Prepare a Pattern

Pre-Schooler Playtime

Do you have a muffin tin or an empty egg carton? Look for things that can fit inside each hole, like pen caps. Make a pattern, like one red cap in a hole, then two blue caps in another, then another red cap. Then give the caps to your child. Can they match the pattern?

See what your child is learning

Making and re-creating patterns asks your child to focus and keep the pattern in mind, even when it isn’t there anymore. Being able to recognize patterns is an important skill for math, science, and language learning.

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