Activity for children 0-5 years old.
Equipment needed: everyday objects
Use everyday activities to encourage children to count and calculate. Count stairs when going up or down them, count how many cups are needed for teatime, count how many girls for tea and how many boys.
This activity will help children to notice changes in groupings of objects, working towards helping with problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.
Say some counting names randomly.
Use own methods to work out a problem.
Children don’t get the counting right straight away, but encouragement goes along way in helping them associate with quantities. We even see some of the very young children following the counting rhyme, pitch and tone by trying to copy some of the older children.