Early Learning: LEARN MATH EVERY DAY
Math is not just about counting and numbers. There are hundreds of ways to include math in your child’s everyday activities.
- INFANTS: Use every day activities as opportunities to count. Count socks as you put them on your baby, count baby’s toes, tell them where you are putting things (“I put the block on top of the tower”).
- TODDLERS: can start to recognize shapes, sort objects by type and use number words. Recite rhymes and sing songs that include number words with your child.
- PRESCHOOLERS: can solve daily life math problems, such as how many plates to set for dinner. They can recognize and make patterns, and can count out loud to 10 or higher. Read books that include math concepts.
For daily learning activities, check out the Ingham Early Learning Calendar at: http://inghamgreatstart.org/ingham-early-learning-calendar/