This has been the year that I have been looking to nature to provide me with the needed tools to teach math. Children are always drawn to anything that has to do with nature so it seems like a natural thing to incorporate it into some fun and engaging math activities.
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Go on a nature walk and look at the season to provide you with unlimited resources for engaging math activities.
Set up one nature math provocation this week.
Day Twenty nine
In preschool classrooms you will find a variety of pretend play tools, but today we are going to be talking about introducing your little one to real tools.
Real tools are far more interesting to young children which naturally leads children to be more positively and constructively invested in their use and in the classroom experience as a whole.
Set up a learning provocation that has at least one real tool in it.
Day Twenty six
When we place book in our learning environment we need to think about how that book is going to enhance the materials that we put it with.
Think about it this way would you place a book about insects in the dramatic play kitchen where there making pancakes or would you place a pancake cook book?
But we could place a book about insects next to a basket of insects and nature items. So that as children are turning the pages they can create what they see with the materials that have been placed with it. Make since.
Or you could place a book about bees and pollination with a provocation designed for children to explore the pollination process of bees.
Books take us to places that we cannot go.
Find a book that is in your collection that will spark children’s interest. Add materials along with that book to a shelf or table for children to explore.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.