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Top Preschool Math Activities

Eight Ways to Teach Your Child Pre-Number Concepts and Early Numeracy

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For many, math is an intimidating topic. But it doesn't have to be. Not limited to just numbers, math incorporates a broad range of skill sets and knowledge including sorting, colors, recognizing groups and patterns and counting. To help your preschooler get an early jump on these important concepts, there are lots of preschool math activities you can try that will not only get your preschooler thinking logically, but have fun too.

1. Number Hunt

Biracial Baby/ Toddler And African-American Woman Using Abacus
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Numbers are everywhere. Using the ones that you see in your day-to-day activities is a great way to teach your preschooler to recognize and become familiar with them.

2. Become Compulsive Counters

Want your preschooler to strengthen his math skills? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.

3. Household Helpers

Learn how everyday activities like laundry and cleaning up can help build a child's basic math skills.

4. Shape of Things to Come

Identifying shapes may seem like an easy-to-master skill, but learning shapes now will help your preschooler with advanced schooling down the line, from geometry to art.

5. Picking Out Patterns and Pairs

Teaching your child how to find and create patterns will help build her ability to problem-solve and help her to think logically.

6. Common Math Concepts within Preschool Math Activities

Changing the way you think about math and approach the subject will ultimately help your preschooler develop his skills.

7. Play With What You Have

Chances are you have some items in your home that are just perfect for building your little one's math skills.

8. Get Cooking

The kitchen offers up a hotbed of math activities. Here's how to incorporate some simple arithmetic into mealtimes.

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