Maths

Preparing for School – Number Run

Over the last few weeks we have been helping you prepare your child for school come the autumn through play as part of the Get ready for K through play series that we are co-hosting for the second year. This weeks theme is Maths and we’ve got a quick and easy fun game to work on number recognition as well as any other concepts that you may wish to work on with your preschooler before they start school.

Preparing for school - number run a gross motor math game for kids to review math skills before starting school as part of getting ready for K through play

Although a lot of time in the first year of school will be spent on number work as well as other maths concepts it’s a great idea to get the kids on track academically by practising number recognition – I used this with my two children one whose in preschool and the other about to go into year 1 and with the same set up we were able to work on number recognition with the preschooler and with my kindergarten aged child I introduced the concept of number bounds for 10.

With our number mat which has number 1 – 10 I quickly placed them around our garden randomly (well reasonably randomly trying to make sure that no two numbers were in order).

Preparing for school - number run a gross motor math game for kids to review math skills before starting school as part of getting ready for K through play

We started running to random numbers and shouting out what number it was, then progressed to me shouting a number and them running to it.

With a little more time we worked up the numbers in order from 1 – 10 , and then down the number line from 10 – 1.

Preparing for school - number run a gross motor math game for kids to review math skills before starting school as part of getting ready for K through play

Whilst T was running around in order we went over number bounds quickly and then I would shout out a number from 1 – 9 and he would go and find the number bound that would make ten and then from there run to the number 10.

Games like this that work well for both my children at the same time and help them prepare for school and for progressing into the next year at school work really well.

Getting ready for K through Play

Get Ready for K through Play

For 6 weeks this summer we’re getting ready for K through Play – so far we have looked at preparing for school emotionally where I introduced visual timetables to help with transitions and the emotional impact of going to a more rigid and scheduled day of the school system. Last week was all about independence and we played Back to Front, inside out, wrong foot a fun game helping kids to get dressed independently something that they will have to do at various points during the week. This weeks theme is Maths – the first of the Academic areas that you can help your child to prepare for school through play this summer.

Check out other posts this week from the co-hosts

Math War – Mom to 2 posh lil divas

Kindergarten Active Math Game – Coffee Cups and Crayons

5 Lego Math Activities – The Pleasantest Thing

Outdoor Math Activities for Kids – Mama Smiles

Bubbling Addition – Mess for less

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