2 years ago I started Little Adventures Preschool with a handful of children coming to my home twice a week. Our math time was anything but consistent. I bought a zillion books on math activities and things to work on, but each day was its own isolated math activity that didn't build on any previous knowledge or lead in to any big understandings.
Half way into the school year (in December) I decided to spring for a math curriculum so that I could feel confident that the preschoolers I was working with would be developing the math understanding they needed. I started asking all my teacher friends their thoughts on different programs. Most of the programs started with a Kindergarten "level" and I didn't think twice about starting there until I looked through the TouchMath PreK Program. Start with kindergarten? What was I thinking? There is SO much more to learn about math in the preschool years than I even realized!
|Reading "The Napping House" to introduce a quantity of 1.|
|Making Equal Sets|
|Identifying Ordinal Numbers (an introductory topic not meant for mastery)|
|Running "Near" and "Far"|
|Which item doesn't belong?|