Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips for creating real world experiences that nurture compassion as well as other important habits of heart and mind.   Last summer our children decided that they wanted to earn some money of their own during an upcoming family garage sale. A lemonade stand was voted the most exciting prospect, so they immediately began the planning process by making lists of their…

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Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun game to play with our developing mathematicians.   This is a simple card game for early learners to help them learn the combinations of numbers that when added, equal 10. This game can be played with 2 or 3 players. Here are the rules: 1) Remove all of the 10’s, J’s, Q’s, and K’s from a deck of cards. This will leave…

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Randi from Swoon is with us today to share a playful way to explore mathematical concepts with the budding young mathematicians in our lives… When I was in elementary school, my Dad would often help me with my homework. He had a great way of incorporating stories into the work, and I always looked forward to that time with him. Children love stories and story telling and I’ve found that it’s easy for them to…

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Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share part II of her recommendations for math apps for the little ones… It has been a while since I shared some learning apps, so over the coming months I hope to bring you a new collection from all areas of the curriculum to download for the new iPad you may be getting for Christmas! ┬áSome apps are free, but others have a cost incurred….

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share this important Montessori math activity, which provides a solid foundation of understanding for the little mathematicians in our lives… These math beads are inspired by the Montessori Bead Material. The idea of the Bead Material is to help children understand numbers (particularly units, tens, hundreds and thousands), to quantify, to create complex numbers (3, 4, 5- digit numbers), as well as understand that each…

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