I’m very curious how teachers use materials that are intended specifically for families (such as the one below). Is this something you would pass along to parents in your classroom and, if so, how would you share it (email to parents, weekly newsletter, posted in the classroom, word of mouth, social media)? What have you found works best?
Check out these new materials that we just developed designed for parents to use at home with preschoolers! Early Math with Gracie and Friends Family Guide, that is intended to provide activities to improve spatial thinking. To encourage engagement and math talk between parents and children, the guide includes both hands-on activities, such as reading books, activities to do while engaging in daily travel and during mealtimes, hands-on activities with 2D maps, and a digital game and an iPad game, "Map Adventure."
They're available for free. The work on these was funded by Heising-Simon's Foundation.