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Near and Far

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Near and Far are two words that describe where you are in relation to something else. Developing an understanding of space and location is an important Pre-Math skill for preschoolers. As you run errands with your child this week, call out different places and things you pass and ask, “Is…
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Size and Magnify

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Size is a way that children can categorize and sort items. Sorting items into different categories like “big” and “small” is a pre-math skill that helps them observe and compare the world around them. This week as you read to-gether, run errands, or do chores around the house, have your…
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Oval and Rectangle

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Oval and Rectangle are two basic shapes. Continue to review basic shapes with your child and help them identify what makes each unique. To build critical thinking skills, look at the difference between these shapes in comparison to others. Ask questions such as: “How does an oval differ from a…
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Enormous and Miniscule

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Size is a way that children can categorize and sort items. Sorting items into different categories like “big” and “small” is a pre-math skill that helps them observe and compare the world around them. Expand on “big” and “small” by introducing the words of the week. Help your child find…
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Pentagon and Angle

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Why are shapes and colors among the first things that we teach our children? It’s because they are things we can easily find and recognize all around us and helps us teach our children how to organize information.  Learning what color or shape something is, will help children develop pre-math…
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More and Less

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Learning and understanding opposites helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, incorporate sign language to reinforce the words of the week. Get started with theses signs at https://www.babysignlanguage.com/dictionary/first-signs/?v=7516fd43adaa EN ESPAÑOLDefinitionsLiteracyArtScienceDefinitionsDefinitions More – a greater…
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Open and Closed

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Learning and understanding opposites helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, continue putting opposites in motion. Help your child identify things around the home that you open and close. How many could…
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Big and Small

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Learning and understanding opposites is an important early literacy skill. This basic concept helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, focus on opposite pairings: big/small, high/low, wet/dry, happy/sad. Point out examples of…
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Pair and Half

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By teaching your child the words for this week, you are actually introducing him/her to early math terms.   Math can be as simple as observing and engaging in everyday activities. This week, point out items that are part of a pair such as shoes, socks, earrings or dice. What pairs…
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Crackers and In Between

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Children learn through interactions with people, places, and things. This year, find ways to make daily experiences learning opportunities. Talk with your child, ask question, and get dirty together about the world around you. This week, allow your child to help out in the kitchen with small, supervised tasks. EN…
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