10 Essential Skills of Early-Math in Kids Development
by Patrick Greenwood, Founder of Kontu
Engage your child where they are, follow their lead, and enjoy the ride.
This guide is here to reduce the overwhelm and add to the fun. Whether you are a self-proclaimed math nerd or vowed you would never go near algebra again, this article prepares you to guide your little one through early math. You are your child’s first teacher. But don’t stress...your child is curious and will learn so much just through play. Here we will explain the big ideas and concepts that your preschooler will master during their early years. Many of these skills will build on each other. Other skills may seem to develop “out of order”. And that’s ok. All children learn at their own pace and time. It’s your job, as their guide, to identify the path, and where they are on it. Keep this guide as your math reference for the preschool years. Refer back to it as they grow, and mentally check off their progress. As they begin to master one idea, then you can introduce new ones. They may take off down a new road, or detour in an unexpected way. Or go back to an earlier skill. All of this is ok. Through play, your child’s innate curiosity will take off. Early math learning will come naturally. And that is amazing.
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