Virtual school has been really hard for everyone this year–teachers have it tough, parents are working double-time, and the kids are hanging in there, doing better than we ever could have asked of them–but it’s still tough. The younger and more hands-on the kid is, the harder it is to catch on to new information in this digital school world. We’ve been putting a lot of energy into making math more tactile.
We’ve always loved blocks and got our first sets of Grimms blocks when the kids were 3/newborn, and for years they’ve been loved and played with. In the last couple of years, we’ve added loose parts, peg people, and some wooden figures.