Category Archives: math

Counting with Ghosts: A Preschool Story and Craft

Our little preschool book club of two had some Halloween fun this afternoon with Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell. I adore this story, because, while it seems a little scary at first (a witch scares a group of ghosts … Continue reading

Fall Crafts, Math Learning and More at The Studio

I have a secret that I can finally tell you.  I’ve been crafting and creating and then writing my little heart out over the past 6 weeks, at a place other than my blog. I am so excited to be … Continue reading

Virtual Book Club for Kids: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids’ author is Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Amy has authored a long list of wonderful books.  We chose to focus this month, on This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations. I love books that enrich my … Continue reading

Learning With Pinkalicious and The Pink Drink

You know we love Pinkalicious, right?  My daughter was thrilled to find Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, by Victoria Kann, at the library. I was thrilled when I realized how much math is in this book and my mind started … Continue reading

Review: More Starfall

My kids have long been fans of  Starfall, a free website for preschoolers and early elementary aged kids that teaches reading and language skills. Starfall also has additional content on their More Starfall component, which consists of more … Continue reading

Hands-On Math Learning For Kindergarten and First Grade

I am all about making math fun for my 6 year old this year, so I’ve taken the various math concepts we will be focusing on and turned to the fabulous Mommas of the internet blogging world to share their … Continue reading

Review of Time4Learning

For the past month, we’ve been using Time4Learning for math for my 8 year old. The whole Time4Learning program was recommended by a friend who remarked at how independently her kids could work with this program. That appealed to me, … Continue reading

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Cupcake Math: Odd vs. Even Numbers and Skip Counting

My daughter and I had so much fun doing math today, I am still marveling at how easy it was to get her interested and engaged. Hint: cupcakes were involved. So, here’s what we did.  We baked cupcakes, which of … Continue reading

What comes 1st? Learning Ordinal Numbers

To teach my daughter about ordinal numbers, we did a quick activity that really drove home the concept of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. I used a poster we had with this information on it and cut it apart … Continue reading

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Learning Coin Values

We have two fun activities that we’ve been using for quite some time to learn coin values:  a file folder game and a coin sorting tray. Coin Values File Folder Game Ok, I must warn you, the front of this … Continue reading

Geometric Fun With Geoboards

When kids are ready to move beyond the basic geometric shapes of triangle, square, and so on, geoboards are a fun way to go.  To introduce my 6 year old to hexagons, pentagons, and more, I set up a tray of … Continue reading

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Shopping Game for Learning Letters, Numbers and Sight Words

Here’s a little game we played in the grocery store today, although you could play it in any store or at home. My 3 1/2 year old is working on recognizing letters and numbers and my 6 year old is … Continue reading

Indoor Sandbox: Learning to Count

Here’s our latest super fun “toy”, the one all three kids want to play with:  Our Indoor Sandbox.  In this post, I am going to show you how my 3 1/2 year old had fun with it.  Coming soon, I’ll … Continue reading

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