As it is nearly Halloween we have been enjoying lots of activities together this half term. Last year my Halloween blog focused on phonics and rhyming words and so this year I thought it would be good to have a maths focus. The following games are ones that we have had a lot of fun with, and enjoyed … [Read more...] about Halloween Maths Games
I wanted to write this blog last week, but with a hospital stay at the beginning of the week with Isabel, and then a hospital stay at the end of the week with Charlie it's been a bit manic here. Luckily they are both doing well now, it's just that horrible time of year and they are both vulnerable for … [Read more...] about Early counting, number recognition and number bonds to 10
We have been having a lot of fun over the last week, either staying at home or out and about. I wanted to put together some of the maths activities we have been doing that focus on problem solving. Isabel is really keen to count and is interested in numbers, but problem solving is a great way to get her … [Read more...] about Problem Solving Maths Activities during the summer holidays
The last couple of weeks have been all about the days of the week. It started with Megan randomly saying the day such as "is it Wednesday? Is it nursery day?" She then started singing a days of the week song which they had been learning at nursery. A few days later we went to messy play for the first time … [Read more...] about Learning the days of the week – Early foundations for telling the time
We are lucky enough to live very close to the beach and so when everyone is feeling well we like to go down and spend a couple of hours playing on the sand and with the stones. The game we played this week can easily be replicated with some pebbles or stones that you can find in your garden or out and … [Read more...] about Maths on the Beach!
All of my blog posts so far have been about phonics. This is mainly because there are not many parent friendly phonics sites around and it is the one question I get asked a lot from friends. However I know that Maths is an area that some children can find hard to understand and sometimes it is hard to … [Read more...] about Maths – Simple addition and subtraction