For Play’s Sake! Emergent Math

For Play’s Sake! Emergent Math

Don’t say you are not a math person…. slow down & stay a while.   Emergent Math D.C.N. Developing Child Note: The emergent math skills of children 0 -5 begin way before number recognition and counting. Observations and explorations relating to mathematical understanding happen every day in the lives of little ones. Open-ended questions pave the earliest roads towards mathematical understanding. “Mathematics...
For Play’s Sake: Emergent Fine Motor Skills

For Play’s Sake: Emergent Fine Motor Skills

Play dough is my jam! How about you? My Squishy Squashy Soapbox D.C.N. Developing Child Note: The fine motor skills of young children are rapidly developing in the first 5 years. Little fingers are feeling, pushing, pulling, pinching, poking, and playing with all types of materials. The development of small muscles found in individual body parts, especially our hands and feet, is referred to as fine-motor...
For Play’s Sake! Emergent Writing

For Play’s Sake! Emergent Writing

Blog Reader, Blog Reader, What do you see? I see a bunch of scribbles looking at me. Emergent Writing D.C.N. Developing Child Note: The emergent writings of preschoolers develop in three phases. Scribbling falls into the first of the three, the early emergent stage. Scribbling initially lacks directionality and may not serve a communicative function at first, nonetheless, it is an important part of the process of...