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Chapter 8: Working with Parents
Working with Parents
The Key Role of Parents in Early Mathematical Experiences
From birth, parental engagement with their children relies (often unconsciously) on mathematics in its widest sense. The rhythmic patterns of innate sucking responses and reciprocal eye contact between mother and infant suggest that even babies a few days old have a predisposition to turn-taking. Communication between parent [Page 108]and child develops at a phenomenal ...