Do you have memories of playing hand clap games as a child? I do! Now it’s my privilege to introduce them to my children. There are a lot of great reasons to teach hand clap games to your children. Here are 20 of the reasons I love teaching them to my children.
We’ve all been there. You are in the car for a trip or waiting in line at the grocery store or doctor’s appointment. I’m normally the mom who allows her children to find something to entertain themselves, but there are times when it’s difficult even for adults to be patient waiting in a confined space. Turn these times of waiting into learning opportunities with these fun math games to play in the car (or plane or train or line). They require no supplies and can be adapted for all ages. We’ve enjoyed them for years and have been surprised at the times our children have stumped us.
What’s so great about board books? They are wonderful for little hands with stiff page that are easy to turn and are more durable than books with paper pages. Reading board books to your child develops a love of learning early and introduces him to new vocabulary. It is also a great time to build relationships. Here are our favorite board books.
Young children are concrete thinkers. They need to see a concept before understanding it and moving on to the abstract level. This is especially true for math learning for young children. We often use snack time as an opportunity to sneak in some math learning. Who doesn’t love math when you can eat the manipulatives?
I remember looking at the papers spread before me as I prepared to cut out the lesson for the next day. I realized in that moment that I needed to find a new preschool curriculum. My daughter was four and I was spending more time cutting out the preschool lesson than she spent doing the activities! I began to look for a better alternative—one that would provide a solid foundation