The following is a post from contributing writer Stef.
I have never liked math. Numbers in equations make me nervous. I hope by introducing numbers to my boys early and in fun ways my children will be comfortable around them when it’s time to really work out math problems.
A few fun ways to introduce math to little ones …
Table Chart (matching numbers to correct items) = visual/tactile
Dice & tracing on laminated printable = visual/tactile
Around the house count coins. Children do not have to know the value, just get in the habit of counting. Also count fruit at the grocery store, and count how many pieces are left on a plate.
For auditory learners try singing songs with subtraction involved (Monkeys Jumping On the Bed) and use your fingers to show where you are in the song as you count down or up.
Kids can like math – especially when it’s presented early and in fun ways.