Many homeschoolers focus on some level of memorization during the early years, when the brain is most malleable. By capitalizing on young children's incredible capacity to memorize, homeschoolers can establish pegs of knowledge which children can easily recall later in their education, when they are old enough to understand and process the meaning behind those facts.
Math is essential in life when you are cooking, buying groceries or paying bills but to a toddler or preschooler it can be as simple as who has more cookies!
As parents we read to our children but many of us neglect counting and other math concepts early on. Why? For some, math is something we think can be taught at a later age, but we are now learning that even babies are capable of learning math. So how do you teach the very young? Continue reading »