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  Information on a variety of topics concerning math and science activities for young children.


Helping Your Child Series
The latest editions of the U.S. Department of Education's Helping Your Child series aim to help parents prepare children to become critical thinkers.  Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics demystifies the notion that math is a "hard" subject that few can master, illustrating opportunities at home, at the grocery store, and on the go (such as license plate riddles that can be used during a road trip) for children preschool through fifth-grade to learn mathematical concepts. Helping Your Child Learn Science suggests enjoyable activities for children ages 3-10 that can be done at home and in the community without expensive chemistry sets, as well as books that cover various science fields, tips for selecting science toys, and contact information for science camps.  Helping Your Child Learn History is comprised of activities that can be experienced at home or in the community for children in preschool through fifth grade.

Doing Science With Your Children
Science is better defined as a way of observing and thinking about the world, and communicating these thoughts to others.

Early Childhood:  Where Learning Begins - Mathematics
Math is all around us. Every day as children play they are using mathematics without even realizing it.

Shape Tracing
Skill development:  Shape recognition, fine motor control, counting skill with numbepink dots.

Color Matching
Skill development;  color recognition, fine motor skills.

Fun Activities to Promote Math Skills
You can help your preschooler master early math skills simply by playing games in and around the house.

NBII Children's Butterfly Site
Despite their small size, butterflies and moths are some of the World's most wondrous animals.  Their beauty, seemingly miraculous metamorphosis, and apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations.

Fun at Home with Preschoolers:  Let's Measure!
Your preschool-age child hears you talk about miles, inches, pounds, liters, acres, and minutes. He sees you measuring things. He may wonder how tall he is or how long he can stand on one foot. Here are some home activities that can help your child learn basic measurement concepts.

Things to Do while You're Waiting:  Science
It's happening again! You're running errands with your children and suddenly you're stuck-in traffic, at the clinic, in the checkout line. Many parents find that playful learning activities can help reduce children's impatience when they have to wait. So don't just wait—investigate!


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