Help
preschoolers learn their numbers,
do simple arithmetic and begin
logical reasoning by using, and
then expanding on, the following
activities.
The
activities are designed to give
you an idea of the types of number
games you can play with the
average preschooler (ages 3 1/2 to
5). After playing these games
online continue playing the games
at home without the help of your
computer. For example, play the
"cookie game" at the kitchen table
using real cookies, apples, etc.
A great way
to play the "wrong numbers game"
is to play school with your
preschooler. Use a chalkboard to
write your number sequences and
then call your child to the
chalkboard to make corrections.
And when you play school,
sometimes call an imaginary
student to the chalkboard. After
calling the imaginary student wait
a second and say, "Oh, I'm
sorrythat was a great try, but
it is not right. Does anyone else
want to try?" And then call your
child to the chalk board.
The most
important thing to remember when
teaching a preschooler is that
they need positive feedback, even
when they make a mistake! Positive
feedback simply means being
excited for the child.
Preschoolers
want to please their parents. They
are proud when they do something
that makes mom and dad excited or
happy. So get excited when the
child gets a correct answer. And,
get excited when they get a wrong
answer too! But after getting a
wrong answer explain why their
answer was incorrect. For
instance...
"That was a
really great try!" "You were so
close!" VISUALLY SHOW THE SOLUTION
AS YOU SAY, "But if you had three
cookies..." LAY OUT 3 COOKIES "...
and I ate one..." PRETEND TO EAT
ONE "... you would only have two
cookies left." SHOW CHILD THAT TWO
COOKIES REMAIN.
We hope
these activities give you
additional ideas.
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START GAME!
LOOKING AT
NUMBERS
INSTRUCTIONS
Have the child click on the
following items to visualize
numbers.
Tell the preschooler to CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 1!
Tell the preschooler to CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 2!
Tell the preschooler to CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 3!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 4!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 5!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 6!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 7!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 8!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 9!
...CLICK
HERE TO LOOK AT 10!
COUNTING
INSTRUCTIONS
Count the following numbers out loud
with the preschooler.
Let's count together from 1 to
10!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Tell the preschooler to CLICK
HERE TO SEE A PICTURE of 1 TO
10!
Let's count our numbers 1 to 10
backwards from 10 to 1!
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tell the preschooler to CLICK
HERE TO SEE A PICTURE of 10 TO
1!
INSTRUCTIONS
Read the following questions to
your preschooler. If necessary,
help your child figure out the
answer. Have the child click on
the answer they think is right.
MISSING NUMBER
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10!
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 9 10
What number is missing?
CLICK ON THE MISSING NUMBER 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10!
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 4 5 6 7
8 9 10
What number is missing?
CLICK ON THE MISSING NUMBER 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10!
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10
What number is missing?
CLICK ON THE MISSING NUMBER 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Let's count together, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10
What number is missing?
CLICK ON THE MISSING NUMBER 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Let's count together, 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
What number is missing?
CLICK ON THE MISSING NUMBER 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
NUMBER SEQUENCE
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10.
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 3 4 5 7
6 8 9 10.
Which numbers are in the wrong
place?
CLICK ON 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10.
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 4 3 5 6
7 8 9 10.
Which numbers are in the wrong
place?
CLICK ON 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
I made a mistake with my numbers
from 1 to 10.
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 9 8 10.
Which numbers are in the wrong
place?
CLICK ON 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
Count the following numbers out
loud, 2 1 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10.
Which numbers are in the wrong
place?
CLICK ON 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
Count the following numbers out
loud, 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 10 9.
Which numbers are in the wrong
place?
CLICK ON 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
FIND THE BIGGER NUMBER
Which number is bigger, 2 or 7?
To figure it out, think which you
would rather have2 cookies or 7
cookies?
CLICK ON THE BIGGER NUMBER 2
... 7
Which number is bigger, 4 or 5?
To figure it out, think which you
would rather have4 cookies or 5
cookies?
CLICK ON THE BIGGER NUMBER 4
... 5
Which number is bigger, 8 or 9?
To figure it out, think which you
would rather have8 cookies or 9
cookies?
CLICK ON THE BIGGER NUMBER 8
... 9
Which number is bigger, 1 or 5?
CLICK ON THE BIGGER NUMBER 1
... 5
Which number is bigger, 3 or 6?
CLICK ON THE BIGGER NUMBER 3
... 6
ADDING AND SUBTRACTING
NUMBERS 1 TO 5
I have 2 cookies, but I eat 1
cookie. How many cookies do I have
left?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
If you had 1 cookie and I gave
you 2 more cookies, how many
cookies would you have?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
If you had 2 cookies and I gave
you 1 more cookie, how many
cookies would you have?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
If you had 3 cookies and you ate
1 cookie, how many cookies would
you have left?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
I have 3 cookies, but I eat 2
cookies. How many cookies do I
have left?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
You have 4 cookies on your plate.
If I put 1 more cookie on your
plate, how many cookies would you
have on your plate?
CLICK ON ANSWER1 2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OR 10
