San Jose Mercury News
Three little boys crawled around a colorful classroom rug, roaring like dinosaurs as other preschoolers learned the value of a dollar. One hundred pennies felt much heavier in the 4-year-olds' tiny hands than a dollar bill.
A casual observer might assume the kids were just playing, but St. Elizabeth's Day Home in San Jose is no ordinary day care. Those activities and other lessons, such as reading children's books about dragons and singing songs about dogs, are all tools to teach students about the letter D while developing their math and socialization skills.