5 Hands-On Math Games for your Toddler￼
Math abilities are critical in early childhood education and the logical reasoning needed for many school topics.
Fun and engaging math games are an excellent alternative to textbooks and flashcards for helping children practice math and develop lasting skills. Interactive games not only foster strategic mathematical concepts, but they can also act as critical building bricks in your children’s lifelong math journey.
Being hands-on and having fun while practicing a new skill is one of the simplest methods to reinforce it. So, this article will tell you five fun math games your child will love:
Snap It Up!
Snap It Up! is a quick card game that tests one’s math abilities. The aim is to perform basic arithmetic (addition and subtraction) as quickly as possible while passing the cards along. It is a fantastic game for kids who already know the fundamentals but want a new challenge or an entertaining method to develop their mathematical skills. It is appropriate for youngsters aged six and above. You can purchase them from any local toy store around your place.
Make the traditional bingo game into a math bingo! You can make one at home using a dashboard or even white paper. You will also need bingo cards and equation cards. You can choose addition and subtraction or multiplication and division, or anything else you want your children to learn. You have to give them math equations and the one who completes the line first, i.e., achieves the bingo, will become the winner.
Kids will enjoy skipping, leaping, and jumping around a hand-drawn hopscotch board loaded with numerals in this entertaining math hopscotch activity! You even draw the boxes, numbers and symbols on the ground. Rules are simple; players must utilise both feet while jumping on a box with even numbers and symbols and use one-footed hops for zero and odd numbers. A player’s turn persists unless they make an error, such as walking on a boundary or jumping on a wrong equation. The first individual to go through all of the digits to nine wins.
Chutes And Ladders
This game must have brought many memories to your mind. We all have played this game multiple times during our childhood. You can relive those memories by playing chutes and ladders with your little ones. The whole game is a fun way to practice numeracy. It will increase the counting ability of your children. You must be already aware of the rules that whoever reaches the hundred number first will be the winner.
Place Value Game
Place the digits 0 to 9 on different index cards or bits of paper inside a hat. Let your kids pick one, two, or three cards from the cap. They can come up with different numbers. For instance, if one of your kids picks the digits 3, 6, and 9, they can form 3, 6, 9, 36, 39, 396, 693, and so on. Encourage your youngster to use the cards to produce as many numbers as possible. Then ask them questions like the largest place value, smallest number possible, etc.
Basic Math, no matter how difficult it seems to your children, will always be a subject that will help them lifelong. Learning mathematics in a fun approach can assist them in understanding the topic quickly.
Prime Scholars International believes in ‘kinesthetic learning’, thus, such fun activities are a part of the Prime Scholars International School’s daily curriculum that helps students learn through first-hand experiences.