Pick three food words such as “banana, apple, pea” to make a word pattern. Repeat with your child three times. Have them pick three food words and make a pattern three times: “fork, spoon, plate” Talk about what word comes first, second, and third.
See what your child is learning
When your child is choosing words, listening to words, and making patterns with you, they’re creating and then using a rule. Understanding and applying rules in will help them learn math concepts as they grow.