ERIC Number: ED430734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins. Mathematics: Mathematical Activities for Parents and Their 2- to 5-Year-Old Children.
Fromboluti, Carol Sue; Magarity, Diane, Ed.; Rinck, Natalie
Noting children's inclination for things mathematical, this booklet of activities was written to help parents: use home activities to challenge their children's minds; to help parents and children enjoy mathematics; and to help parents ask their children questions that will get them thinking. The activities in the booklet require no special equipment or detailed planning, and can be incorporated into children's daily routines. The activities are intended to promote the learning and development of the "whole child," and build language skills, thinking and problem-solving abilities, social skills, large and small motor development, and general knowledge, as well as mathematics skills. Following directions for proceeding at the child's own pace, the booklet begins with an introduction to the big concepts in mathematics, with some general strategies for helping children learn them. The booklet then presents the suggested mathematics activities for specific areas of the daily routine: "Getting Up in the Morning,""At the Grocery Store," and "Meal Time." Activities in each section are marked as to level of difficulty. The booklet's appendix lists children's books and other resources that deal with different math topics. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Mathematics Activities, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.