Duration: 2 hours
Accreditation Standards: 1 and 2
What do you know about preschool children and math? Recent research tells us children are naturally curious about math and numbers in the world around them. We already know that young children love to learn by doing, engaging their minds, connecting with their senses and tapping into their enthusiasm. Therefore, the key to getting children excited about math and numbers is to make it fun.
Participants will learn about new research findings that will enhance their knowledge about teaching preschool children math. This interactive workshop will challenge participants to think about the many ways they can encourage children to play with numbers, counting and math throughout the day. Facilitators will lay out the essential elements that support the introduction of numbers and math in an early learning setting. They will also introduce a collection of fun, hands-on games and activities that children will enjoy and that engage educators as play partners.