Mathematical activities for parents and their children ages 2 to 5, in a free printable booklet by Carol Sue Fromboluti and Natalie Rinck, edited by Diane Magarity with illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson.
For parents and caregivers, this publication focuses attention on children's early lives before they enter school. Contents include:
- Preface - why this booklet? - Introduction - how to use the booklet - What is Mathematics? - big concepts in mathematics and some general strategies for helping children learn them - Activities for Your Day - math activities that might easily fit into everyday routines, including:
Getting Up in the Morning Waiting at the Doctor's Office or Other Places Around the House Games for More Than One Child
- Appendix - children's books on math topics; Web sites, CD-ROMs, and other resources that deal with math - References - for adults
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