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Printable Multiplication Strategy Mat

Printable multiplication strategy mats

With a third grader in our home, learning about multiplication is well and truly on our agenda. As well as learning to recite the times tables, Miss 8 is also learning a range of strategies for solving multiplication problems. If you're looking for ways to support your child's multiplication … [Read more...]

20+ Ways Children Learn Through Block Play

Learning through block play: Introducing Sumblox

This post is sponsored by Finlee & Me. A set of colourful wooden blocks, with pieces small enough to be held in her chubby little hands, was the first real non-infant toy I bought for Immy when she was about six months old. She used to love sitting with us and knocking down the little block … [Read more...]

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...]

Beyond Number Names: 9 Counting Games for Preschoolers

Beyond Number Names: How children learn to count and 9 counting games for preschoolers

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...]

Teaching Currency Using A Chore Chart

Age appropriate chores & Chore Chart

This post is by our newest regular contributor, Carrie George of A Little Learning for Two. At the start of last year our eldest daughter, Bubble (6), joined her school banking program. She was so excited to fill out her bank book each week and watch her savings build up. She is planning on … [Read more...]