You may want to show your children actual binoculars or photos of people using binoculars. Tell children that these help people see animals, birds, or faraway places. We like to tell children that binoculars can help us focus in on certain things about nature.
Once children are excited about binoculars, show them how to take a paper towel roll and cut it in half. This simple instruction and demonstration develops an understanding of fractions!
|Take any opportunity to use math words in conversation.|
|Children can tear their own pieces of tape.|
|Ready for observing nature!|
|Study your own backyard - talk about what you see!|
Our favorite part of this activity? Listening to children say the word, binoculars!