The 5 Math Skills Kids Need Before Learning Math Facts

Cpunting blocks paired with numbers

How do you know when your child is ready to learn basic addition and subtraction?  Well, there are five foundational math skills that children need to develop before they will be ready to learn addition and subtraction.  These skills are best learned by creating lots of opportunities to practice them and by you modeling each … Continue reading The 5 Math Skills Kids Need Before Learning Math Facts

Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Stirring meatballs on the stove

Do your kids help in the kitchen?  Have you thought about all the different skills you are teaching your kids when cooking together?   Obviously, learning to make food for themselves (and hopefully the whole family) is one, but they can also strengthen their fine-motor, direction following, math, reading, science, and safety skills!  In fact, if … Continue reading Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking