numbers

paper plate puzzles: fun number learning for kids
October 14, 2013 2 comments

paper plate puzzles: fun number learning for kids

The following guest post is written by mom of five, Annette of Tips From a Typical Mom.   Annette covers everything under the sun on her blog, and it’s all ...

counting, identifying, and writing numbers during play
May 23, 2012 8 comments

counting, identifying, and writing numbers during play

One of the things I believe in strongly is that any time can be a great time to sneak in some sort of learning. Whether it’s counting the candies in ...

quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5
May 10, 2012 19 comments

quick trick: how to teach kids to write number 5

Many, many children I know have a difficult time learning to write number five. Actually many children I know have a difficult time writing many of the numbers because they ...

number hunt 2.0: hide, seek, and name numbers!
March 20, 2012 8 comments

number hunt 2.0: hide, seek, and name numbers!

My sweet Cora has had some trouble with identifying numbers–especially those tricky teens. So I pulled out one of Maddy and Owen’s faves from a few years back, printed out ...

ways to make math learning FUN! (& Kindle giveaway!)
January 17, 2012 2 comments

ways to make math learning FUN! (& Kindle giveaway!)

For some kiddos, math IS fun. Adding is awesome.  Subtracting is super-cool.  Practicing multiplication or division facts in their little heads is the stuff of dreams.  Contests and quizzes–Mad Minutes ...

best of teach mama countdown: #6 -- learning with recyclables
January 7, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #6 — learning with recyclables

One of these days I’m going to share where and how we store the recyclables that we manage to save from the big blue bin over here. But until then, ...

quick and easy math game: strike it out!
December 7, 2011 9 comments

quick and easy math game: strike it out!

I’m always on the hunt for ways to make math more fun over here, especially since math is not my forte. So when Maddy came home with ‘play game with ...

new for us friday: LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Octopus (& giveaway!)
November 26, 2011 47 comments

new for us friday: LeapFrog Peek-A-Shoe Octopus (& giveaway!)

As much as I have had a ton of success with LeapFrog products and love nearly everything LeapFrog, I knew that I needed to outsource a bit when it came ...

math bingo: fun ways to play with numbers
November 9, 2011 14 comments

math bingo: fun ways to play with numbers

I’m on a constant search for ways to make math fun and a natural part of the day for my kiddos. Especially Maddy. Though she has made great strides in ...

window writing: spelling word and letter practice
September 28, 2011 11 comments

window writing: spelling word and letter practice

Who knew that window writing would be so much fun? Maddy has been window-writing for the last few weeks to study her spelling words, and Cora has jumped on board ...

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids
August 15, 2011 3 comments

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids

After our crazy-successful Smart Summer Challenge, I needed a little week-long offline vay-cay to say the least! Our Smart Summer Challenge was a smashing success (woo-hoo!), but blogging daily for ...