Use building blocks to create some picture cards of models and patterns for kids to copy! A great maths activity for preschoolers that can be simplified for toddlers and extended for school age children.
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Use coloured beads, pipe cleaners, numerals and play dough to set up an exciting counting and sorting maths activity for kids. This is also great for fine motor development and the finished creations can be made into permanent resources for future maths games.
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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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Create a simple yet stimulating baby play area using open-ended toys made from natural materials and incorporating some philosophies from Montessori and Reggio thinking.
When baby Bean was newborn we put together a baby play space based on Reggio ideas of simplicity, light and real materials, and that included
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Create a travel size treasure basket for carrying in your bag to keep your baby busy and playful while out and about! Based on the Montessori and Reggio principles of heuristic play (playing with everyday objects), these baskets promote curiosity, open-ended thinking and plenty of investigative skills! Continue reading Travel Size Baby Treasure Basket!