### The Effect of Big Math for Little Kids Program on Children’s Early Academic and Language Skills

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*This study aims to investigate the effect of Big Math for Little Kids Program on 61-72 month old preschoolers’ early academic and language skills development. The sample for this study included 42 children in Ankara, Turkey. In this study, pretest – posttest experimental design with control group technique was used. Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills” were used. In the experiment group, to facilitate the children’s math skills development, Big Math for Little Kids program was implemented for 14 weeks. Consequently, it was found out a significant difference in favor of experiment group in terms of the effect of Big Math for Little Kids program.*

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