Review of RightStart Mathematics - developing number sense through hands-on activities

Review of RightStart Mathematics. The lessons and hands-on activities help students develop a strong number sense and mathematical reasoning skills. I love how these lessons are well-planned and result in discovery, deep understanding, and mathematical conversations. Read more…

Math game board | Math and Movement | 8 different game boards in the complete set (also sold individually) covering basic addition through double-digit division

Math Game Boards for addition through division

I created a set of 8 digital math game boards that integrate physical movement with math skill practice in a fun and effective way, covering basic addition through double-digit division. Each level includes a full page of teaching tips, extra practice cards with answers, and a paper dice to fold into a 3-d cube. Read more…

Teaching Kids to Code using Scratch Jr | A review of the website, app, book, and game that help kids enjoy learning fundamental principles of coding

Teach kids to code using Scratch Jr, a fun, intuitive coding program. This is our review of the website, app, book, and game built around the Scratch system that helps kids (ages 5-7) enjoy learning fundamental principles of coding by designing and animating both characters and settings.  Read more…

Our experience using the RightStart Mathematics Curriculum | Let's work together to eliminate math anxiety!

Too many kids hate math because they’ve had negative experiences with it; they’ve often been forced to memorize something that didn’t make sense or wasn’t relevant or interesting. Programs like RightStart Mathematics help to eliminate this pervasive, crippling math anxiety. Here’s our experience with the curriculum. Read more…

Coding for Kids | our favorite websites (with lessons, games, and coding challenges), community activities, and free printables |

Coding for kids: our favorite websites, community resources, free printables, games, and activities that help even young kids enjoy learning coding skills.  Read more…

Our “creation station” is one of the most used learning centers in our homeschool area (which is actually our entire house!). I wrote about some of our fall craft activities here, if you’d like more inspiration for things to make with your kids at home. Paper Crafts We bought a couple Ed Emberley drawing books […] Read more…

Number Recognition Game for Preschoolers

I’ve recently been inspired to create activities to help Lil Dude with number recognition (1-10, mostly). Last week we made a number banner, and I wanted to build on the momentum gained from that experience. In an attempt to find another interactive, discovery-type learning activity for him, I came up with this “game in a box.” […] Read more…

number and letter recognition activities | a scavenger hunt to help preschoolers identify numbers in the world around them (rather than just on a worksheet)

Number and Letter Recognition Activities for Preschoolers My 2 year old has been learning his numbers and letters recently — a bit haphazardly, to be honest, but somehow he’s picking up the idea. Leapfrog’s DVDs Letter Factory and Numberland have been the most helpful instructional tool we’ve used for this. (You can read more about […] Read more…

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