counting

playing with money: counting, wrapping, estimating coins
July 5, 2011 14 comments

playing with money: counting, wrapping, estimating coins

This week our Smart Summer Challenge theme is Government–and what better way to start the week off than by playing with money? Okay, so we really started the week off ...

cars 2: what you should do before you see the movie
June 29, 2011 20 comments

cars 2: what you should do before you see the movie

Ka-CHOW! Have plans to see Cars 2 anytime this summer? Want to know how you can throw in a little bit of learning–and I mean a little bit–before you hit ...

using the weather forecast for sneaky math learning
June 12, 2011 10 comments

using the weather forecast for sneaky math learning

We are huge weather fans over here. Looking at the day’s forecast has become a regular part of our morning ever since the kids were really little. Though our family ...

quick trick: how to use recyclables with kids--get fun, crafty, creative
June 8, 2011 39 comments

quick trick: how to use recyclables with kids–get fun, crafty, creative

With summer right around the corner and kids home a lot more than usual, many of us need to keep a few tricks in our back pocket for rainy days ...

number boxes 2.0
May 12, 2011 9 comments

number boxes 2.0

It’s so important for kids to practice one-to-one correspondence with counting, and there are about 60 million ways of doing it. Whether it’s as simple as singing One, two, buckle ...

new for us friday: leapster explorer camera and video recorder
December 10, 2010 7 comments

new for us friday: leapster explorer camera and video recorder

It’s late, I know, for anymore holiday recommendations, but this one is totally worth mentioning. This New For Us Friday has blown our family away with its complete and utter ...

clothespin number and letter match-up game
October 13, 2010 8 comments

clothespin number and letter match-up game

Always on the hunt for cool ways of sneaking in a little bit of learning for my kiddos, early this summer I found these cool Clothespin Number and Letter Match-Up ...

domino parking lot = dot counting and parking
October 5, 2010 5 comments

domino parking lot = dot counting and parking

Figuring out how to handle Maddy’s homework time has been a real challenge for me in that I’ve had to dig up some really exciting–engaging–activities for Owen and Cora to ...

fun fall grid games = math and literacy learning!
September 28, 2010 No Comment

fun fall grid games = math and literacy learning!

We love grid games over here. It doesn’t matter what’s on the board, what we use to count spaces, or what we use as place holders; my kids will play ...

coin counting and skip counting
August 20, 2010 3 comments

coin counting and skip counting

Our summer took a crazy turn about two weeks ago when we learned that Maddy needed to have a tonsillectomy before the end of the summer. With just a few ...

adding practice with street sign math
July 29, 2010 1 comment

adding practice with street sign math

Today, we hit the road a bit, to a new-for-us library to hang out with some friends and learn about 4-H and county fairs and then to (our fave!) Ikea ...