Today we had fun learning about the way you count. My son is four and about to enter his Kindergarten year. We have been learning a lot at home together. There are so many things you already do around the house that can be learning opportunities for little ones!
Ever wondered if you can teach your kids preschool at home? So did I even after teaching in the classroom. Guess what! You CAN! There are so many things you already do in your mom day at home, that can overlap with teaching your kids basic skills, including counting math skills!
How can we make it easier for our little ones to count? If you have a little one who loves to be active like my son, you will love these simple fun math ideas for learning to count!
Make it tactile! That’s a fancy way of saying “hand-on” learning.
Overlap it with what you are already doing!
Cooking is a great time to share math skills.
Count: Maybe you could count cookies at breakfast time.
You could even count how many chocolate chips you see!
Count to 10 or 20 times as you circle around your stir stick.
Time: What time will it be when your cookies are baked?
Add: If you make muffins, You can count up as you add in the muffin tins.
Subtract: You can count down as you pick which muffins you would like to eat.
Measure: Making Soup?
Can you measure how long the celery is before I chop it? We used measuring in our rainbow celery science experiment here!
How many cups of water do we need to add to the soup?
Can you cut the pizza in to 1/4s?
Laundry is a great time to play math games and learn math vocabulary.
Can you find a pair of pants?
Can you match the pair of socks?
What shapes do you see when you hang up your shirt?
Can you make a pattern with
Can you fold the square washcloth into 1/4s?
Enjoy learning together at home! You got this mom! Pray and have fun!!
Hugs and Blessings,