White Line Pebble Maths
It’s hard not to be inspired by pebbles. You pick them up, you look at them and they speak silently to you in ways that words can’t describe. They are inexplicably powerful. Sometimes one ends up in your pocket. Other times they get dropped and moved around by our actions as well as that of the waves, rivers and other geomorphological processes. Some pebbles have white lines – bands of quartz – within them. Jessica’s Nature Blog has some fine examples. In the above photo, you can see that I…
I like this hands-on approach to maths; great for those outdoor learners ~ this link opens up to an article on Kindergarten Math but so many of the activities can be adapted to younger children, like the leaf activity pictured here.
30+ Things to Do with a Hundred Chart
[Photo by geishaboy500 (CC BY 2.0).] Are you looking for creative ways to help your children study math? Even without a workbook or teacher's manual, your kids can learn a lot about numbers. Just spend an afternoon playing around with a hundred chart (also called a hundred board or hundred grid). My free 50-page PDF…
Learn Through Movement – Number Hunt
This week I am taking part in a series with some of my favorite kids websites, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and Train Up a Child. We will be talking about different ways kids can Learn Through Movement. Parents and teachers are always looking for ways to make learning more engaging and fun for kids. One way to do this is by connecting learning with movement activities. When kids are learning through movement, they are having more fun than they would learning passively and their motivation to…
Inspiration and action to change an outdoor space
This week is National School Grounds Week! What better way to celebrate than to share a good news story! At the end of March, one reader, Joanne Cowan, got in touch to ask permission to use some of the photos
We're back! Update on Math Learning and Activities!
We're back! Well, sort of. Just before our big move the motherboard on my computer died! I have luckily taken many photos with my phone that...
Home - New Horizons Preschool
A school for innovative early education New Horizons Preschool is an independent private preschool and our quality learning program for 3 to 5 year old children is unique to Tasmania. Our individualised program brings a strong sense of learning, … Continue reading →
OUTDOOR MARK MAKING. NUMBERS, LETTERS AND MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS. - Worms Eye View
The weather has been amazing the past week or so and we are truly making the most of it. Every morning the door is opened wide and the children choose to be outside for a good 90% of the day. I am having a battle at the moment over sun hats which I seem to […]