This exciting tactile collection of unusual resources makes learning about maths accessible, interesting and fun for children and adults alike. From purses to boxes, tins to treasures, each item has been carefully picked for its range of sizes, shapes and properties. Children are encouraged to explore one-to-one correspondence, make connections and problem solve, using the tactile collection of treasures and containers. Other maths possibilities include counting, estimating, exploring patterns and colours, sequencing, properties and units of measurement. As children get hands-on with maths they will also be manipulating the treasures, developing fine and gross motor skills and receiving vital sensory stimulation. The collection naturally introduces the language of maths and positioning as children can estimate, talk about the number of treasures that fit in each container, apply mathematical language of measures, shape and pattern, and inspire problem solving to see which containers can fit which or the most treasures. This unusual set is also perfect for encouraging maths role-play, as the purses, containers, treasures and play money lend themselves to a wealth of make-believe play and learning opportunities. A fantastic set which will ignite children’s curiosity to learn in a whole-bodied way and develop their interests and schemas alongside a love of maths. We think this resource is great as we know that children benefit most from real world learning and the objects in this set help children make connections not just with maths but everyday life too. We're pleased to share that this great resource has been selected as a finalist in the Nursery World Awards 2017, so this makes it a winner in our eyes!
Here's what one Nursery had to say about Hide & Seek Maths “the children liked the sensory maths resource because it was different from what we currently have in the room. They loved sorting the objects and filling and emptying the containers. We got lots of mathematical language from the children and saw opportunities where we could extend the activity further. Overall, the children enjoyed this resource and it linked well to the EYFS Mathematics area where we were able to extend the children’s learning and work towards some of their next steps."
With so many opening, closing and sorting opportunities, this set is great for developing children's fine motor skills and links effortlessly to Montessori practice as it supports children's mastery of objects.
Supplied in a bag for a wealth of sorting, hiding and feely activities not to mention handy storage.