Making math a meaningful and memorable event in a young child's life is vitally important. Active Arithmetic will get you there. All recent brain development illustrates that movement is the key to a rich and fully developed skill set in children. Music and rhythm have been shown to light up the whole brain and to help children understand and apply complex mathematical concepts. The many ideas, imaginative games and activities described by this experienced teacher hold the key to "Aha " moments for comprehending important mathematical ideas.