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  • Over, Under, In, and Out: Spatial Relationship Activities for Preschoolers

    Above, below; in, out; in front of, behind—as adults, we become so familiar with these concepts it’s easy forget we once had to learn them! Preschool age is usually when spatial concepts begin to solidify, which means it’s a perfect time to begin teaching them properly. Understanding the spatial relationship of objects helps children grow their vocabulary and be able to describe what they see with more clarity: is a person standing in front of or behind a table? Is an object on the left or the right of a child? These are important ideas for communication.

    Preschool
  • Learning to Measure!

    Can toddlers do math? Teaching math to toddlers may seem pointless to some parents and teachers who think math concepts might be too difficult for toddlers to understand. However, children from birth to age three are in the most fertile period of their entire lives for cognitive development. Math for toddlers enhances not only their math understanding, but helps them to development important social-emotional and problem solving skills as well.

    Toddler Preschool
  • Summer Science Activities for Kids

    With summer just around the corner, science experiments are a wonderful way to get young children moving and learning! Preschool science activities foster children’s curiosity and inquiry skills. Hands-on science for kids allows children to explore this curiosity while absorbing the lessons in a lasting way.

    Preschool
  • Learning About Patterns

    Math for toddlers doesn’t have to be boring! Math activities for toddlers are a fun way to show young children that math is all around them and how to use it in everyday play. Preschool math books, like The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6, are a great resource for parents and teachers looking for exciting ways to bring math to their little learners.

    Preschool
  • Science Experiments You Can Eat!

    What’s better than learning? A nice snack afterwards! From how it’s made to what it’s made of, food offers a wide variety of science experiments for kids. There’s no better way to get children interested in science than by teaching them about the things they see every day. How is ice cream made? What allows vegetables to grow? Can you really fry an egg on the sidewalk? All of these questions are bursting with scientific possibilities with the fun promise of a treat at the end!

    Preschool
  • Building Number Sense

    Most of us learned about mathematics long before we began writing out equations and analyzing word problems. Math for toddlers is not complex arithmetic or even simple addition and subtraction; rather, it is learning what numbers are and how they are used. This idea is called number sense. Math activities for preschoolers focus on basic counting, what different numbers mean, which numbers are more and which are less, and how numbers are used in everyday situations. The knowledge that three blocks is the same number as three balls or three trucks is vital to learning more advanced math and can be exciting and mind-blowing to young children.

    Toddler Preschool
  • Fun with Sorting

    Math is often portrayed as a scary thing. Many see it as an obstacle that students must overcome on the path to learning, a necessary evil. Even parents and teachers may think of math only as complex formulas and rule memorization, but math, especially early math, can be much simpler. So simple, in fact, children begin learning it long before they reach school. Math for toddlers consists of hearing numbers and learning to apply them. The primary way this is done is with sorting.

    Infant Toddler Preschool
  • Science for Any Age

    It is important to nurture an interest in science at an early age. Science activities for infants encourage children’s natural curiosity, and brain games for toddlers teach them to think critically about what they learn. Learning activities for infants and toddlers are fun additions to the classroom that lay a strong foundation for scientific thinking.

    Infant Toddler
  • Simple Science Experiments for Kids

    Science projects for preschoolers are a great way to include STEM education in your classroom. Combining fun with learning, preschool science activities help develop the skills of your little learners early on, giving them the developmental head start they need. Everyday Discoveries, by Sharon MacDonald, is a wonderful resource full of “amazingly easy” science experiments for kids that you can share with your students today!

    Preschool
  • 3 Math Games Preschoolers Will Love

    Math preschool activities are a fun and exciting way to share math with your preschoolers. Count on Math, by Pam Schiller and Lynne Peterson, is a wonderful resource book, filled with math for preschoolers that will help your learners develop their early math skills.

    Preschool

Our collection of math activities for toddlers, infants and preschoolers was created by award-winning authors, and were designed specifically for teachers charged with shaping and fostering early childhood education. These educational activities place an emphasis on learning through open-ended play and exploration. Our library of activities can be easily tailored to inspire preschoolers to think in patterns, learn how to classify objects, and view math as a playful adventure.

At home, parents can engage their children in fun math activities for toddlers and preschoolers with just a few household items. Because preschoolers learn best by using their bodies to explore the world around them, Gryphon House activities are based on making learning basic math principles fun and interactive. 

Teaching math to kindergartners, toddlers and preschoolers can be accomplished through investigative play and following the scientific method to uncover how the world works. Connect with us on Facebook for the latest math activities for preschoolers and early childhood education news. 


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