China - and a
Let's visit Numberland in China - and a visit in
her two weeks
Chen presented Numberland to teachers in several
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in their total
Echo led a
visitors joined the children on their trip to Number
Two and shared
Let's visit Numberland in China
A cooperation with ÖULE Educational Consultancy in
Beijing is intensifying: Barbara will be joining Echo
from ÖULE Educational Consultancy and PopDino at the
Shanghai Toy Fair to present 'Let's visit Numberland'/
'Willy's World of Numbers'. The venue will take place
from October 18 to 20, with a workshop on October 19.
Fun training at Strahmore Infant
& Nursery School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Following a first most joyful Numberland project which
had also taken the children outside,
the school organised a Numberland training to learn
more details and to share with other schools.
It was fantastic so see the enthusiasm and creativity
of the teachers who agreed that Numberland is a
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participate in a hands-on Numberland training this
Hunsley Primary School has been working with
Numberland since September 2015 when the school
opened. They are now organising a hands-on
Numberland training from 1 to 4.30pm with Barbara
Schindelhauer as trainer. The school charges 50 GBP
per person including the handbook (value 17,90 GBP).
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visitors from China!
Echo and Chris came
over from Beijing and visited Barbara to learn
more about Numberland. Echo had started to apply
Numberland in her Learning Centre with much
at a Kindergarten in Waldkirch proudly took their
guests on a visit to Numberland and gave them a good
grasp of the project. On our trip to the Haba
company, Heidelberg Castle was a must.
was fantastic to have Echo and Chris, so very much
looking forward to our future cooperation!
Numberland applied in
Polish kindergartens as part of Erasmus+
Bilingual Education A Step Ahead'
During this Erasmus+ project institutions
in Poland, Romania, Greece, and Turkey had shared
and developed ideas on how children
can acquire English while exploring topics. 'Let's
visit Numberland' proved to be a highly appreciated
Schindelhauer presented the concept on the final
conference in Lodz/Poland and enjoyed the
hospitality of Kindergarten 206 in Lodz, where the
children made a visit to Number 8.
forward to further talk about the ideas developed
during the conference...
Teachers in the UK happy with
and primary teachers of the Longridge, Preston (UK)
Cluster attended a hands-on training on invitation
of St. Wilfrid's RC Primary school.
John McHugh (Headteacher) commented on Facebook: 'On
behalf of The Longridge Cluster, thank you Barbara
for such excellent training. We can't wait to get
Numberland started here at St Wilf's in our Nursery
and Reception Class!' Also the other schools went
straight into first planning for the new term at the
end of the training.
We are looking forward to further cooperation.
Reception Children and their Teachers inspired
we received a most encouraging feedback from Hunsley
Primary, North Ferriby on their experiences with
Numberland in reception: 'On first encountering
Numberland's houses and gardens, the children's
faces said it all - you often strive for awe and
wonder in Early Year settings and it clearly
appeared that day.'
Read the full feedback (testimonials).
Numberland part of
Erasmus+ project on bilingual education with CLIL
part of the project running in Belgium, Greece,
Poland, and Turkey, Numberland
was successfully applied
in a Polish kindergarten.
Download the entire good
practice catalogue (12,3MB) or the information
on German as a foreign language in Santiago de Chile
Teachers of German as a
foreign language from all over South America
attended the Andenkongress 2015 'einFach Deutsch'.
Barbara Schindelhauer gave a workshop on 'Early
learning of a foreign language with help of maths':
'In my workshop I could bring in my freshly made
experiences from Sao Paulo/Brazil. There I had
trained the teachers of three German schools working
with a bilingual concept. I also had the delightful
opportunity to travel to Numberland with the 4 and 5
years old children of Colégio Humboldt.'
'Let's visit Numberland' in
attractive for schools with a bi-lingual approach.
Bettina Prall, kindergarten teacher at German
Colégio Humboldt, Sao Paulo/Brasil had started
travelling to Numberland with her 4years-old
children in Spring 2015 with much fun and success.
Her visit to Germany was the start of Numberland
On invitation of Colégio Humboldt and the two
schools of Porto Seguro, Barbara Schindelhauer
gave trainings to the staff in September 2015. She
also had a fabulous time with all eight groups of
the 4- and the 5-years-old children at Colégio
Humboldt, exploring Numberland on bi-lingual trips
One of the boys was so fond of Numberland that he
made his 5th birthday a Numberland motto party,
having his parents preparing his own Numberland
article on 'Let's visit Numberland' in British
The British Mathematical
Association features 'Let's visit Numberland' in
their Spring 2015 issue of 'Primary Mathematics',
We feel honoured and a little bit proud that
Numberland was even chosen for the front cover.
