Children slowly build informal mathematical knowledge, beginning in the first few months of life. Daycare offers firsthand exploration important for learning mathematics. As infants, children begin to use their everyday experiences to construct a variety of fundamental mathematical concepts and strategies. Early life experiences help construct essential skills such as problem-solving, reasoning, communicating, making connections, and representing.
Adults play a significant role in helping children learn mathematical vocabulary, concepts, and process skills.
Aside from enrolling your child for preschool in Youngsville, Louisiana, parents can start teaching their kids mathematical skills at home.
Here are a couple of activities you can do:
- Have your child count and sort the laundry into dark, light, and colored piles. Ask them which is the biggest and the smallest pile.
- Ask your child how many of his toys he things is out and then count them together as you both put them away.
- Count the days or months before a birthday, vacation, or holiday. You can also go over past events by recounting what your child did yesterday or a week ago.
- With a small pile of graham crackers broken down into mini-rectangles, play with your child and help her build larger rectangles, squares, and other shapes out of the crackers.
- Introduce the concept of fractions with crackers or other snacks by taking away a 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or more. Based on the amount of snack you have, play by showing what happens when you add or take away portions of the snack.
Providers of Childcare in Louisiana offer other ways and opportunities in improving your child’s mathematical and cognitive skills.
For more details about the benefits you can reap by signing up to Creative Minds Preschool of Youngsville, you can contact us at 337-857-7224 and schedule an appointment.