4 months) currently recites, "One, two, three, four, (generally a pause then) six, nine." However reciting number words, even in the … [Read more...]

Butterfly Symmetry Nature Art

Butterfly Symmetry Art Butterfly

This post is part of the Outdoor Maths series by regular contributor Debi Huang of Go Explore Nature. My 6-year-old son adores butterflies. We recently spent time getting up close and personal with more than 30 different species in a seasonal butterfly enclosure at our local natural history … [Read more...]

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

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This is a sponsored post for the littleBIGidea competition. If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each … [Read more...]