Bedtime Math and March of the Stuffed Animals will be held in Hawley

Bedtime Math and March of the Stuffed Animals will be held in HawleyThe Hawley Public Library will host Bedtime Math’s March of the Stuffed Animals. The event focuses on simple math skills like counting and problem solving.

Stuffed animals will take an important part in the event. They will help attending preschoolers in their first steps in the world of math.

The free event will take place on Tuesday, April 19 and Friday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m., the Hawley Public Library. The Bedtime Math’s March of the Stuffed Animals will help youngsters learn how to count and will show them how to solve basic and  simple math problems.

Attending children will also take part in a march called the Stuffed Animal Parade. They will also conduct their own Crazy Creature Census, where they will practice counting, comparing sizes and grouping – essentially learning basic statistics in a playful, relaxed environment.

“March of the Stuffed Animals is a great opportunity for your child to work on early math skills,” said Jean Kammer, Youth Librarian.

If you would like to participate in this program please register as soon as possible as materials are limited. Stop in at the Hawley Public Library located on 103 Main Avenue in Hawley, PA, call 570-226-4620 or email youthlib@ptd.net.

Bedtime MathBedtime Math is a national nonprofit known for its mission to make math a fun part of kids’ everyday lives.“Kids build their math ability at a surprisingly young age – that’s their big opportunity. The MRI brain scans of 8-year-old children predict future math ability better than any standardized math skills or memory tests,” said Laura Overdeck, founder of Bedtime Math, citing a recent Stanford study.

“And yet only 14% of parents with preschool children do math at home. It’s urgent that we expose the next generation to playful, approachable math early in life, so they can build the brain structure to succeed in school. ”Participants will go home with parent flyers about Bedtime Math’s app, which was recently shown by a University of Chicago study to increase kids’ math skills by several months in just one school year.Bedtime Math plans to offer a similar preschool program again in fall 2016. For more information a Bedtime Math and March of the Stuffed Animals, please visit www.bedtimemath.org.

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