PBS Kids, the most trusted name in helping parents make learning fun, has a whole new way to introduce preschool to primary elementary school kids to math, with everyone’s favorite hat-wearing cat. THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT: Math Safari is a series of free online math games that are mobile-friendly for learning on the go. Now that trip to the grocery store can actually be enjoyable for both of you!
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT: Math Safari connects players with Nick, Sally and the Cat in the Hat as they jump aboard the Thinga-ma-jigger and play their way through a series of nine different curriculum games. When games are completed, there are printable coloring pages for the “My Animal Book” that can be unlocked to extend the adventure. The games incorporate skills such as spatial sense, geometry, number sense, counting, estimation, measurement and data collection, all essential math skills as children grow in their learning.
This program is available for home use, but teaches of primary students will love the connections to the Common Core Standards for our youngest learners. With the push to combine math and reading skills, PBS Kids has proven they are always more than willing and able to pool their vast resources to encourage learning. Teachers can access THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT: Math Safari in classrooms and even utilize the interactive whiteboard lessons!
PBS Kids also has programs related to these topics on their THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT television series, which can help children make further connections in their learning. The programs are science-based inquiry lessons with age-appropriate topics. With Common Core sweeping the nation in the next few years, children who are exposed to the connections between science, math, and reading will have a definite advantage in understanding the way that classroom learning will be structured.
For a fantastic learning adventure, head over to http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/games/math-safari.html where the Cat, and his friends Nick and Sally are ready to teach your little ones everything they know!
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