The key to coming up with great ideas for math in early childhood is to focus on mathematical thinking. What will get your child to using math in play? Whether your child is sorting different sizes or colors of flowers into vases or graphing a set of bottle caps, your child is building the skills to think and learn about mathematical concepts.
Here are some ways we encourage mathematical thinking...
We explored a little boxcar math and decorated our boxcars for our train station in preschool!
A wonderful use of all the math tokens we have been collecting throughout the year in our preschool classroom!
The preschoolers got a giggle out of comparing who was taller and who was shorter than the flower!
I have been playing around with rice bottles to see what I can do to make them both fun and educational. I love all the different versions of rice bottle,
I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work