As one of the very few second generation homeschool families, I can show you how to use preschool math activities to create a life-long
love of math.
When your child is very young, you can use homeschool fun math activities to show how numbers are as much a part of real life as walking.
As you can see, you're given a head start when teaching young children math. Their thirst for knowledge is unquenchable.
I loved doing math activities when I was homeschooling my children William and Catherine - because it was so much fun for all of us!
With a bit of invention, you can turn all your child's favorite activities into maths!
Here are a few homeschooling ideas to get you started.
You'll need to choose the math activity that fits best with your child's interests, or adapt the homeschool activities here to their favorite subject.
Games are the parent's secret weapon when it comes to finding homeschooling math activities for preschoolers.
There simply isn't anything to beat the sneaky way you can use them to build a rock solid foundation of basic number skills - all at the same time as having fun with your child.
Here are some of our homeschooling favorites:
You can adapt this preschool math activity to your child's ability. Try adding animals under the cloth and see what happens!
Kids love lego and this site offers free printable lego money. The idea is that you can give your kids lego money vouchers and they can use them to purchase legos.
A bit of bribery to help with preschool math activities always goes down well!
Another great idea is to print play money, and there's a free site which lets you download dollars and cents in my page on fun kindergarten activities.
The classic homeschool activity. Perfect for preschoolers in the car or the house. How many pictures / flowers / rabbits can you see?
Can you see how many wheels / wind wipers / doors that tractor has?
Get your child to hop, skip, or jump to the music and count as they go.
These fun preschool math activities are just a taster of all the enjoyment you can have learning math with your child.
The secret to fun preschool math activities is to bring numbers alive by making them part of what you do everyday - that way you can't fail to light up your child's natural ability.
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