Sunday, August 24, 2008

Five places for math

Today, here are my five favorite places to get info on math.....

Learning math games
Building Vocabulary with Word Games
Math Learning
PBS Kids
Lesson Math Games Demos

For instance, here's a piece on classification skills.

Classification skills, or sorting skills, is another one of those cross-training skills that, when developed, help children in math, reading, and general logical thought process development.

It is one of the most important skills for creating a real thinker. When children begin to classify objects (matchbox cars), sounds ( loud/soft, man-made/machine), flavors (salty, bitter, sweet) , or concepts ( real/make-believe) into categories according to traits they have in common, they begin to develop the ability to make connections. This is the precursor to logical thinking, and the ability to make predictions about the world around them.

Do your kids not like math? Find out if they've developed a bit of math anxiety.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Five favorite learning websites language arts

Here in 2008,
we have it really great,
Here for you are some learning websites
that really should turning up those lights.

(my ditty is not so pretty) still.

Learning with Word Games for kids
Building Vocabulary with Word Games
Spelling Test Games
PBS Kids
Lesson Games Demos
Blog Writing for parents

I started this meme in response to a post on learning fun for kids.