Any Stellar Preschool Resource/Workbook Suggestions
Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:36 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:22 PM
We have the Kumon books too
Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:32 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:47 AM
I also got the Beginning Mathematical Reasoning book from Critical thinking company. I started the kinder one with my ds5 and I will start the 3 yr old one with my younger one as soon as we finish hooked on math learn to count. They look really good.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:50 AM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:22 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:58 PM
We have had very good success with Kumon. I think it is because we can choose by topic and level. Being able to get specific gives us a more successful selection to tailor to my daughter.
Although they may be a little extra, I think Kumon are a good vale considering the fun and results. My DD loves the maze, cutting, pasting, and folding books. We have had less success with tracing books for letters and numbers, which I think is due to my daughters weak grip and perfectionism.... that is another story.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:02 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:20 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:30 PM
wow, thanks so much all. My daughter is 2 1/2, am I starting to young for these types of workbooks? I'm sure it is somewhat child depend, but what's your experience been as a good age to start?
Big Skills and Kumon start at age 2 so you are fine using them at her age. The rod and staff you will want to hold off on because that is better for an older 3 or 4 yr old since it is actually their kindergarten.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:31 PM
There were a few ideas of things to focus on in one of the early chapters of TWTM, you might give that chapter another read.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:38 PM
You could also just draw some lines, shapes, etc. on paper and have her trace them or color and cut them out. I do that with my 3yo in a pinch.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 11:47 PM
I also like the Zaner Bloser handwriting page you can print off the enchanted learning website.
I also like the Early Bird math books from Singapore Math.
Other than that, I just love lots of hands-on math games (Peggy Kaye's books are great for ideas), free play with art materials, learning manipulatives (puzzles, games, blocks, etc.)