Parent Newsletters

The 2007 Parent Newsletter can be downloaded here, and a copy will be sent to every participating child & parent. This final issue shares the results of our study of the role of fingers in learning arithmetic. We also describe our pathways model of arithmetic development in young children.

In the 2006 Parent Newsletter, the focus is on arithmetic. We describe how young children’s arithmetic is related to their language skills and also to their ability to think about sets of objects and how they can change. The second article talks bout how it is important for older children to become fluent in arithmetic – that is, to solve arithmetic problems quickly and correctly.

The 2005 Parent Newsletter discusses number flexibility and that frequent game playing is related to how quickly and accurately children count.

The 2004 Parent Newsletter focuses on counting speed and counting on to the next number.