math

February 24, 2017

12 Benefits of Marble Runs

      Marble runs are great for open-ended building. They’re an example of a STEM toy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). And, they’re a lot of fun, both for the kids and the adults. But, what are the benefits to marble runs, besides fun the whole family can enjoy?   […]
February 12, 2017

What is a playful learning activity?

A playful learning activity occurs when children learn through play. It’s something children enjoy doing and are able to explore and be creative on their own. There are often very few directions or guidelines because it’s an open-ended activity. The activity in this picture is a playful learning activity because: […]
January 20, 2017

Will it fit?

The ability to make size comparisons is an important skill to have for success in math. It’s also important to be able to experiment, which also happened with this activity. Buddy Boy (1yo) was interested in seeing if things fit in various openings, so I made him a box to […]
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