Guess what, y’all? We’re just about to wrap up Winter Wonderland and that means hello Dinosaur Dig! I’m so excited to get started with next month’s theme.
In the meantime, we’ve been talking about teaching math and sharing our experiences. And of course don’t forget to check out last year’s post about Math Workboxes for Little Kids here.
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If you’ve been around for a while, then you probably already know that we’re using Mother Goose Time for preschool this year. We used it last year and loved it too. It’s curriculum in a box delivered to our door every month and we don’t have to do a thing. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Each month, the blog ambassadors choose a focus topic and this month it’s all about math & reasoning skills for little kids.
One of the best things about this curriculum is that we get two sets of manipulatives to explore each and every month. The little guy loves them. I love them. Oh, and did I mention that they’re all kinds of awesome for teaching preschool math skills?
There are so many things that little kids can learn just from playing with manipulatives like these blocks from Mother Goose Time.
We spent time counting the blocks as well as putting the correct number of blocks on each of our counting cards.
Shapes & Spatial Awareness
We talked about what shape the blocks were (cubes) and worked together to stack them as high as we could, which just happens to be great for building problem-solving skills too.
Patterns, Sorting, and Sequencing
We made patterns, for example, red, blue, red (ABA) or yellow, yellow, green, yellow (AABA). We also sorted the blocks by color.
We lined up the blocks and used them to measure how many blocks long and how many blocks wide our counting cards were.
And the crazy thing is that we managed each and every one of those things with just a set of manipulatives. What’s not to love about that? I mean, seriously. I wouldn’t trade this curriculum for anything. It’s completely changed our lives.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Winter Wonderland theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, you can check it out here.
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