Learning Math or numbers can be a bit intimidating for little humans. That’s why in Nursery, we use different strategies in teaching them the concepts in Math.
We begin the class with some number videos and songs that the kids can sing and dance to. This way, they learn and recognize numerals from what they see in the videos and rote counting from the songs.
The children also enjoyed listening to Number Stories. The stories paved way as we touch on the concept of each numeral.
Kids learn in different ways; The use of concrete materials such as blocks, unifix cubes, toys eggs, and counters show meaning to each number.
We incorporate our topics in Math to different games such as number hop, number fishing, number bingo, and number find.
During Center Time, we use Manipulative such as number insets, number cards, clip cards, number puzzles and counters. We even use iPads in some of our Centers for ordering and matching numbers. We also use clay to practice forming numbers as it also helps in their fine motor skills.
The kids were exposed to the concepts of Math by doing and discover. Through the various activities presented to them, they were are to learn and play at the same time.