Counting and Maths Skills with Play Dough!

Set up a creative approach to developing early maths skills using play dough, matchsticks and wooden numerals! 

 I set out this mathematical Invitation to Play recently as a way to encourage some completely open-ended, hands on counting and number skills. If  you follow our Facebook page you may have seen

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Paper Plate Number Spinner!

Make an easy, fun resource for counting and number recognition using paper plates and foam number stickers! math number spinner paper plate counting As part of our new Playful Maths series we will be making some of our own numeracy resources for simple. fun

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Play Dough Learning Mats for Literacy and Numeracy Development

We all know that play dough is tactile, fun and great for all multi-sensory early developmental play. But it can also be used in creative, playful ways to promote early literacy and numeracy skills in a hands on way. There really is no need for worksheets when we have such a great resource to hand!

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Handprint Measuring and Number Lines!

Now that C has turned 3, she has shown a lot of interest in beginning to learn more letters, sounds, writing, counting and typical “preschool” skills. To celebrate that we are doing more projects together, totally lead by her interests, and in a 100% playful way! I have two new series starting on the blog

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Discovery Box 11: Pine Cones

A lovely blog reader, Gill, sent me a huge box of pine cones that she had collected from her garden in the hope that I would come up with something to do with them! I was thrilled as the girls have only got one measly pine cone in their treasure basket and I knew they

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