We can't let our exploration of the ways of preschool math go by without mention of that great mathematical maestro, The Count. He's a single-minded fellow who is not shy about announcing his passions (like some preschoolers you may know), as in his 1972 debut on Sesame Street when he introduced himself thusly:
"Greetings, I am The Count. They call me The Count because I love to count things."
There are countless great Count videos on YouTube that will pass a dreary winter's afternoon and may also pass on an obsession with counting to your own little enumerator. We're fond of The Count's first encounter with Cookie Monster where the two learn to cooperate: "I will count the cookies, and you will eat them." Now that's a happy day for all.
If you are familiar with the works of Tana Hoban, then you already know how totally cool they are. An artist and a photographer, she used her knack for composition with a camera to create kids' books that very much capture the essence of the er... read more
The mind of preschooler is an endlessly interesting thing. One surprise to many parents is that even when a child has known how to recite the numbers from one to ten or even up to twenty for many months, she still may not be able to look at a small s... read more