Preschool math activities need to involve movement.
Because movement literally wakes up the brain and body to make larger connections to prior knowledge.
Let’s create active and meaningful math activities to help our children soar!
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How do I teach math to my preschoolers?
I use guided play to enhance learning math.
What this means is that I am setting up intentional play prompts for my children to extend on existing math concepts in new ways.
Learning math with preschoolers is fun and flexible.
When teaching math to preschoolers, I want to:
use open-ended materials
motive preschoolers to problem solve
follow multi-step directions
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Before you begin this preschool math activity, ask yourself:
Does my child correctly identify colors? – If not, head here.
Does my child sort by color? – If not, head here..
Does my child successfully count to 10 and sort objects by color? – YES? Try this preschool math activity.
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Setting up this preschool math activity is easy!
Tape down your white paper.
Draw a variety of circles on the paper.
Add numbers in each circle. Remember to make each number a different color.
How to play this hands-on math activity:
Allow your preschooler to pick a circle.
To get started, try saying things such as You picked the red circle with a red 6! I wonder what we should do to fill it?
Have your preschoolers hunt for six red items.
Return, pick a new circle, and repeat.
Remember, preschoolers learn more through movement than they do a worksheet.
Why is counting and number sense so valuable for preschoolers?
By Kindergarten, understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
You can help prepare your preschooler for this skill by touching as you count now.
Remember to touch each object as you count to demonstrate that you are matching a number name to a number amount.
Take number sense one step further, begin to Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.
Let’s do this!
When will you set up this preschool math activity for your children?