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Monday, July 25, 2011

EnLIGHTening math!

Im not one to push academics (and this blog IS about full on play), but when my child shows interest in something, I might set up an inspiring invite to play off of that interest.  He absolutely HATES letters (and Im ok with that - he's 2), but he LOVES numbers and counting.  Today as he played and I sat with him as an "active-only-when-he-invites-me" observer, I noticed that he was counting everything.  Too cute!  He also brought out his number plates during snack time today.  Seen here:


So, as he slept, I set up and invitation for him.  After nap time, he saw the invitation and went on his merry way to other activities.  LOL  My outlook on any invitation (particularly "academic" ones) is - 'if he visits it, great....if not, that's ok".   Then, just as we were transitioning to something else he said "wait mommy, I need to do this".

<side note:  I know it is not Halloween, but he was playing with these gems and shapes today, so I thought I would use them.>

I used a translucent drawer organizer, number stickers (from Walmart), and Halloween gems and shapes (from Michaels Craft Store).  There is no rhyme or reason to the numbers I chose - I just wanted it to be fun for him.  :)

 Counting out bats

 Interesting that he only counted the bats and ghosts and didn't use any gems

- AK


  1. Where did you get the translucent drawer organizer? Thanks for the idea?

  2. Where did you get the great light table?

  3. Love this! I'm your newest follower and looking forward to many more of your great ideas.

  4. I love math manipulatives ! Anything that helps my kids learn while entertaining them at the same time is great.

  5. what do you mean by "set up and invitation for him"


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