Online math games, activities, and thinking involving first graders.
August 18, 2021
For over 50 years, millions of children have returned again and again to the books illustrated and written by Eric Carle. Kids can’t get enough of his colorful collages, animal characters, and rhythmic texts.
Children are naturally interested in birds, so springtime is the perfect opportunity for early childhood data collection activities. Here are some favorites, along with book recommendations.
Looking for new rekenrek activity ideas? Try voting with a rekenrek chart. In this video, we see a rekenrek chart used to solve a dilemma common to early childhood classrooms: choosing between two favorite books at story time.
A good sense of the number ten is critical for building young children’s reasoning strategies. Here we see kindergarteners making the number ten on a rekenrek, a tool with red and white beads in groups of 5s with 10 beads on each row.
Cooking with kids is a natural way to do math together. But we're not talking about turning meal preparation into a formal math lesson. Cooking together presents an opportunity that is more about noticing and wondering rather than teaching.
Instructional coaching is central to the Collaborative's professional development efforts. There is a lot to learn from what works and what doesn't when it comes to early childhood coaching strategies, particularly when focused on the teaching of early mathematics.
The Collaborative interviewed three Chicago-area early childhood teachers who spoke honestly about the challenges and rewards of teaching during the pandemic.
Stamping or imprinting with a homemade playdough recipe using everyday household items is an active way for children to explore the big ideas of shape.
David Purpura, PhD, of Purdue University describes his team's research and intervention designed around picture books and their effectiveness in homes.
En Español También. Putting groceries away is necessary work for families. Sharing this work with our children turns an everyday task into a hands-on shape activity.