when, why and how teaching skip counting

When, Why, and How to Teach Skip Counting [Download Songs]

In this post, you’ll learn when to teach the different concepts involved in skip counting, why skip counting is effective for young children as a precursor to multiplication, and how to teach skip counting in simple ways to each age group. By starting with the skip counting songs method & transitioning to conceptual understanding when …

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29 Low-Prep Skip Counting Activities That Kids Love

This post is full of simple & fun ideas for skip counting activities that you can use to help a child learn & practice skip counting. Plus, I’ve created several free resources & printables that you can download. You don’t have to be an expert when it comes to teaching skip counting. All of these are …

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Best Skip Counting Songs for 4-8 Year Olds [Free Downloads]

In this post you’ll learn why skip counting for 4-8 year olds is key to helping kids master multiplication and division as they get further in their math studies. You’ll also learn why songs make skip counting easy & how to make up your own skip counting songs. Or, you can download our short, simple …

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20 Delightful Rhyming Picture Books Kids Love (Ages 3-7)

Here are 20 Word Play Picture Books we have read time and again with all of our kids. Our youngest just turned 3 and he’s starting to sit for longer picture books like these.  Where to Buy Picture Books  I default to using the library for most books we read, but we do buy books …

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7 Best Tips for How to Teach Phonograms with Complete Phonogram List

Today I’m going to show you exactly how to teach phonograms to your child at home.  These phonogram tips, resources & activities are some of the main tools I’ve used to help our children learn to read between ages 4-6, and I know they’ll work for you too.  At first, I was intimidated by teaching …

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The Slow-Fast Blending Game for Reading Readiness

The idea behind this slow-fast blending game is to give the child practice hearing blended sounds. You begin with words that are very easy to hear and gradually move through the phases listed below.  Use your judgement about how long to stay on each phase based on how easy it seems for the child.  Depending on …

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