Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is a full-colour, practical guide to encourage children to think about maths while playing, using a range of common resources that will spark their curiosity. It is full of creative suggestions for incorporating mathematical concepts - counting, comparison, composition, shape, pattern and number - into child-led play. The book contains ideas for bringing mathematical learning into children's favourite activities: role play and construction; art and nature; sand and water play and even simple technology-based activities using projectors or torches. Experienced Early Years teacher Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, also provides advice about getting children talking about maths during daily routines in Early Years settings.
This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers on how to use play for early mathematical concepts. With tips from setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for incorporating mathematical learning through play into their settings.
Looking for Learning books are the number one tool for identifying learning opportunities in child-led play. All four books are packed full of tried-and-tested ideas for indoor and outdoor activities, helpful hints and tips and full-colour photographs. Written by Laura England, known as Little Miss Early Years, these are a must-have for any nursery or pre-school.