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How to do Maths Activities with your Children
Do you do maths at home with your children? It occurred to me the other day when I was baking chocolate cornflake cakes with my children that it was also a great time to build in a bit of maths. For example the recipe needed 150g of chocolate so I asked my son what a third of that would be and he set about to working it out. Weighing and measuring ingredients is another great way of teaching them numbers and counting.
When my children were younger we used to sing songs with numbers in – I’m looking at you ‘3 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed’, or books with counting in them. We liked the Julia Donaldson book – ‘Tales from Acorn Wood: Counting’ which was great for this, as is the utter classic that is ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’. We could read that book over and over again some days.
When it comes to shapes, and colours actually, the supermarket is great for pointing these out and spotting different shapes and colours as you go around. Depending on the age of your child you can have a competition and see how many you can spot. To give you some ideas on how to do maths activities with your children, here is the great infographic from The Finchley Preschool. Are there any activities you do with your children that you would add?