Shapes around the House
Play a game: be a shape detective as you walk around your house, searching for shape clues.
When your child has found the different shapes, you could draw them on a piece of paper and bring it to Nursery next week so that your child can talk about the shape game in school.
Saying the number names in order in number songs helps children to remember the order of numbers necessary for counting.
Join in with the song below:
Solving Number Problems
Children learn to solve problems from an early age, for example, when they put out their hand asking for 'more' (crisp, sweet, toys).
When children learn number order and counting, this is a more precise way to solve number problems.
It is important for children to take their time when counting and follow 3 simple rules:
When counting, children need to know that the last number you count tells you how many there are ie. the total.
Practise counting around your house -
Watch the clip below, where the boy, Michael, does lots of counting and compares which group has more and which group has less.