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Early Years Magazine - Issue 9: Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues

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Early Years Magazine - Issue 9Getting Children Counting

Maths to share - CPD for you and your colleagues

Using Getting children counting

This DVD, explored by Ian Thompson in his R4U article was originally made for practitioners in Leicester by the University of Leicester School of Education, Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, and Saffron Sure Start and is now available from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM).

Getting Children CountingObtain a copy of the Getting children counting DVD from ATM
Cost: £5, £3.75 for members.
This is a very reasonably priced resource with many uses.

The 20-minute DVD shows how family and friends play a big part in getting children counting. It includes clips of children, from small babies to those starting school. Most of the clips are in English, but the importance of other family languages is stressed, including Bengali, Somali, French and Turkish.

Watch the DVD together. As you watch, list the different types of counting activities which take place. Read Ian Thompson’s article to help you. Pool lists and sort into up to ten points of advice to help parents. Word process the list, creating a ‘Helping to develop your child’s counting’ checklist. Use your own title and add some clip art or photographs of children counting. Consider how you might share your list with parents and carers. Could it be added to your setting brochure? Enlarged and displayed as a poster? Distributed as a flyer during the early days of nursery? You might also like to consider whether you could show all or some of the DVD to your parents and carers. When would be a good time to do this? At an induction event? Could it be playing in a waiting area at collecting time or during parent’s evening? Or would it be useful to invite parents to a special session, perhaps half an hour before nursery closes?

Whatever you decide to do, the focus on working with parents will have many positive effects, not least in helping to develop your home-school links and the children’s counting skills.

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