Practicing concepts at home is very important. Here are some great concepts to practice:
- Add and subtract within 20.
- Work with money by identifying and counting coins.
- Make up simple addition or subtraction math stories for your child to solve. For example, "Sam had 3 cookies and his mom gave him 2 more. How many does he have now?" Adjust the numbers to your child's needs.
- Practice identifying numbers.
- Count to 120 starting with any number.
- Practice telling time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
(Based on the Common Core Standards)
Some family games that use math skills:
- Dice, cards, and board games can help your child learn addition combinations.
- Dominoes help students practice recognizing groups of dots as numbers (subitizing).
- The card game “War” helps kids recognize which number is greater and which is less.
- Uno helps with number identification.
- Any game that includes counting board steps, such as Candy Land.
(Many of these suggestions came from: http://www.dreambox.com/parent-tips-first-grade.)