Do you ever feel like it’s easy to get kids to love reading?
But it’s like pulling teeth to get your kids to do math?
I hear you!
Of my four kids, one came out of the womb loving math. I swear he could count before he could speak.
But the other three … well … it’s been a journey.
Along the way, I decided that I wanted my kids to love math. Because math is beautiful.
I didn’t want them to think math was just numbers on a white piece of paper that they plugged and chugged.
I wanted them to see that math was EVERYWHERE — in the way flowers bloomed, in the way that water boiled, in the way the ball rolled down the hill.
It is patterns and shapes — a living, breathing way to explain the world.
So we spent lots of time looking at the beauty of math.
But I also knew that they needed to enjoy computation — so with my oldest I started using books that made computation fun and engaging.
No blank white pages for us — I wanted stories and giggles and laughter.
One of my favorite resources that I found to help us do that was Life of Fred, a curriculum that incorporates heavy-duty math into a silly, engaging story that all my kids have loved.
They read it for fun. Seriously.
So if you’re looking to make a math a little more alive, CLICK HERE to check Life of Fred out for your homeschool.