Tag Archives: little kids

Skip counting or word skipping?

We like games at our house, but there are rules that one has to follow when using them.  And the rules are not just for playing the games (those we actually often modify at will), but there are also rules … Continue reading

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Why not count on our fingers?

Translated from this post by Jane Kats. I would love to know the source of the very prevalent idea that counting on your fingers is bad. Our school is currently teaching counting and basic arithmetic using a ruler, i.e., a … Continue reading

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The Piaget Phenomenon

I am very excited to let you know that I am now collaborating with the amazing Jane Kats and that translations of her insightful and inspirational posts will now regularly appear on my blog under the tag “Jane Kats”.  Among … Continue reading

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Counting Geese

Zoe, grandma, and grandpa were walking in the park.  They noticed a flock of geese by the pond.  “There are so many geese!” Zoe exclaimed.  “How many geese are there?” asked grandma.  Zoe began counting, carefully pointing to each goose … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

As a typical 2.5 year old, Zoe really likes the word “myself”.  This gets applied to everything, from opening doors to putting on clothes to riding her bike.  In particular, I get to hear it multiple times in quick succession … Continue reading

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String theory and practice

Part I: Zoe Zoe really liked her aquamarine pants with two strings. She liked playing with the strings, and she liked counting them: one, two.  Then, one day, she pulled a little too hard on one of the strings, and … Continue reading

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Subitizing, Counting, and Rearranging

Zoe really likes playing bingo. Today, after we finished a game, I decided to take advantage of the pretty blue chips to conduct a little experiment. Here it is (mostly in pictures). M: How many chips are there? Z: One … Continue reading

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