By Erin Hines

Fall Kickoff - Week 3

Happy Math & Music Monday!

Who’s ready for a new week and almost a new month?! I hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start. I am so excited for this coming month. We have some really exciting things planned as a family and with our company! Not to mention, I love FALL, pumpkins, sweaters and boots! Don’t you?! I’m also excited about this week’s Math and Music video. It really is one of my and the girls’ favorites.   I love that this video is great for ALL ages… from the itty bitties to the older kids… Everyone can have fun with this one!

Fun Fact

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we could teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada

This is a good one. This quote reminds me why I am truly SO GRATFUL that I get to use music when teaching. When I say music, I don’t just mean a topical connection… I love that we use the structure of music to help children experience and connect to mathematical thinking! It truly is why I LOVE what I get to do everyday! The fact that I now REALLY LOVE math is quite funny. If you had asked me when I was little, I wouldn’t have put math at the top of my list… but now that I really understand it (at least I understand preschool math, lol) and can see the patterns in it… I truly LOVE helping children learn to love it too! I love that our girls LOVE math. If you ask them… they always put it at or near the top. How cool is that!?! Isn’t that our hope and prayer as parents… that we help give our children a step up from what we have or experienced? I know it’s my hope and prayer everyday.

Ok… Let’s get to the video of the week!   This week’s video is… “Kangaroo!”

This video is SO SO FUN! Plus, the steady beat is such an important music, math and life skill to learn… and who doesn’t like to hop like a kangaroo!? Lol

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at us doing the Kangaroo Video activities… Click here: (Kangaroo Blog) to see us in action.  

Don’t worry, the fun doesn’t stop here… Be sure to follow us this week on our Facebook Page and Instagram! We have some fun extension activities planned! You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by!

We hope you all have a wonderful Math and Music Monday or even a wonderful Math and Music WEEK!

Don’t forget to check out our Math and Music Videos to keep the learning going this week! As always, we would love to hear from you on how things are going! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @mathandmusicmommy and Facebook: Ally Dog Depot. Oh, and if you like what you see, please share with a friend!

Have a GREAT Math and Music Monday!