because everything starts with a seed…..
Counting - the beginning of math!
Math is all around us wherever we go and whatever we are doing!
Research shows that by simply using math words in our everyday conversations, our children will do better in both math and reading in elementary school
Counting helps to match number words to a specific amount.
The famous Count from Sesame Street does a great job in this video of number of the day from 1 - 5 https://bit.ly/3ja6Px2
and from 6 – 10 https://bit.ly/36zyjam
You can reinforce this concept wherever you go and with whatever you are doing:
Count steps, or kisses
Count items – 2 green apples, 2 boxes of cereal
Count objects – 4 pebbles, touch 7 leaves
While you are out and about you can count:
Dogs – white, black or brown
Cars – and their different colours
Doors that you pass
Traffic lights or stop signs
Wheels on a vehicle
Make it more fun by introducing the concept of one more – one more cookie? One more kiss? One more giant step?
Have fun with your own ideas as you help your child develop a solid understanding of the concept of number