Sorting by size is a blast for preschoolers!
Even better is adding stickers lurking deep in the drawers in the playspace.
This sorting by size hands-on activity is what my preschoolers need to begin understanding comparing objects by size.
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Start talking with your preschooler about sorting by size now.
You can begin by adding size comparisons into your daily conversation:
Sorting by size comparisons will help build prior knowledge of what your children will learn on a deeper level in grade school.
Not only were my boys sorting by size, but they were also strengthening their chubby fingers for writing, cutting, buttoning, and zipping!
Having a good pencil grip starts with using your fingers and making small hand movements such as peeling stickers from a sheet.
We used this preschool math activity for a Breakfast Invitation and it worked wonderfully!
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Set up this sorting game in less than five minutes.
I rolled out my white paper roll and taped it to our breakfast table.
I grabbed the stickers for my preschoolers to sort. Here, I made sure to select stickers that are significantly small or big.
I drew two circles and labeled one small and the other circle big.
The goal of this sorting activity is to expose your preschooler to size comparisons and allow them to move as they practice.
Supplies to get started on this math game:
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Why does this size sorting activity work?
Young children learn by doing, not by listening.
It is essential that we continue to not only send our children off to school but continue to inspire thinking at home.
At home, children have a chance to problem-solve, imagine and create in a smaller setting.
Learning through play at home allows children to take more risks and experiment to expand on prior knowledge.
Preschoolers can sort through play with: