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Mathematical development

 

Activity 1- Shape hunt!

 

Show your child the shapes circle, square, rectangle and triangle. Can they identify each shape? 

Talk about each shapes special features such as how many sides it has. Ask your child to go on a hunt around your home looking for shapes. You made to help them at first by asking them what shape is the door? What shape are the windows? What shape is the clock? See how many different shapes you can find.

 

Look, listen and note how well your child can:

  • Identify each shape
  • Find shapes in the environment

The Shapes Song

It's a shapes song. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved This i...

 

Activity 2- Positional language

 

Using a teddy and a chair move the teddy around and talk to your child about describing where the teddy is. Sit the teddy on the chair and say, Where is Teddy? Teddy is on the chair. Or, Where is Teddy? Teddy is under the chair. Complete the actions for the positional language on, under, in, behind, in front and next to. Then ask your child to follow some positional language instructions such as, Put Teddy on the chair.

 

Look, listen and note how well your child can:

  • Understands positional language
  • Can follow instructions using positional language

Where's the Monkey?

A song to help children learn prepositions of place. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Video by KidsTV123. Copyright 2011 A.J.Jenkins/Kids...

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