If you need some ideas of what math activities to do with your child(ren) at home, go to the header above on this blog and select an age, or topic! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on the comment section or email me at momatlearningmathwithmomdotcom (spelling this all out because of spammers).
If you would like to have a checklist handy for the summer, here are two resources for you to use:
- Summertime Tips for Preparing Kids to Enter Kindergarten from AZ First Thing First http://www.azftf.gov/WhatWeDo/Impacting/Documents/Preparing%20Kids%20to%20Enter%20Kindergarten.pdf
- Getting Kids Ready For School With PBS KIDS from PBS.org http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/starting-school/getting-kids-ready-for-school/
Do you also want a chart, or schedule, as a friendly reminder during the summer? Go to this link to see charts to set up your day by topic for different age ranges!
Something To Think About:
There are plenty of things at the stores and online that you can buy and do with your child at home. This blog focuses on things that you might already have at home that you can use, so learning at home does not need to be expensive. From the checklists though, I hope you see that just talking to your children and pointing things out to them about numbers, colors, shapes, letters, and reading to them are just the fundamentals of getting your child(ren) ready for learning.
Remember, learning should not be a race to see who gets there first, it is actually about getting there. Learning should be enjoyable and relevant to the child’s world. Once the child sees how math is a part of his/her world, the mathematics becomes that more interesting to learn.