We love the game Bananagrams, which is essentially Scrabble without a board. We come up with lots of little activities to use the letters and work on our early literacy skills. The other day, we tried something new. As we were reading a book, we picked out an important word or two from each page … Continue reading Literacy Games: Bananagrams
Albert Einstein said, "Play is the highest form of research." This is most true when our children play with toys that allow them to create, experiment, and solve problems. Our three-year-old is enchanted with his wooden train set these days. He's developing his understanding of some basic engineering as he figures out where to place … Continue reading All Aboard!
Working with dice enhances number sense in young children by training them to look at a group of objects (the dots on the dice) and recognize how many are there without counting. As children grow familiar with these common arrangements, they increase their awareness of how numbers are composed -- two columns of three makes six, … Continue reading Snake Eyes!