What you need:
– Seeds from grapefruit, orange, lemon or tangerine
– A flower pot
1. Soak the seeds in water overnight.
2. Fill the flower pot with soil.
3. Plant 3 or 4 seeds about half an inch deep.
4. Keep soil moist. Water once or twice a week.
5. Keep pot in a warm, bright place. The seedlings will sprout in about 8 weeks. Leave only the strongest plant in the pot. It will grow into a little tree with dark, shiny leaves. Young children use all their senses to learn, including touch. The experiences below will help your child get “in touch” with math:
- Give your youngster a pile of cereal in different shapes and sizes. Ask him/her to sort them into groups. He/she could choose shapes (circles, squares, triangles), colors, or even flavors!
- Use a variety of objects for counting practice. Try blocks, spoons, or paper plates-almost anything can be counted.
- Cut different lengths of yarn or ribbon to teach comparison skills. Ask your child which piece is longest. Which one is shortest? Widest? Skinniest?
- Have your youngster use his hands to measure. Ask him to find objects that are the same length as his index finger, his thumb, and his whole hand.