Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I’d like to share with you some of the “math” activities we used to do when Mavi was around 1 and 2 yrs old.  These are very simple activities that you can do anytime, with less preparation.

Ordering numbers 0 to 9.  I wrote the numbers in a cardstock as a control card.  This will familiarize the child of our number system and its ordering.

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Using our flash cards and foam numbers, I made him match the numeral symbol to the amount of objects shown in the cards.  First we count the objects and and allow him to pick the correct number symbol from the container and match it with the card.

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The infamous numbers and counters.  We used any kind of counters we have… as seen here, we used buttons and bears.



Water bottle caps and stickers for one-to-one correspondence work. 



Flash cards and bingo chips for one-to-one correspondence work again.


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I also printed out some cards from online.  I forgot the link as this was years ago, so please do let me know if you own this printable or know the link.Pictures11[1]

And there you go! Hope this will jumpstart your math adventures with your little ones.  Happy counting!

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  1. Just stopped by to get some ideas for my youngest! :) Thanks for sharing. I'll be starting her on the Montessori method this fall so this gives me some ideas of what may be doable for her. I started my son when he was older...

  2. I love how simple and easy theses math activities are to set up! We are featuring your post on Share It Saturday part of our round-up of tips to keeping a life with kids simple and easy. Stop by and check it out if you like,

    We truly hope to see you again at Share It Saturday!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts