## 14 Math Drawing Games

This article will show you how to use a simple whiteboard and marker pen to play a drawing game that can be developed and extended to use at any level or any age to practice and improve your maths skills. I developed this game when I taught year 2 so the children I was working …

## 4 Super Simple Toddler Science Experiments

Introduction Science education is essential to a child’s general development, starting from an early age. Through preschool science experiments, parents and teachers are able to cultivate natural curiosity in toddlers, boost their cognitive development, and provide a solid basis for future learning. Young kids gain a lot of intellectual, social, and emotional benefits from participating in …

## Child Writing Numbers Backwards? – This is Why

Is your child writing numbers backwards? Every child will reverse at least a few numbers when they are going through the process of learning to write. It’s a natural part of the learning process and is usually nothing to worry about. Typically, children who are at the early stage of learning to form their numbers …

## 10 Ways To Learn Counting By Twos

As an expert in teaching young children for over 10 years, I know how important it is for them to develop strong counting skills. One of the fundamental counting skills for children to learn is counting by twos. This skill not only helps them with basic math but also lays the foundation for more complex …

## 14 One More One Less Games

Being able to count one more and one less is a key concept in children’s mathematical development. In my twenty-year teaching career, I have seen the importance of young children first grasping how to count by rote in sequence before then moving on to learning one more or one less. (Source) It can sometimes take …

## 19 Counting By 2s Activities – Easy, Medium, (And Hard!)

Teaching children to count by 2s is a multi-step process. I have split it into three main phases, how to start, how to develop the skill, and how to practice it once children have mastered the process. I have tried out all the following strategies over the last ten years of my teaching career. Over …

## 19 Counting In 10s Activities – Introduce, Practice, Apply

Counting by 10s is a really important skill in life. To teach children this skill in the fastest and most effective way, it is wise to go through three phases. Put simply, start with the easiest activities where children are being introduced to rote counting in tens. Then move on to activities where children are …

## What Are Number Stories? The Essential Guide

You will find numbers stories in many different forms – you can teach them, you can read them in books, and you can experience them in life! They are a fantastic way of teaching number skills because they make learning real. They also link numbers to the world around us. But what are number stories? …

## Patterns Activities – 21 Ideas For Ages 3-7

Maths is full of patterns, as is the world around us. An understanding of simple patterns will later develop into children’s understanding of numbers and how the number system works! It is crucial to let young children experience patterns in many different ways. It should be multisensory – they should paint patterns, dance them, sing …