• Kindergarten

    We believe that reinforcing skills such as number identification and counting at home will help your child make gains. There are some fun and simple ways to do this. 

    • Count in the car.
    • Have your child count items around the house such as canned goods or pieces of food.
    • Compare amounts: ex. "Do you have more pieces of chicken or broccoli on your plate?"
    • Count the steps as they walk upstairs.
    • Ask them to identify numbers they see around the house or when you're driving.

    Some family games that use kindergarten math skills:

      • Many card games require counting and score keeping.
      • Dice games and dominos help kids learn to quickly recognize groups of dots from 2 to 12 (subitizing).
      • Play board games that involve counting squares, such as Candy Land.
      • Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four build recognition of rows of 3 and 4 counters.
      • Uno helps with number identification
      • Tangrams
      • Mancala

    (Many of these suggestions came from http://www.dreambox.com/parent-tips-kindergarten.)