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