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Activities that encourage learning about numbers for preschoolers in Austin

Posted on 09-25-2014

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Mathematical literacy is vitally important in today’s competitive world, and the earlier your child begins to learn about numbers and math, the better. A quality preschool can help build a strong mathematical foundation for your child. You can even do some activities at home with your preschooler outside of daycare to continue and reinforce what is being learned at preschool.

Count things while on the road or in a store

Make trips to the supermarket enjoyable by incorporating fun counting games. If you are on on the road for some time, help your child count cars or trucks or specify a certain color of car to count. This turns an ordinarily boring trip into a fun game that familiarizes your child with number sequencing and counting. In the supermarket, count cereal boxes or other items together.

Incorporate numbers into fun artwork

This is a great way for your preschooler to better understand how to recognize numbers through a fun activity. Cut sponges into the shapes of numbers. Have your child dip each of these numbers into a bit of paint and press them against some newspaper. Ask the child to read out each number he or she applies it, and then help him or her learn how to put those numbers in sequence or in patterns, such as the age or the number of his siblings.

Play connect the dots

Connect the dots is a sure way for children to learn about number sequencing while having fun. This is an excellent counting activity that can also help with drawing and motor skills. Help your child make the dots in different shapes, like a tree or a star or a cat. Then he or she can take different colors and connect those same dots to complete the picture.

Teach your child about measurement

Measuring things is a good activity to teach your child about numbers and sequencing. You can use a tape measure or a ruler to measure things around the house, including your preschooler!

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Austin, we have an AdvancED accredited preschool program and exclusive developmentally focused curriculum that can help your child grow. Contact us for more information.

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