Tiny Polka Dot
Introducing Tiny Polka Dot, the colourful card deck that grows with your child. With 16 easy-to-learn games that playfully teach math, from counting & early numeracy to arithmetic & logic, Tiny Polka Dot is the perfect way to nurture your child's love of math: through play!
Tiny Polka Dot is a collection of mathematical games for 3 to 8 year-olds, packed into one colorful card deck. It is:
- Easy and intuitive to learn
- Incredibly fun to play
- A joy for families
- Invaluable for teachers
- Mathematically rich and relevant
Tiny Polka Dot Educational Philosophy
Playing Tiny Polka Dot teaches kids fundamentals of early mathematics, including
counting & cardinality
The cornerstone for early learning of math and number.
conservation of number
"Children who do not have conservation of numbers are not ready for addition and subtraction and do not understand what they are doing when they drill addition and subtraction facts at home. Put the addition and subtraction worksheets away and if you wish to do math with your child talk about numbers in a concrete way."
"A foundational math skill for preschoolers. It can take months or even an entire year for preschoolers to master this skill. For this reason it is important to provide your students with plenty of opportunities to practice one-to-one all year long."
subitizing (i.e. instant number recognition)
"Subitizing is a fundamental skill in the development of students’ understanding of number"
addition & subtraction
"Children’s enthusiasm for such games cannot be overestimated; very often when working with first and second graders, we have found students reluctant to stop playing when time is up!"
Beyond those fundamentals, the most important thing we wanted to teach is that math is play. Tiny Polka Dot lets counting and arithmetic be part of a game you play with the people you care about. One of the most important things parents can do to help their young children develop in mathematics is to spend time with them playing games and sharing how joyful math can be.
Mathematician-designed and teacher-approved, Tiny Polka Dot is the playful way to fall in love with numbers.
Made in the USA.
Recommended Age: 3 - 8+
Players: 1 - 6
Time: 5 - 15 minutes.
Winner of the "Brain Child" award from Tilliwig Toy and Media Awards, the Creative Child Game of the Year and the coveted National Parenting Center Seal of Approval!