“The very best way to learn about numbers is to manipulate objects, line them up, compare sets, and so on. There is simply no substitution for playing with objects, and these actions speak louder then words. Plus, this type of play is something children love to do without being told.”
We have a few hand-me-down games from my mom’s preschool teacher collection. As you can see, Nouarie is very into them. Most of them involve matching, shapes, colors, and counting.
I know she could play these types of games on a screen, but the social interaction with us and hands-on element would be missing. Even when she plays by herself, we assist and encourage as necessary.
Friends, what are your favorite non-app games to play to develop early math concepts? They don’t even need to be games like you can purchase. Some of our favorite games are the ones we just make up, like “What’s bigger? _____ or _____?”
Quote: “Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less” by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Diane Eyer
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