Counting Method / June 6, 2018 / Bridget Seals
Snacks are other properties that attract the child's attention. Count aloud the pieces of snacks before giving them. Ask them to count each piece they put into their mouth and continuously, encourage them for their good work. The child loves to eat the snack and therefore, makes the counting with fun and pleasure.
A child's first teacher is their parent. Children are often exposed to their earliest math skills by their parents. When children are young, parents use food and toys as a vehicle to get their children to count or recite numbers. However, the focus tends to be on rote counting, always starting at number one rather than the understanding the concepts of counting. As parents feed their children, they will refer to one, two, and three as they give their child another spoonful or another piece of food or when they refer to building blocks and other toys. All of this is fine, but counting requires more than a simple rote approach whereby children memorize numbers in a chant-like fashion. Most of us forget how we learned the many concepts or principles of counting.