This is an interesting one. Have you ever heard of loose parts play? Loose parts play is an incredible resource for teaching early math skills. Learn all about loose parts play and their role in teaching math for your homeschool.
Loose parts play teaches young learners math skills in a way that promotes critical thinking and inquiry, both of which are necessary for more advanced computation.
Using loose parts play can be used to encourage number recognition, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. Introduce experimentation and collaboration by combining math and loose parts play.
By being child-led, loose parts play supports emerging skills while allowing space and pace for self-discovery. You may want to watch for the best balance between your involvement as to make sure children are going at their own pace.
Check out how math and loose parts play can help you teach math to young learners in your homeschool from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
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