In Maths this week we will be learning the concepts of 'More' and 'Fewer'. Watch the video below with your child.
Have a look at the pictures below and count each group of pictures (count how many are on the left side and then on the right side of the card).
Afterwards with your child talk about which group has 'more' and which group has 'fewer'.
Ask your child to point to the picture that has 'more' or 'fewer'. Make it fun by turning it in to a game to see who can get the most right!
Why not play with different objects such has their toys or crayons for example and ask them to make a pile that has 'more' and a pile that has 'fewer'. Try and encourage your child to use the mathematical language of 'more' and 'fewer'.
As well as these activities above, you can keep on practicing Maths all the time. Below are some activities you can do anytime...
Why not practice rote counting! Rote counting is simply saying numbers in order eg 1,2,3,4,5 etc. Count along to simple songs that count upwards eg 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive, 1, 2 buckle my shoe, 1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato 4 etc. Why not use a puppet to make it more fun!
Why not label your stairs with numbers. Count up when you go upstairs, count backwards when you go down, point to each number as you do! This will help teach your child counting forwards, counting backwards, numeral recognition and one-to-one-counting (that each number represents an object in a group or sequence: in this case, a stair).