Picking Up Patterns

The ability to reproduce and create patterns is an early math skill that we adults can encourage in young children. Patterns occur throughout mathematics, but children’s first experiences with patterns are with objects rather than numbers. Children between the 3 …

Sensational Sand

You’ve probably noticed – in your yard or at the playground – how much your child likes to dig in the sand. Sand is great fun, but it’s also a wonderful material for learning. Children learn mathematical and scientific concepts …

The Power of Play

Have you ever heard someone remark about an early childhood program – even ours, perhaps – “All the children do there is play”? At good early childhood programs there is a lot of play – and there should be! Years …