You can help your child develop beginning math concepts by playing
simple number games with her.
COUNTING COTTON BALLS
Give your child a bag of cotton balls and five
baggies with number labels on them. Number the bags with numerals
such as 3, 6, 10. Then have him fill the bags with that number
of cotton balls.
Go through your house and dig up five pairs of gloves or mittens.
Mix them up and give them to your child. First, have her sort
the mittens into pairs, then have her count for you how many
pairs, then how many individual mittens.
| If you are lucky enough to live in a snow filled environment,
count snowmen when out driving.
| Winter time is usually a time of
heavy clothing with lots of buttons. Go on a button search
with your child. Have him count how many buttons they
have on, then count how many buttons you have on. Who
has on the most?