Farmland Math Mat Bundle
Updated to make this set more table-top friendly!
What do you get when you mix a bold, bright farm-themed play mat with 72 vibrant farm animals? A crazy-smart curriculum for introducing toddlers to the wonders of math and thinking skills! Farmland Math is 36 weeks of straightforward problems to build your toddler’s skills to think math. Concepts spiral gradually so that children do not forget as they go and include grouping by color, counting, and patterns, plus rudimentary addition and subtraction skills. Farmland Math includes a large, durable, wipe-clean foldable farmyard mat; 72 barnyard buddies in six shapes, six colors, and two sizes; and the 36-week Farmland Math guide.
review by The Learning Momma
”You could 100% ditch the teacher’s guide and simply, talk, and observe, and still get in so much new knowledge and hands on learning if you felt compelled, but I really like having the teacher’s guide because I like having ideas.”Read the Review
We have really enjoyed farmland math for my 3 year old. Mostly I appreciate having a comprehensive guide that reassures me that I am covering the concepts she needs to know. If she gets bored of this particular setup, it is super easy to personalize the stories and apply them to whatever she is currently interested in (other characters, animals, etc.). Thanks, timberdoodle!
A sweet and fun way to introduce math concepts to your littlest ones. You'll play out stories on the mat as the book guides you along. There's lots of counting, of course. You kids will want to play with the pieces long after the lesson is done.
This is a fun activity for both my 3 year of and 4 year old to do together. A great way to take turns and work together. Great perp for solving word problems
My 2.5-year-old son really likes the mat and the little animal counters. The exercises in the booklet are good for review and practice, but I don't think they're likely to teach a child the content (e.g. how to count) if they're not already capable of it. Each activity/story takes about five minutes, so although it advertises "36 weeks" of problems, you're only getting about 3 hours total of pedagogical material. (Of course, you can repeat the activities or use the manipulatives for free play or other exercises.) Overall, this is a fun part of our preschool day, but it's a bit pricey for what it provides.
Think of your favorite candy, ice cream, or drink. Now, think of math. Farmland can easily be seen as a "favorite" method for providing (or adding to) the foundation to math, location, listening, patterns, and so much more!