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Review and Giveaway: Child Up Early Mathematics – CLOSED Learning

Math and Logic #2

Math and Logic #1

My Experience

Child Up learning logic math cards are a wonderful resource that is great for parents to use to teach their children mathematics. When we started using the math and logic cards my 2 year old kids could already count to 20, and recognize numbers from 1-10, but they did not understand how to count objects or add and subtract.

The cards are for boys & girls – from 1 to 5 years old. The cards teach children to identify their numbers and learn basic arithmetic and understand the concept of zero. On the back of the zero cards is a picture of a jungle without any animals. To get my kids to understand what zero means I showed them the first card, which showed about 10 animals on it, then I showed them the back of the zero card. The jungle was the same, but there were no animals. I asked my children what was difference between the zero card and the jungle picture card? They said, “There are no animals.” 
“Correct!” I said, “there are zero animals in this picture. What does zero mean?”
Together they replied, “Zero means “nothing.”

Using physical objects along with the cards helped keep my children engaged longer than 10 minutes, and it helped reinforce the concepts. I used different color blocks that represented the numbers on the cards. I also used teachable moments throughout the day to reinforce what they learned on the cards. For instance, when I served a sandwich for lunch, I cut it in half and showed them 1 piece + 1 piece = 2 pieces. When I used the cards alone my children (2 years old) were only interested in saying the number and looking at the pictures briefly.

The cards helped lay the foundation for adding and subtracting. At first I counted the backs of the cards with them explaining that all of the animals on the back equaled a certain number. Then I explained that if you separated the animals by what they were, each group would be a different number. This concept was also reinforced by using tangible objects.

They learned to count objects rather than just recite the numbers. The cards really help children enjoy learning about numbers. The animals are well illustrated and having fun with the cards and your child makes all the difference.

Overall, the cards teach children more than numbers, on the back of the main color card are facts about the animals pictured. The cards are the beginning of many other lessons as well, just be creative.

Buy It:

To buy the cards visit www.ChildUp.com each pack of cards is $9.99.
Also check out the iCount-to-10 App, which is an app that teaches the same mathematics principles.)
Child Up states the following:
  • Includes 48 Child’s Cards to learn to count from 1 to 10 while discovering four different series of 10 popular animals.
  • Includes 16 Parent’s Cards presenting the 1st part of the ChildUp Early Learning Method, with practical early learning and parenting advice.
    • Helps parents to teach:
      • Numbers from 0 to 10
      • Numbers as quantities and symbols
      • The first steps of addition
    • Helps develop the child’s:
      • Math and logic skills
      • Learning and cognitive skills
      • Listening and memory skills
      • Attention and concentration skills
      • Language and social skills

Win it:

The form below is only for this giveaway, the information entered is protected. The online mandatory entry is to leave a comment with your name, email address, and how you teach your child(ren) math. Which is fairly simple.  3 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN!

This giveaway will end on October 05, 2011 at 11:59 pm, E.S.T. This giveaway is open to US residents that are 18 yrs old or older. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me before another winner is selected. Winners are chosen via Randomizer.org and contacted by email.

Disclosure: I received the above product at no cost from ChildUp for my review. My review is honest and my opinions are my own.  I did not receive any other monetary or product compensation for this review.

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5 Comments

  1. Kristi Bernard

    September 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    This is a great book giveaway!

    Reply

  2. Jen

    September 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

    We do a lot of games and flashcards. Counting things and taking them away or adding to them. Hands on and visual works for my son.

    Reply

  3. Laura

    September 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I teach my son math by having him count things that are important to him, like his toy cars.

    Reply

  4. Danni

    September 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I count things with my kids while we are driving in the car!

    Reply

  5. Montse

    October 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    My twins are 18 months old. We count everything, we count to 10 while preparing their milk; we count the spoonfuls we eat, we sing counting songs, we count the stairs while going up or down to get to our apartment, and many more.

    Reply

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