In Nursery mathematics is specifically taught using interactive, fun play based activities. Here are some suggestions of activities that you can do with your child at home to support their developing Maths skills.
This activity will support your child's counting, saying one number for each item.
Ask your child to count out their toys from their toy box or from a pile of toys (that way your child must have to decide when to stop counting rather than carry on). Make it fun and have a competition between you (and at times, count wrong so they have a chance at winning, also gives them an opportunity to correct you).
Race to fill the cup!
To play this game you will need some counters for counting (could use dry pasta, buttons, cotton wool balls, crayons or small cars) and 2 plastic cups and a dice. Each player rolls the dice and add that amount to their own cup. The first one to fill the cup wins!
This could be done at meal times or when playing games.
Ask your child to count items of objects/food for example fruit, count how many pieces of fruit there are and discuss whether there is enough for everyone, has everyone got the same amount? If not how many more/less do we need?
Play board games, for example snakes and ladders, Ludo etc. You could ask your child to count the spots on the dice or if playing with a numbered dice, can they tell you the number.