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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

This is a great activity to get your child thinking about weight and balance, since the mobile won’t work very well without balancing out the weight.

In this activity, you will be demonstrating the types of shapes that sink and those that float. Your child can have fun sculpting boats with clay while also learning about displacement.

In this game, players seek out matches based on the value of the cards. It is a math card game that builds visual memory and spatial reasoning— both critical skills for mathematics. And sorting and classifying objects aids in building an understanding of grouping for later math work.

In this game, your child works on the numbers 1 to 10, understanding the order and which numbers are greater than or less than others. Knowledge of the counting numbers is an important step on the way to learning addition.

This game allows your child to practice putting together addends to make a sum of ten. It is a great way to see what methods your child uses for adding, as well as observe their speed.

The winner of Cover Up is the first person to put a marker on all six numbers on the provided number line. Your child will work on number recognition from 1-6 in this game. This game seems simple, but it really helps young children recognize the dots on the dice (a skill called subitizing).

Michelle Markel

As soon as Tyrannosaurus Math was born he started doing math in his everyday life. Throughout the book he uses arithmetic, skip counting, symmetry, graphing data, shapes, measurement, and estimation as he notices the world around him…

Stuart J. Murphy

A girl with a busy family wants to put together a family vacation. She uses charts to record her family’s preferences: whether to go far or stay nearby, go somewhere warm or cold, have fun or relax, bring the cat or leave it at home…

Loreen Leedy

Gonk the toad and Beezy the lizard decide to have a contest to see who can make the best graph, with their friend Chester the snail as judge. Chester explains that points will be given for correct math, creativity, and neatness. Gonk and Beezy go on to use both data collection (tallies and surveys) and graphs (Venn diagrams, circle graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs) in their contest…

Stuart J. Murphy

On a family road trip with three kids, the parents give them various tallying tasks. The first game is to pick a color and tally up all the cars they can see in that color for 20 minutes. They also tally up different colors of t-shirts of people waiting in line to get food, as well as different colors of train cars…

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