Number identification and counting

This week’s lessons will focus on number identification and counting. Being able to identify (and eventually print) numerals and count objects with one-to-one correspondence is essential for math success. These concepts can be learned with plenty of hands-on practice. You know your child better than anyone. If your child is ready for more challenging activities, try working with 2 digit numbers. If your child is not ready for printing with a pencil or crayon, practice drawing numbers with fingers in shaving cream or dirt! It is important for your child to be challenged if needed, but it is equally important for a young child experimenting with math concepts to feel comfortable and successful. Follow your child’s cues. If you see any signs of frustration try to make the activity a little less difficult. Math should be fun! Positive experiences your child has with math now can lead to a magnificent math mind-set later!

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