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Our Favorite 11 Toys to Build Counting and Sorting Skills

girl playing with abacus

Counting and sorting skills are important building blocks for early math skills. These build an foundation for learning and skill building before pre-school. 

These toys reinforce these skills and invite your child to explore sorting into categories, recognizing and creating patterns, and one to one correspondence. These build the foundations for addition, subtraction, and a general number sense that carries her successfully into pre-school and Kindergarten.


10 Busy Books to Keep your Pre-Reader Occupied

Child working in workbook

For kids who need continual support (in the form of you reading every direction), that activity book you are walking them through isn’t actually developing your child’s independence. These 10 ideas for busy books to keep your pre-reader busy and engaged will help develop their ability to work on their own, as well as sustain effort and increase their stamina for written work. It might even give mom a chance to thumb through her newspaper over the breakfast table!