Using the Interactive Whiteboard to practice our counting skills in the Infant classroom:
Here are some tips to help your child with Maths:
- Give your child containers to play with. Talk about: holds more/less, empty/ full.
- Encourage your child to tidy up toys. Compare toys: This toy is heavier/ lighter, bigger/smaller than
- Make patterns using buttons or clothes pegs. Thing about pattern in terms of colour, size, shape.
- Say simple counting rhymes. Ten Green Bottles
- Give your child maths objects to play with: measuring tapes, rulers, jugs, weighing scales, phones, watches
- Look at the clock. Time for school/ bed.
- Ask your child to help with sorting – matching socks or putting things into fridge
- Look at shapes. How many circles can you see in the kitchen? In the garden?
- Draw attention to the days of the week and time of day; today, tomorrow, morning, night
- Look at numbers on cars, buses, shops
- Measure your child. How tall is he? Shoe size? Use words such as big/ small/narrow/ wide/ tall/ short
- Play counting games such as Snakes and Ladders, Bingo, Hopscotch
- Draw or make shapes. Circles, squares, straight, curved
- Make a pretend shop. Use real or pretend money. How many? How much? What change did we get?