I am a mother, so of course I am all about learning. I have found LeapFrog to be a wonderful asset to helping children learn, so I am excited to share the launch of the new DVD with you! The LeapFrog: MATH ADVENTURE TO THE MOON DVD will be released on February 23rd by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Countdown to the DVD release by offering up Math Tips aimed at easing a child's fear of math and making learning fun. While I will probably not be able to post these tips every day, I will share as much as I can!
TIP #1: Math is everywhere!
Next time you're in a waiting room with your child, scan the room (or the magazines on the tables) for evidence of "math." Advise your child to find as much math as possible, and you can give clues if you need to. Numbers, patterns, shapes, categories, and measuring devices (e.g., ruler, scales), are just a few examples of some of the math you might see all around you!
TIP #2: Patterns and Codes are All Around Us!
Make patterns using standard household objects. For example line up repeated objects--sock, stuffed animal, sock, stuffed animal, and so on. Next, ask your child to continue the pattern to figure out the "secret code." You can vary the difficulty of the pattern to suit your child's ability--banana, banana, pear, banana, banana, pear. You can also make deliberate errors that your child needs to find--pear, apple, bananna, pear, apple, banana, pear, pear, banana