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How do you help your toddler love math?

How do you help your toddler love math?


Mathematics is one of the subjects that gives children a head start from kindergarten to late in school. Oddly or not, young children are enthusiastic about universal mathematics, only that interest decreases as they grow and multiply, divide, and fractions appear to be no longer as cute as the number of apples in the fruit tree. How do you help your toddler get closer to one of the most difficult disciplines?

Activities for the 3-year-old for learning mathematical skills

The specialists argue that you can use some tricks and useful methods to bring the child closer to mathematics since he was 3 years old. Any activity that helps the child to understand and understand what the figures are, how they look, how big they are, what is their place in everyday life, is useful as long as it is appropriate for his age.

Children begin to understand the idea of ​​number and number around the age of 3 years. Specialists suggest parents to help their children get closer to the world of numbers and to help them understand them better until they are 7 years old. Some of the easy math activities for early education include

  • building blocks with the help of various pieces, cubes, centralizing and fitting some cubes, kits for making objects; they help him to develop spatial reasoning, fundamental to the understanding of mathematics;

  • mechanical puzzles, Rubik's cubes and any other toys that involve moving, rotating or matching objects;

  • mathematical exploration of interesting things such as counting objects in the house or the environment;

  • emphasizing passages in stories or poems that involve numbers in daily reading (and stimulating the child to count or do various mathematical calculations) e.g. Goat with 3 goats, Soacra with 3 grandchildren and other stories that use numbers and that you can use as a teaching aid;

  • learning the shapes and numbers with the help of images (printed materials, photos, paintings, etc.).

Focusing on these small child-learning techniques about some things in the impressive world of numbers builds the foundation for a child who loves math and who loves it. In this way, the children will have no problem in dealing with the school and they will be passionate and eager to discover even more about this subject.

It involves mathematics in the usual activities!

Most parents complain that they do not have enough time to dedicate it to such activities with their children. But all you need is to look around and take advantage of some situations and contexts in which you are with your child to help him get closer to math and discover the mysteries:

  • For example, when you are in the kitchen you can ask him to help you give him 3 eggs, 5 potatoes, count 5 tablespoons of flour, etc.

  • You can use it on the way to kindergarten to entertain the little one by having him read the numbers from cars, counting cars, groups of people.

  • You can ask him to count the button on a blouse as he dresses, to count the colored pencils you give him to draw.

Any activity with your little one can turn into an educational lesson and still a fun one with a little creativity and imagination. There is no need to impose mathematical lessons, it is important to instill her pleasure for her and how otherwise than by integrating mathematical figures and operations into the funniest games and activities for them.

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