Learning to compare: First you have to collect bottles of several heights, and let the children work in group to arrange them from smallest to largest. Children always learn in a better way when they are involved in performing things practically. Things like addition, subtraction, and division become much easier for them. For teaching them math concepts you can use their toys, blocks, or anything that you thing can engage the child’s interest. This way your child would also learn about quantity and different sizes.
Learning the written form of Numbers: It is not so complicated to teach your child about numbers. Through carrying out simple activities your child would be able to learn numbers very easily. Take a colorful paper and trace the number that you want to teach your child. After tracing the number, cut it out into 2 or 3 pieces to form a simple puzzle. Ask your child to fit the pieces and glue them on a white sheet of paper to form the number. Using this activity you can teach your child numbers from 0-9.
- Do not cut the number into many pieces else your child would get confused.
- Cut each number into different colors to make it interesting for your child.
- For the beginners, provide a sample of completed numbers, so that your child can use it for reference.
Learning names of Numbers
When your child is just three years old, the best way he can learn is through songs and stories. Kids can not read on their own as they are too young at this stage, so you have to help them out to spark their interest. Stories that have characters with numbers as their names, or counting songs that repeat the names of the numbers again and again are good ways to make your child names of numbers.
INSTRUCTIONS: children learn a lot through visual support, so use the hand movements with the stories and songs. Children learn best when your make use of as many senses as possible.
Using math in everyday living
We all understand that math comes through practice, the more you practice the better you learn. Ask your child to pass on crayons, papers, milk, carrots or anything that you have at home, and ask you child to pass on a specific number of items. This way the child would use his brain and think about the numbers, do this practice over and over again and you would see your child learning very fast. Its much easier for some children to learn better by doing, rather then by being instructed in the formal settings.
Teaching your child through activities can be really fun, without making them realize that they are learning. Once your child gets familiar to the numbers and he can recognize them; let your kid do the coloring in pages that are coded with numbers.