Producers from WGBH and Kentucky Educational Television and researchers from EDC have been collaborating on the research and development of brand-new computational thinking activities for preschoolers! These fun hands-on activities and apps (not yet published) were all created as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation called Integrating Computational Thinking into Mathematics Instruction in Rural and Urban Preschools.
Preschoolers can learn sequencing and math through these fun activities:
Play the Robot Game
Children teach a “robot” how to put on a jacket.
Make a Monkey Story
Children put pictures in order to make a story.
Make Snack Stacks
Children follow a recipe to a make a three-layer snack.
Children line up in numerical order to march in a parade.
1, 2, 3 Picnic
Children use ordinals to step out how to pick up friends and get to a picnic. Get a glimpse of the sequencing app in development.
See how these activities are part of a larger computational thinking preschool curriculum in this Teacher Guide.
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