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NUMBER RECOGNITION

BUILDING NUMBER RECOGNITION

Recognizing numbers is an essential skill for early math. You can help your child build their ability to recognize numbers with the following activities:

Bedtime Math

Signup for Bedtime Math, and you'll have a fun math problem to do with your child every night. Bedtime Math makes math fun, and you can do it after school, at bathtime, or bedtime.

Get more resources from the Bedtime Math website

Play Hopscotch

Hopscotch is a fun physical activity that helps reinforce number recognition for young children. Is the weather not cooperating for a sidewalk chalk version? You can make an indoor hopscotch board using flattened cardboard boxes, an old shower curtain, or a disposable tablecloth! Simply use a permanent marker to make the squares and have your child write the numbers. Your child can then use a small bean bag or stuffed toy to throw onto the board and hop his way through counting.

Locate Your Home

Numbers aren't just for counting — they are also for labeling. Teach your child the street number on your home. Explain how buildings are numbered on every street and take a walk around your neighborhood, pointing out the numbers on homes, businesses, and signs.