In this third book in the Busy Little Hands series, (Busy Little Hands: Art Play! and Busy Little Hands: Food Play!) preschoolers are introduced to the idea that math is everywhere, and numbers are fun! Each page features lots of bright pictures for pre-readers and each activity is designed for little mathematicians to play with numbers as they count, compare, measure, and make patterns using toys, snacks, and other items that are part of everyday life. From Counting Cars and Shape Stamping to Number Hide & Seek and Pattern Hunt, this book is packed with learning fun that will set preschoolers on the path to math success. Durable cards and stickers add hands-on learning elements.
Dr. Linda Dauksas is the director of the early childhood and special education programs at Elmhurst University. With a doctorate in instructional leadership from National Louis University, Dr. Dauksas specializes in early childhood special education, engaging families in the education of young children, and retaining novice teachers in high-need settings. She resides in Illinois.
Dr. Jeanne White holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction and is a professor at Elmhurst University, where she teaches math methods courses in the early childhood and elementary education programs. She presents internationally on topics of math education, specializing in the use of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in primary and elementary grades. She resides in Illinois.