There are tons of activities that you
can be doing at home to get your preschoolers ready for kindergarten! In fact, we recommend that you continue doing these
things throughout kindergarten and first grade.
(Many thanks to Karen's mom (retired teacher/expert grandma) for putting these together!)
All activities can include math! The trick is to make it all seem like a
game. There are too many to put on one page, so
we've got them categorized:
Collect small objects for counting, sorting and matching: buttons, spools
(thread), lids, bottle caps, keys, magnets, toys, etc.
Save small containers such as margarine tubs, disposable cups, cans, egg
cartons (all sizes), trays, tins, etc.
Other items to gather: stickers, old magazines, crayons, glue sticks,
paper (all colors), rubber stamps and ink pads, felt pens, yarn.
Let your imagination be your guide!
Also, we've got a group of great
games for little ones over at Coolmath-Games.com:
Free Online Cool Math Games for Preschoolers