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Number Bonds in Elementary Math (Preschool – 3rd Grade)

Have you come across number bonds in your child’s math curriculum? Parents who grew up with “traditional math” (like myself) might dive into a strong math program like Singapore Math or Math with Confidence and feel like what the heck is going on. Why can’t we just learn that 2+3 = 5. What’s with all …

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Simple, Fun Summer Math Options for Homeschoolers

Are you a do-math-over-the-summer homeschooler!? I know some people find it easier to just keep plugging with math so they don’t have to do any review come fall and others don’t want to pick up a workbook until after Labor Day. Whatever floats your boat. We’ve been in both boats throughout the years. Some summers, …

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Count by 4 – Simple Children’s Song & Chart

You can use Mary had a Little Lamb to teach a child of any age how to skip count by 4. Any child can learn to skip count the 4s with this simple song! This post includes an explanation of how to teach skip counting by 4, simple ideas for practicing counting by 4, and …

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Skip Counting by 8 with a 24 Second Song

Skip counting by 8 is one of the harder times tables to learn. First, there is the process of just memorizing the next number in the eights number sequence. Then, for older children, there is the ability to turn the skip counting number sequence into memorized multiplication facts. Finally, there are many higher level thinking …

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The Best Skip Counting Songs on the Internet (Short Familiar Tunes)

Skip counting to familiar tunes is a great way to learn to skip count. Learning to skip count at a young age is the best precursor to mastering the multiplication facts. I started having my kids listen to our skip counting songs in kindergarten. We just cycle through our 33 math songs each school year, …

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Short & Sweet Skip Counting by 2 Song & flashcards

This skip counting by 2 song is so short & easy to learn! The familiar tune is a portion of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes. Skip Counting by 2s (mp3) We practice basic math songs every school year for review, regardless of the child’s grade level. One day, my 3.5 year …

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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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30 Easy 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. Most of the hands-on activities in this blog post can be easily taught. They’re great for recognizing and …

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Best Skip Counting Songs for 4-8 Year Olds [DOWNLOAD SONGS]

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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Resources for Preschool at Home

I was so intimidated by preschool at home when we first started homeschooling. I worried about how I’d know if our kids were “behind,” how to choose the “right” curriculum, socialization, and so much more. 6 years later, I’m confident that any parent who is determined can give their children a great education at home… …

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