On the Shelves Snapshot: Creating Numbers with Pattern Blocks on the Light Panel

Creating Numbers with Pattern Blocks on the Light Panel Exploration - An Everyday Story

Following on from last week’s On the Shelves Snapshot, we’re continuing to work with numbers on the light panel. This is another one for Sarah (who has just started Kindergarten!) but I am sure Jack (6.75 yrs) will enjoy it too. This week, I’ve printed out and laminated number cards for 1-10 and offered them […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Working with Numbers on the Light Panel

Learning Numbers on the Light Panel - An Everyday Story

I was going to wait until February before we started back homeschooling but Jack in particular is really needing more structure and familiarity to his days, so I’ve started setting up the spaces in our homeschool studio again with explorations and activities – and it feels so nice to be back into the swing of […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Playing with Numbers

Quantifying Activities - Counting to Ten - An Everyday Story

[Jack and Sarah use these activities during our Self-directed Explorations time. You can read more about that here.] On the shelves this week is a simple maths explorations using glass gems and bead chains. This one is intended for Sarah (4.5 yrs). Here she can play around with numbers; count them out one-by-one with glass beads into […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Practising Addition with Beads

Simple Addition Activities with Beads - An Everyday Story

[Jack and Sarah use these activities during our Self-directed Explorations time. You can read more about that here.] On the shelves this week is an addition activity using beads and pipe-cleaners. Jack and Sarah can create the sum by rolling the dice and using the beads to find the answer; like a tiny little abacus 🙂 I […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Practising Sight Words with Loose Parts

Sight Words Activities with Spielgaben - An Everyday Story

sponsored post This week’s On the Shelves Snapshot is another literacy activity for practising sight words. This activity uses our sight word cards, a blank piece of lined card for writing and some lines, curves and dots from our Spielgaben set. Here’s a picture on Instagram of Jack working with this activity. [Jack and Sarah use […]

On the Shelves Snapshot: Learning Initial Sounds

Simple CVC Reading and Writing Activity - An Everyday Story

A really simple activity for this week’s snapshot. This one is for Sarah (4.5 yrs) to practise her initial sounds. These are called word spinners (or spinny spellers). Every spin creates a new consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word. I bought ours here from Quality Montessori – I see they’ve added a ‘silent e’ set too which looks great. […]