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21 Circle Time Games For Preschool That Actually Work

In preschool fun and engaging circle games can teach many crucial skills that children can then use to deepen their play. Eye contact, turn-taking, understanding emotions, and listening are all key skills in life. The benefits of short, snappy, fun circle games that really work cannot be overestimated. However, there seem to be so many …

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16 Brilliant Geoboard Math Activities With Pictures

Geoboards are one of the ultimate resources. They are great for even extremely young children. One of my daughters could use one brilliantly when she was only one. They can be used from that age until they are probably at least eight or nine. They develop great fine motor, concentration, and a range of imagination …

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17 Fantastic Ideas To Teach Rote Counting

One of the core skills that makes up the foundation of early math, is the ability to rote count. Rote counting is simply saying the numbers in order, usually starting with one, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. It does not mean counting objects, or counting actions, although it is connected to these skills. …

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Symmetry Activities For Kids – 10 Hands-On Ideas With Pics

The concept of symmetry is something that young children can begin to explore through practical activities, even before they can really put into words what it is. It is definitely better to start with experimentation with objects, rather than give them symmetry worksheets, printables or folding pictures. What are the best symmetry activities for kids? …

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Washing Line Math Activities – 20 Ideas With Pics

Washing lines are a fantastic and simple resource to develop maths skills in a fun and play-based way. Children really enjoy pegging things on lines: it is great for their gross and fine motor skills, as well as benefitting their communication and teamwork skills. Over ten years in the early years I have used washing …

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30 Preschool Ball Games For The Whole Curriculum

Ball games are fantastic for learning, and can help develop skills across the whole curriculum. Some children are excited by ball games more than anything else, so the more you can tap into this natural enthusiasm the better. These games develop teamwork, coordination, listening, and can also help skills in maths, literacy and investigation. What …

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Math Circle Time Games – The Essential Guide (20 Ideas)

Want to improve your kids’ math skills? Children really enjoy fun math circle games, and they develop lots of skills during them that they can then transfer and apply in their play and in their lives. Some of the best math circle games use puppets, songs, or simple props to bring them to life. Having …

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Teach counting back from a given number – 14 games

Learning to count forwards is the first priority for children. It is also something they experience more in their lives, and so naturally more important and easier to grasp. But when they have become confident at counting forwards, you can then teach the important skill of counting backwards. You start to teach counting backwards by …

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Counting Songs That Count Up – Why? 10 Top Songs

Ever noticed that most counting songs count backwards? For example, in Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer, every time you sing a verse one man flies away. Or in Ten Fat Sausages every time you sing one sausage explodes!? For some reason the culture of counting songs is based primarily around the concept of …

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Using Puppets To Teach Maths – Top 14 Activities

Many of us will have experienced that sense of awe that a puppet can generate. Children are not always massively bothered about listening to what the grown up is about to say, but a puppet – well, that’s quite a different story! I really do find it like magic. They sit and stare when the …

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