Math

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Early math skills in storytime? You bet! I also include projects that encourage children to be active participants in their learning. Cognitive play, encourages the development of language and subsequent early literacy skills.

 It is my goal to create projects that you can easily duplicate at home; thus, extending your child's learning experiences. I hope to see you and your children soon. If you cannot make it on Twilight Tales on Monday nights, I hope that you will  stop by the library to say hi.

 

Texas Bluebonnets

As many of you already know bluebonnets are the Texas state flower. Today, in Toddle Time, we had fun learning  the Texas Bluebonnet song.  If you were not able to attend, or would like to extend your experience, I have included resources below.  The best time to see the bluebonnets is during the month of April, but you still might be able to find a few patches here or there. 

Bluebonnet song

1 Little, 2 little, 3 little bluebonnets.
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bluebonnets.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bluebonnets.
10 little bluebonnets standing tall!

Basic Math Concepts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many children's songs and fingerplays help reinforce basic math concepts. Whenever possible, I incorporate objects that the children can count or other  visual images such as graphs. This not only makes the information easier for children to understand but also allows me to introduce vocabulary. 

At home, parents can help their children by creating activities and games to talk about math. Take children on a nature walk and allowing them to collect items such as, small stones, sea shells or leaves.

Fun With Math

Fingerplays  and songs are a great way to help children learn basic math concepts.  Here is one that I will be using in my storytime during the Spring season.

Math Storytime

Children's books provide a fun and interesting way to reinforce basic concepts. In this week's Family Storytime (Atascocita Branch) we had fun with math.  I realized that the statement, "fun with math," may seem like an oxymoron to those of you who do not like math. However, it has been my experience, that children actually enjoy math when they experience it in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

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