Many of you have written to me asking for preschool math activities. There are so many and some of the simplest ideas seem to be the childrens favorites.
Thanks to all of my readers who have been sending me their ideas for teaching math and counting. Here are just a couple I'd like to pass on to you everyone.
Blocks and Towers
Use some wooden cube shaped blocks small enough to fit in the palm of a child's hand. Ask them to build a tower as tall as they want it to be. When it falls, they have to count the blocks and tell you the number. Of course, remember to help out the younger ones or count together. Each time they start to build again they will try to use more blocks than the before. Three skills in on--counting, fine motor, and hand-eye cordination.
Make a set of cards with 8 large squares on it. The center square is a "free space". Put one number in each square. Not every card must have every number. Next make a deck of cards with individual numbers on each one.
Hold up one card and then ask them to find that number on their card. This is good for number recognition and listening skills.
Keep these wonderful ideas coming in and I'll share them for you here.
Until next time, have a great day!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009