Like any good early childhood practice, the best way to do early childhood math is through the game. Children need to be engaged, motivated, and able to think for themselves to get the best out of early teaching mathematics.
Young children have a natural curiosity and interest in the world around them and this is a great basis for early mathematical skills. Mathematics is part of our daily lives and that can be seen by children when they are young if you guide them and guide them on this daily basis.
It’s easy to reduce early math to a checksheet on a table with a collection of objects to count. But this is unlikely to inspire young children. In addition, it is completely unnecessary as opportunities to learn mathematical skills are found everywhere, both in everyday life and in preschoolers.
Instead, if children are only taught mathematics through a sheet of paper, then they are more than likely not to like mathematics and will “close in band” in terms of their learning. This will only cause problems in mathematics as difficulty increases.
In this regard, it is better to involve young children in such mathematical learning, so that little by little, they are aware of the importance they have and everything they can learn through them. Rather, put math into play by asking “Whose tower is the tallest tower?” or “How can we distribute these dinosaurs?” and in everyday situations like ‘How many cups do we need for everyone in this group to have one? How many glasses do we have in total? How many more do we need?
These are everyday things that you can work with your children and that for them, will result in great learning for the present and the future.