99 Screen-Free Activities

99 screen-free activities from tinystepsmakebigstrides.comMonday 30 April 2018 is the start of International Screen-Free Week.  Are you going screen-free this year?  There is no doubt that screen time has become an integral part of school, home and work. Screens have become a huge distraction in our lives, so this year we have decided to be screen-free for the next week at home. Here is a list of 99 +1 ideas to help you reset your digital addiction, get back to nature, enjoy family time and be creative.  The +1 is because this year we found clay making and I had to add it!

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How Do You Prepare For NAPLAN? Part 4 Maths

Practical mathsAs a subject maths can translate to the real world easily.   Maths is all around us from baking to catching the train, to doing DIY for example. Maths is also a visual subject, just by using Lego, counters or small toys like Trash Packs or Shopkins etc the manipulation brings numbers to life.   Maths cannot be taught just by pushing numbers, shapes and coins around a page, they have to be manipulated to experience real maths. Clock hands need to be turned and angles need to be made.  Just by drawing angles or clock hands falls short of the real maths experience every child deserves.

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