At mealtime or snacktime, create math stories with your child: “Imagine you’re a hungry bear and these crackers look yummy” Count them together and invite them to choose a number of crackers to eat. Then ask: “How many crackers did you eat? How many crackers are left?”
See what your child is learning
Having fun with math helps your child love learning, while becoming familiar with counting, numbers, and what they stand for. They’re also learning to pay attention, hold numbers in their mind as they use this information, and use self-control not to eat everything all at once!