2017-02-15 / Community


by Kaycee Shirley

Cooking with Math

Helping your children with math can feel like a daunting task for some parents and caregivers. A fun way to pull math into the everyday life of a child is to take them into the kitchen and let them help cook. Cooking can help with basic counting principles and fractions while simultaneously supporting the concept of following instructions. The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library has an entire section of cookbooks just for kids! There are cookbooks for all ages, so some recipes are as simple as mixing ingredients to create a delicious snack while others involve cooking with the help of a grown-up. For information on cookbook titles, visit our website at www.swgrl.org or visit us at 259 E. Main St., Colquitt, GA.

Read and Repeat

If you have young children who love to be read to or are learning to read, chances are good that you have managed to memorize some of your child’s favorites for reading them so many times. By reading a story over and over again, children are learning to identify words as well as helping their reading comprehension skills. For children who are learning to read, repeating the same story can help build confidence in their reading because they are on familiar ground. Try changing up how you read the story: sing the words instead of reading, put on a funny accent, or use the opportunity to have your child practice counting items in the illustrations. The Miller County – James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library invites you to join us for Story Time the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 am. Your child just might discover a new favorite!

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