Looking forward to what response might be triggered.
Gerhard Friedrich, Barbara Schindelhauer: 'Let’s
visit Numberland - A highly emotive and efficient
reason for reasoning in early numeracy' In: Primary
Mathematics, volume 19, issue No. 1, pp. 13-16.
materials now available directly from UK supplier
Asco Educational has made the original German
Numberland materials available on their
website. The high-end, motivating materials
are called 'Willy's World of Numbers' and can be
freely combined. However, it is all optional as
everything or parts can also be self-made.
New E-Book Features
Innovative Early Literacy Approaches - including
'Let's visit Numberland'
Finally published for immediate (free)
download: The e-book Prepare
for Life! Raising Awareness for Early Literacy
Education (PDF) is the result of the
same-titled international expert conference that
took place in March 2013 in Leipzig.
Gerhard Friedrich, Barbara Schindelhauer
(2014). Let’s visit Numberland: An Emotive,
Story-based Contribution to Numeracy and Literacy
In: Jörg F. Maas, Simone C. Emig, Carolin Seelmann
(eds.). Prepare for Life! Raising Awareness for
Early Literacy Education. Results and Implications
of the International Conference of Experts 2013.
Stiftung Lesen 2014 (pp. 79-85)
Numberland Session on BCME8/ ATM conference in
Nottingham, UK, April 14-17, 2014
The details of the conference of the British
Congress of Math Education (BCME8) and Association
of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) in Nottingham are
The Session on Let's visit Numberland will be on
Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 14:15-15:45 (H1),
addressing EYFS and KS1. We look forward to
interesting exchange of thoughts.
Schools meet at Cheltenham, UK, to
discuss Numberland - children and teachers loved
For more than a year now, Numberland has
been part of the reception class curriculum in
various reception classes at primary schools
throughout the UK. On a recent meeting at Swindon
Village Primary School in Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, teachers learned more about the
concept and exchanged thoughts and experiences. In
addition, Barbara Schindelhauer took 80 enthused
children of different Cheltenham schools to
class teacher Alix Cleary: 'It has been fantastic.
The results are clear.'
Barbara Schindelhauer: 'The response both
from children and teachers was overwhelming! We had
so much fun and the teachers could hardly believe
how really all children got into it. I could imagine
and do hope that this is the beginning of a
Numberland session on
math conference in Nottingham, UK in April 2014
We look forward to presenting 'Let's visit
Numberland' on the British Congress of Math
Education (BCME8) and Association of Teachers of
Mathematics (ATM) conference. This will take place
at the University of Nottingham from April 14 to 17,
2014. Within the session we will outline the concept
and the experiences of UK based reception classes.
Numberland to be
presented on international conference on early
Due to the holistic
contribution to early numeracy and literacy,we have
been invited to present 'Let's visit Numberland' on
the international conference „Prepare for
life! Raising awareness for early literacy
education“, hosted by Stiftung Lesen and the Goethe
Numberland book to be
The German handbook
'Komm mit ins Zahlenland' is to be reprinted again
Verlag. The book will then have reached 45.500
copies since its first publication in 2004 and
revision in 2011.
First Numberland project in Turkey
A school in Istanbul adapted the concept
for both their Turkish and Armenian children and is
very happy with the results.
First Numberland training in Texas
Carola Hauer-Berry, teacher at the
Christian Child Development Center, Lewisville,
Texas (USA), shared her experiences of two years
working with Numberland in a training to 60 pre-K
and kindergarten teachers. She inspired her audience
as shown in their feedback
and that some of them started using Numberland right
Hebrew Numberland website online
Zilla Lemberger Freedman, owner of a math
school and working with Numberland, joined our team
to promote the concept to teachers in Israel.
Numberland life in Estonia
On invitation by Reeli Tänavsuu, head of a
preschool/kindergarten in Pärnu/Estonia, Barbara had
the chance to visit two preschools in Estonia and to
experience with how much enthusiasm and success
teachers and children alike realise Numberland
respectively 'Lähme Arvumaale'. A group of three to
four year old children visited Number Three with
breathless concentration and managed Number Lane
from 0 to 5. In the other institution, 5year olds
entered Numberland by singing the Numberland song
and accompanied by her teacher on the piano. They
visited Number 5 and joined her birthday party.