Welcome to Let’s visit Numberland
… where numbers have a home, just like us!
Let’s visit Numberland is a highly efficient co-adventure on number sense and beyond for the ever so important early years. The scope of travelling to Numberland is wide and colourful!
Numberland has been sparking children and unburdening teachers worldwide since its beginnings as a peer reviewed research project 2004 in Germany by Dr. Gerhard Friedrich, university lecturer for early childhood pedagogy.
It is our mission to make Let’s visit Numberland available to teachers anywhere in the world – from preschool to kindergarten, international schools, special needs, low-resource contexts …
Always individual journeys, always great results. ⭐ And never in competition with any other programme or concept, but rather facilitating or preparing the grounds!
Learn how to spark your children and unburden yourself with our substantial contribution to fundamental numeracy and literacy for your individual needs. Natural, easy-going and joyful, yet highly efficient.
What you find on this website
This website gives you the full picture of Numberland plus all available ‘travelling options’, none of it compulsory. You find – hopefully – everything to embark on trips to Numberland according to your and your children’s individual needs:
- Find all details on Let’s visit Numberland – its basic thoughts, scientific background, feedback, publication list.
- Our recording of a webinar (45′) may already be sufficient to make you travel to Numberland.
- Read about various Numberland projects worldwide, also development cooperation projects in Africa and Malaysia (TALULAR).
- Choose from a range of optional resources to make Numberland happen – a handbook plus lovely, low cost pdf versions to high quality wooden HABA products.
- Consider online and offline hands-on teacher training opportunities
- Read the feedback from teachers in various countries and very different settings.
- Find an introduction to Numberland in various languages
Let the good things happen. Everywhere. Beyond maths. Non-competitive with other concepts, rather paving the grounds.
Why Let’s visit Numberland makes so much sense
⭐ Because of how smart, affectionate, and efficiently Numberland interweaves relevant maths and the emotional world of 3 to 5yo children!
⭐ Because Numberland helps children understand, connect, structure, and organise all the mathematical experiences in their daily life.
⭐ Because Numberland is about so much more than ‘just’ maths! But role play, exploring the world, details, general knowledge, movement, arts …
⭐ Because Numberland improves the chances of ALL children and contributes to a happy childhood!
⭐ Because Numberland is not a strict programme and not bound to fancy resources!
⭐ Numberland encourages TALULAR – teaching and learning using locally available resources
⭐ Because teachers can make use of cross-curricular synergy effects!
⭐ Because Numberland paves the ground for maths activities or programmes to follow, and often opens children for them in the first place. Thus, Numberland is not in competition with any other maths concept. It is a facilitator to unburden teachers.
Let’s visit Numberland is a most efficient, yet easy going approach. It started as a widely acclaimed German research project, turned into a standard early years approach, and is increasingly finding international ‘travellers’. In preschools and international schools, anywhere and also in developing countries which is truly heart warming!
What the field says
Preschools appreciate how easily Numberland integrates and unburdens them in their educational tasks. They value the holistic approach, making children engage and benefit in terms of those important soft skills, too.
Primary teachers note higher base levels, more motivation and engagement – also among children from socially or educationally deprived children or those with a migrant background. They recommend Numberland as a useful and sufficient tool to prepare children for formal tuition.
International schools esteem the additional impact on second language acquisition.
And the children? They simply love it 🙂
Hi from Numberland Germany!
My name is Barbara Schindelhauer, I’m co-author and international teacher trainer of Let’s visit Numberland.
I unburden you with pragmatic, hands-on ideas for this joyful approach, to spark and support the self-learning processes in your children. Not only is a thorough mathematical foundation crucial, it is also a tremendous chance for the other vital areas of children’s development: language, concentration, social and motor skills, creativity, to name just a few.
Plus, children are entitled to have a happy childhood, to play away, explore, do their thing. How wonderful, if while doing just that, the good things happen, also in terms of understanding and structuring mathematical experiences!
To ensure many children benefit from Numberland, it has been my passion to promote it among teachers worldwide since its beginnings 2004. I teamed up with Dr. Gerhard Friedrich, original Numberland author and University lecturer for early childhood pedagogy.
I am constantly developing Numberland further to facilitate Numberland projects even more, in any setting of preschools, international schools, or aid and development agencies. Their positive feedback is my utmost joy and motivation.
Currently, cooperation development projects in Zambia and in Malaysia fill me with joy and gratitude. We follow the TALULAR concept, teaching and learning using locally available resources. Read more.
May I be your tour guide?
I’m driven to provide you with all you need to embark on this joyful yet also efficient co-adventure, according to your individual needs.
Back in 2004, Numberland ignited my own children (3y, 5y). This fire and enthusiasm jumped over on me and hasn’t stopped ever since.
Let me ignite you, too!