By the DREME Family Math team
During the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, DREME seeks to help families with young children and the professionals who support them by offering free, research-based early math resources.
Many professionals who work with families, including early childhood educators, are looking for resources to share with families as they shelter in place with their children. We know that for families, this time is filled with many stressors and we want math learning to be enjoyable.
Our goal is to give families ideas that are fun, easy to implement, require no special materials, and can be folded into daily life rather than feel like an extra task. For example, a rewarding early math experience could be a conversation about sorting laundry by color or type of clothing, or a discussion about counting while setting the table for a meal.
To support families with at-home learning during this challenging time, we’re offering a quick start kit of free early math resources. The resources are geared toward children from birth to age 8, but children of all ages will delight in the learning. Scroll down to the end of this page to download the kit in PDF format. Available in both English and Spanish!
Included in the kit are:
Feel free to download these resources and share them widely. We know that families are amazing innovators and we would love to hear how they are using and adapting these resources. Please send your stories and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for more learn-at-home resources in the coming months. For more activities and ideas, visit the DREME Family Math website at familymath.stanford.edu. We will be adding new early math content for families soon, so keep checking back!