This easy DIY number board can be used for children from zero to seven years, and beyond, to help them learn essential numeracy skills in a fun, hands on way. Here are some ways you can use it for learning opportunities, and instructions to help you make your own.
With words and art by Renée Treml, everything about this book is simply gorgeous. You will fall in love with the rhythmic writing and detailed artworks.
Being a nocturnal creature, poor wombat is trying to settle down for a morning sleep. Unfortunately, it’s the same time of day that all the birds wake up and call to one another. Will wombat ever be able to take a nap?
A story about friendship and sharing, “Mine!” is a fun book with bold, bright illustrations.
What first attracted me to this book was the title. As a primary school teacher and mother, I knew this book was going to be handy for teaching about sharing and compromising – the benefits of fairness and the consequences of greed.
When I turned to the first page of the story I was sold. “Fox was bored. Horse was bored.” The body language and facial expressions in the illustrations of these two quirky characters made me laugh out loud.
As fox and horse bicker, using language we have all heard children use, they learn that arguing won’t get you anywhere, but sharing and compromising just might. But sharing is not always simple either!
A gorgeous book with a clear message, child aged 2 and up will enjoy this book, and so will their parents.
Interactive books are wonderful, engaging learning tools for many reasons. Used with infants, you are catching their attention and engaging them in reading from birth and developing a love of books which may last a lifetime. Toddlers will love interacting with a book, moving tabs and opening flaps before they can read the words themselves. Older children too can enjoy the added hands on activities of interactive books.
Matthew Van Fleet’s book, ‘Colour Dog’ is one of these books which will engage children from birth until 5 years and beyond. With a variety of interactive elements, there is something to engage every child.
So your child is the right age to start school and you’ve decided they are ready socially, behaviorally and physically. Now for the next big decision, which school is right for your child and family? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the choices of great schools out there? Here are some things to look for and think about.
Has your child mastered the concept of addition but is finding subtraction a lot trickier to understand? This is very common for children in the first few years of primary school. Here are 7 fun activities you can do at home without too much extra time or money to help your child.
Does your little one enjoy nursery rhymes? The benefits of your child listening to, singing along and following actions with nursery rhymes are greater than you may have ever realised.
Children from a young age can help to set the table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are seven simple but essential mathematical concepts children can learn through helping to set the table.
The other day a friend looked at a gorgeous book we have in our son’s book collection and said ‘I don’t like books like this, there’s no story to read to my daughter’. I was so surprised! As a teacher, I have always enjoyed using books with no words. Apart from the fact that the illustrations are often stunning and can be enjoyable to share in themselves, there are so many benefits to reading picture books of this genre. Wordless picture books are particularly wonderful because they can be used with children of all ages.
Cutting up fruit and talking about it with your children is a great way to investigate the concept of fractions. The following are some questions you can ask your children to spark discussion and thinking about this.