Inspiring Ideas to Support Early Maths and Literacy
Stories, rhymes and everyday materials
Inspiring Ideas to Support Early Maths and Literacy takes a play-based approach and draws on popular stories and rhymes to cover the key areas of mathematics and literacy. Full of practical, tried and tested ideas for developing understanding in mathematics and literacy, this book aims to help practitioners make these areas of learning exciting and meaningful for young children.
Each chapter shows how learning can be reinforced and brought to life through resources made from everyday materials, providing children with an enjoyable and positive learning experience. Key features include:
• clear instructions and full colour photographs on how to make practical resources for indoor and outdoor environments
• vocabulary lists for inspiration and ideas for developing a new play space or overhauling an existing space
• key questions to consider when planning and designing an indoor or outdoor play space
• links to the Early Years Foundation Stage that will guide the development of a future playground and challenge providers to enhance their practice.
This practical resource will be essential reading for primary teachers, early years practitioners, students and all those interested in developing young children’s confidence in mathematics and literacy.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Paper Ware 2. Bags, Boxes and Cardboard Tubes 3. Hair Related 4. Number Lines 5. Don’t throw this away 6. Useful Resources
"This practical resource will be essential reading for primary teachers, early years practitioners, students and all those interested in developing young children’s confidence in mathematics and literacy." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
"The ideas are tried and tested, with clear instructions and colour photos to help guide practitioners through how to make and use resources to help children develop their maths and literacy skills." - Martine Horvath, EYE
"'Inspiring Ideas' takes a play-based approach to maths and literacy, drawing on popular stories and rhymes to cover areas of learning." - Teach Early Years"Early maths and literacy concepts are the cornerstone for later learning. This book provides a plethora of ideas to engage all learners." -Stephen Parsons (Speech Language Therapy Team Manager at City and Hackney Teaching PCT and author) and Anna Branagan (Clinical Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at City and Hackney Teaching PCT and author)