Content tagged "pre-math skills"

Three "Bs" in Child Care: Blocks, Balls, and Books

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Some of the best toys for kids have been around for a long time. Blocks, balls, and books are simple, durable, and fun and can help children build skills....

The Manipulatives/Table Toys Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

A wide variety of materials used in child care and early education programs fall into the category of "manipulatives," including different types of building...

Math in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Math is everywhere, and it's more than just learning numbers. When children sort crayons by color, put puzzles together, build with blocks, count their...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Subtraction and Addition

Child Care Updated: September 18, 2015

Teaching preschool children about addition and subtraction should be fun and hands on, as opposed to just memorizing math facts such as 1 + 1 = 2 or 4 - 1 =...

Young Children's Developing Math Skills

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Child care providers often ask when children develop basic math skills. Children begin to learn some specific ways of thinking about mathematics in their...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: One-to-One Correspondence and Counting

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

When it comes to math, child care providers often emphasize counting. Counting involves memorizing the number words in the proper order (one, two, three,...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

One important part of teaching young children about math is helping them learn the concepts of “more than,” “less than,” and "equal to." These concepts are...

Basic Math Skills in Child Care: Creating Patterns and Arranging Objects in Order

Child Care Updated: September 10, 2015

Ordering, sequencing, and patterning are important foundational skills for mathematics. Child care providers can build young children's early math skills by...

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