Early Math Activity: Making Groups of Ten

Here's a quick and fun activity to introduce pairs that add to ten -- important math facts to memorize early!  We used our Unifix cubes, but Duplos, Legos, or any other connecting blocks would work as well. I made stacks of cubes for each of the numbers 1 through 9, including two stacks of 5, … Continue reading Early Math Activity: Making Groups of Ten

Working Lunch

When you work full-time and are also trying to teach your kids some stuff, you need to make good use of your time at home. Β For big brother and me, that often means doing a lot of learning while little brother takes his midday nap. Β Here's one example I call a "working lunch," where we … Continue reading Working Lunch

Get Yourself Some Unifix Cubes

... or something similar. These simple blocks are perfect for an endless variety of activities, particularly for math. Kids love the bright colors, and they stack together and come apart easily enough for little fingers. Β  Left to his own devices, my three-year-old began making groups of three with them the other day (supplemented with … Continue reading Get Yourself Some Unifix Cubes