Dust off those old favorite board games, cards and dice of yours. Buy a new game as a 2010 New Year gift. Sit around a table with the TV off, don’t answer the phone. You are helping your child with his/her math; and it’s all in a game!
When you first play a board game with a young child you will notice they need help counting the little black dots on the dice, eventually they see five dots and know that is stands for the quantity five. At first when they roll dice and come up with one a five and the other a three; your young child will move five spaces then three, with more practice they will add the two dice and then move eight spaces one…at...a… time. With a little time and number sophistication soon your child is able to roll a five and a three, glance once, know it’s an eight and move eight spaces in one jump. Their mind can see, understand and react to a number. All it takes is a favorite board game and a little time and practice.
Games are fun activity for the whole family and can help children develop valuable math skills.Keep Reading at: http://www.examiner.com/x-2016-Parenting--Education-Examiner~y2009m...

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My children also participate in the Kuomon program and their math skills have accelerated tremendously.
I am always looking for new ways to reach children can you explain the Kuomon program? Thanks
Great suggestions, Rhonda, and thanks so much for sharing!! I'm a huge advocate of family game-play and this is one of the many reasons. Games are ALWAYS on my lists of ways parents can help struggling students across the curriculum.
great suggestion !!!! I also play the board game with my son...and now he quickly identifies the number on the dice and also do counting .If you know other board games pls mail me.
Thanks, and yes! Each of the links have games in the slide show, I put them in a slide show so you could see the game: Good luck and enjoy playing games with your son!
Math games: http://www.examiner.com/x-2016-Parenting--Education-Examiner~y2009m...
Reading games: http://www.examiner.com/x-2016-Parenting--Education-Examiner~y2009m...
Strategy games: http://www.examiner.com/x-2016-Parenting--Education-Examiner~y2009m...


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