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...
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.