Let’s sort the numbers.
Sort the numbers is a terrific way to encourage more math play at home.
This preschool math game also makes a fantastic Breakfast Invitation!
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How do I teach numbers to my preschooler?
Number Concepts begin as early as two years old but counting. Counting is the memorization of a sequence. What we want our preschoolers to understand is that a number name is linked to a number quantity.
Here, we want our preschoolers to understand that the last object counted represents an entire set. You can count left to right or mix them up. No matter what, the quantity (amount) remains the same.
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Make this sort the numbers preschool activity to develop:
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to classify objects into given categories, count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
This preschool number activity does all this!
Ready? Let’s get set up!
Creating number blocks on your table. Here, I used painter’s tape.
Next, find objects in your playroom (or on the floor in our case) to sort. I like to find one object, two of the same of another, three of the same for another object, etc.
Finally, place the objects in front of your preschooler and ask them to sort the objects by number amount.
Try to stand back, and allow your preschooler to problem solve.
Which object do you see more than one of?
How many squares do we see together?
Is the pasta the same as the puzzle piece? If not, let’s sort them into different piles.
Math vocabulary to introduce