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Math
Through Play
Recommended Age:
2 Months to 6 Years Old

Parents and educators want to build children's early math skills, but many don't feel confident about how to do it.

 

We created Math Through Play to teach you exactly exactly how to support children's early math skills. Drawing on the science of play and learning, we share simple strategies to help you feel confident as you introduce and reinforce core concepts that form the foundation for children's long term understanding of math. 

Easing
Back In
Recommended Age:
2 to 6 Years Old

We created Easing Back In to give you the tools to gradually prepare your child for the new school year.

 

Grounded in attachment science, we share tips to help you feel confident as you help your child build the social emotional skills they need to thrive in a classroom setting.

Raising
Scientists
Recommended Age:
2 Months to 6 Years Old

What can parents and educators do to nurture children's wonder about the world around them?

In Raising Scientists, we explore how parents and educators can help children learn to think like scientists. Learning to think like a scientist nurtures curiosity and helps children be creative as they generate solutions to problems they encounter in their everyday lives. 

 
What people are saying . . .
It gave me more insight into planning in my classroom. With COVID it’s been hard to plan properly due to sharing and germs and such but this workshop gave me an opportunity to think outside of the box.
Scientific Mommy has wonderful resources and research that supports parent and educators in connecting to children in understanding brain development and importance of developing healthy attachments between very young children and adults.
The information shared was enlightening and different from other presentations I have heard. The findings of your research studies was interesting. They will certainly have an impact on how I run my classroom.
Learn more about each course
Math Through Play
Recommended Age: 2 Months to 6 Years

Parents and educators want to build children's early math skills, but many don't feel confident about how to do it.

 

We created Math Through Play to teach you exactly how to support children's early math skills. Drawing on the science of play and learning, we share the tools you need to introduce and reinforce core concepts that form the foundation for children's long term understanding of math. We want you to feel confident as you weave math into everyday activities and play.

What's included:

  • 6 modules 

  • 6 animated videos

  • Activities based on best practices from evidence-based early childhood math programs

  • Scripts to introduce and reinforce math vocabulary

  • Findings from the latest studies of early math development

What you will learn:

  • How to approach your child's math learning with a growth mindset

  • How to weave fundamental math concepts into play, daily life, and story time

  • Best practices for early childhood math education from evidence-based programs

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Easing Back In
Recommended Age: 2 to 6 Years

Transitioning from summer into a new school year can be challenging for children, and the pandemic has left many children with limited experience navigating new environments and relationships.

We created Easing Back In to give you the tools to gradually prepare your child for the new school year. Grounded in attachment science, we share tips to help you feel confident as you help your child build the social emotional skills they need to thrive in a classroom setting.

What's included:

  • 3 modules with animated videos

  • 6-week-plan with activities to ease you and your child into the new school year

  • Suggested language to use with your child as you prepare them for the transition

What you will learn:

  • Simple strategies for separations

  • Tips to start the year off right with your child's teacher 

  • How to gradually prepare your child for the new school year

Easing Back In Coaching

Make the most of Easing Back In by meeting with Dr. Erin O'Connor one on one. Erin will support you in applying key concepts from the course to your family. Her specialty as a researcher is in social emotional development, attachment science, and parent-child and teacher-child relationships.

 

Your child has their own individual temperament and strengths that shape their experience of starting the new school year, meeting classmates, and bonding with their teacher. By meeting with Erin, you will have the chance express your concerns about your individual child's transition back to school. As a mom and researcher, her expertise will help you feel confident and grounded.

Meet with Erin to check in about your child's progress, discuss your concerns, and plan concrete steps to prepare your child for the transition back to school.
 

Choose the schedule that works for you: 

  • Meet for 30 minutes weekly for 6 weeks: $330 including course 

    • $150 savings compared to purchasing 3 hours of 1:1 coaching

  • Meet once for 60 minutes: $130 including course

    • $50 savings compared to purchasing 3 hours of 1:1 coaching

 
Raising Scientists
Recommended Age: 2 Months to 6 Years

What can parents and educators do to nurture children's wonder about the world around them?

In Raising Scientists, we explore how parents and educators can help children learn to think like scientists. The scientific method is a way of approaching questions systematically. By testing theories, gathering evidence, and interpreting results, children build problem-solving skills that they can use in all areas of their lives. Learning to think like a scientist nurtures curiosity and helps children be creative as they generate solutions to problems they encounter in their everyday lives. 

What's included:

  • 6 modules with animated videos

  • Tips for deepening children's play-based exploration of nature and physics

  • Strategies to build the scientific method into daily life and play

What you will learn:

  • How to grow children's curiosity and creativity through nature-based play

  • Tips to start the year off right with your child's teacher 

  • How to gradually prepare your child for the new school year

 
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Each purchase offsets the cost to provide our courses to families in New York City for whom the cost would be prohibitive.