Block play math and literacy
Making the most of water play


Open Mathematics considers children’s own emerging mathematics, which has no right or wrong answers. Children analyse, hypothesise and experiment and their own thinking is supported, nurtured and developed.
Research shows that early math skills may be a better indicator of later academic success than early reading skills. So how should teachers prepare young children for math education?
Puddles, spray bottles, garden sprinklers, and backyard wading pools bring back gleeful memories of childhood. It is simply fun to play in water.
When children play with blocks, they are practicing mathematical skills.
What learning opportunities are you offering the children in your setting? Do you have open ended activities?

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