We make maths fun and exciting
For toddlers and pre-schoolers


There are numbers, shapes, and patterns everywhere in our natural and made environments, presenting so many opportunities to nurture young children’s mathematical experiences, whilst enjoying and benefiting from outdoor play. Outdoor environments promote an active, social and pedagogical approach to early learning.

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Parents should talk about maths with their children

The University of Chicago (2010) stated, “By the time children enter preschool, there are marked individual differences in their mathematical knowledge, which can predict their future success. Parents should be encouraged to talk about numbers with their children at an early age”.

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How do we teach children to be numerate?

King’s College London (2003) stated “The extent to which young children can benefit from the school’s mathematics curriculum is influenced by their experience of maths in their early years before they go to school”.

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Why is learning outdoors important?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which covers children aged birth to the end of the Reception year, places strong emphasis on the importance and value of daily outdoor experiences for children’s learning and development.

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The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (2015) states, “Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being. It gives them contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons. Outdoor play also supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for their developing imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness”.

Why early maths is just as important as early reading

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The brain is particularly receptive to learning maths and logic between the ages of 1 and 4. Early maths skills are the most powerful predictors of later learning.

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Outdoor play is good for social and emotional development, and improves self-awareness.

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