Reading and Math: A Dynamic Duo [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Stuart J Murphy, visual learning strategist, and author. Stuart dove into practical ideas for using visual models to prompt understanding mathematics in young children, while providing key ideas and insights on how to use stories to engage young children as they develop their literacy skills.

🎤Our Special Guest!

Stuart J Murphy, Visual Learning Strategist, and Author

Stuart is the author of the award-winning MathStart series, 63 children’s books that present mathematical concepts in the context of stories for Pre-K through Grade 4. He is also the author of Stuart J. Murphy’s I SEE I LEARN, a 16-book series of storybooks for children in Pre-K through Grade 1 that focus on social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Additionally, Stuart is on the authorship teams of a number of educational programs and an advocate of helping our children develop their visual learning skills to become more successful students.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Stuart

  • Early Childhood educators can effectively use storybooks and visual models to assure that young students learn the social and emotional skills they need to be successful in mathematics. 
  • For children to be successful in mathematics, teachers must infuse “can do” and “can’t wait to do” attitudes into their everyday math practices. 
  • Display materials that help explain ideas. 
  • Have children search for real-life examples and report their findings. 
  • Work with children to create stories that include mathematical ideas. 
  • Encourage children to sketch as part of their math note-taking process. 
  • Maintain a math literature library!


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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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  • This is a good program I joined and it was really informative. It will help me a lot with these children. Continue to do your work to help us and to help our children around the world. I am from Jamaica. I would like to ask if you have any training programs that that allows Jamaicans to train work and train? Especially those that doesn’t have the opportunity to go on to college.