Counting with toddlers -- early learning in math

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Counting with toddlers -- early learning in math

Post by star-little » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:44 pm

Numbers and counting are a crucial part of your child's growing mathematical understanding. Counting is learned when toddlers:
• Start to recognize how many objects are in a small set without counting.
• Knowing the "number words" from one to ten and their order.
• Know the sequence regardless of which number they start on. So if you say "start counting at four" they will count "four, five . ."
• Able to count visible objects. If your child counts six oranges 1,2,3,4,5,6 and then you ask "how many oranges are there"? and they know the answer.

At home, you can continue to look for simple opportunities to extend their understanding of numbers and counting in everyday activities. Here is some number activity to help kids practice counting:
1. Teach your kids to count marshmallows while making a cup of hot chocolate.
2. Give them a list of various things around your home – windows, tables, chairs, etc.
3. Count the circles of caterpillar,
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Re: Counting with toddlers -- early learning in math

Post by Nandy84 » Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:57 pm

Hello,


Hands-on learning is by far the best way for kids to learn their numbers because they can manipulate an object themselves. But you can't just count out loud to your toddler and expect them to recognize numbers. Playing with toys allows them to see, touch, and help them understand what each number means.
Introducing numbers to preschoolers
One: Make numbers a work of art. One of the early ways to get kids thinking numbers in a creative way is to get them painting. ...
Two: Connect the dots.
Three: Tidy up by numbers.
Four: Number your neighbourhood.
Five: Sing songs with numbers.
Six: Draw by numbers.

Between 3 and 4 years of age, she'll also be more adept at counting small sets of objects — "two oranges, four straws" and so on. Most children are not able to identify numerals or write them, though, until they're 4 or 5. But always remember every child is different and learn at their own pace.

Counting is learned when the toddler starts making the connection between this innate sense of "how many there are" and the language we use to count "one, two, buckle my shoe". This is the first stage in learning maths and it's the building block for many early concepts.

The more experience children have with counting, the more they will learn the meaning of numbers. Understanding the meaning of numbers takes experience with counting lots of things, and you can help by giving your child this experience regularly.

Thank you

Nandita

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