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Category Archives: Math Activities

Easter Math Fun, Learning, and Kindergarten Readiness

Bunny crackers are not just a tasty snack. They are also great for some edible Easter math and fun with numbers, plus they help with kindergarten readiness. Some kids may only want to count out a few. When asked, Little Sister always wants 3 of anything, then when that’s gone, 3 more. Big Sister lovesContinue Reading

Home is Where Math Fun and Learning Starts

Will you be celebrating Pi day? No, I didn’t forget the p in pie, but spelled Pi, the Greek letter for finding the distance around a circle. This is a humorous, silly day to remind all of us that math isn’t dull or scary, but can be fun. Did you know that right at homeContinue Reading

Lego and Duplo Can Help Kids With Math

With tomorrow being Pi day (March 14 is like pi, that is 3.14 the magic number for circles), it seems appropriate to blog about how Lego and Duplo can help young children with early math and kindergarten readiness skills. Lego and Duplo are made of mostly squares and rectangles, but there are some wheels. LearningContinue Reading

Kindergarten Readiness: What Shape is a Snowman?

Snowmen and snowballs are usually circles. Having a basic understanding of shapes is sometimes included on evaluations and screening for kindergarten readiness. This isn’t so much because it is critical knowledge but it gives an idea of the level of children’s thinking. For instance, a child may be asked to put shapes that are theContinue Reading

Nutcrackers Help With Fun, Learning & Kindergarten Readiness

One of the favorite Christmas decorations at our house is a nutcracker matryoshka or nesting toy. These 5 wooden dolls help little ones with fun, learning, and kindergarten readiness. Toys like this help kids with the math skills of sequencing and sizes. (When Little Sister is playing with them, we put the smallest one onContinue Reading

Kindergarten Readiness, Google Doodle, and Math Fun

Today’s Google doodle is Shakuntala Devi, a woman who was known as The Human Computer. An author and speaker, she had a wonderful message for parents and caregivers about children’s early learning and math. Devi wrote several books, including one called Mathability, Awaken The Math Genius In Your Child. She felt very much that mathabilityContinue Reading

Pirate Fun Activities for Kids #10: Playing Cards

Why couldn’t the pirate play cards? Because he was sitting on the deck, but kids can play with them for some fun, learning and kindergarten readiness. Pirates often played cards with each other since there were no video games. Sometimes we forget that such simple materials as paper playing cards can be as new andContinue Reading

Pirate Fun Activities for Kids #4: Math

Pirates should be good at math; think of all the counting they do and counting treasure is a fun learning and kindergarten readiness activity for kids. At first, as children count they do not use numbers accurately but lots of experiences counting a variety of objects helps children develop a basic number sense. Pirates countContinue Reading

Playground Fun, Learning, and Kindergarten Readiness #6

As children play on the playground, there are many opportunities for different fun, learning, and kindergarten readiness, including some basic math ideas. Math is not something separate from everyday, and if children are used to math being part of whatever they are doing, they will feel more comfortable and confident with it later on. OneContinue Reading

Kindergarten Readiness: Pretzel Fun and Learning

Pretzels can be used for counting, grouping, pretending and other kindergarten readiness fun and learning activities. Pretzels never came in all those fun sizes a few years ago. Now there are even bunny and carrot shaped pretzels. No matter what shape pretzels there are at your house, kids can use them for some simple math.Continue Reading

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