Inspiring Ideas to Support Early Maths and Literacy takes a play-based approach and draws on popular stories and rhymes to cover the key areas of mathematics and literacy. Full of practical, tried and tested ideas for developing understanding in mathematics and literacy, this book aims to help practitioners make these areas of learning exciting and meaningful for young children.
Each chapter shows how learning can be reinforced and brought to life through resources made from everyday materials, providing children with an enjoyable and positive learning experience. Key features include:
* clear instructions and full colour photographs on how to make practical resources for indoor and outdoor environments
* vocabulary lists for inspiration and ideas for developing a new play space or overhauling an existing space
* key questions to consider when planning and designing an indoor or outdoor play space
* links to the Early Years Foundation Stage that will guide the development of a future playground and challenge providers to enhance their practice.
This practical resource will be essential reading for primary teachers, early years practitioners, students and all those interested in developing young children's confidence in mathematics and literacy.