Cecile Faubert - September 7, 2021 - Math Worksheet
The current curriculum sometimes makes parents feel anxious whether the way children are taught to learn to count is right so that their children mature at school or not. The subject matter, which is getting more and more difficult, also creates a sense of worry in the minds of parents. Worried that his son could not follow the lesson.
Moreover, each school has its own policies, some require students to learn to count and add up numbers when they are young, but some are relaxed and don’t require this.
For parents, surely many already know that some schools require being able to count. Even must be able to add and subtract when the students are still small, because it is the basis for children to learn mathematics.
The following are ways that can be applied as a children’s learning method in calculating addition or subtraction quickly from an early age.
The first thing that parents and teachers need to do is emphasize the principle of introducing, not teaching. So far, parents do not require their children to be able to learn to count quickly but introduce them to numbers through songs, objects, and their daily lives. If they can catch what we introduce, that’s a bonus.
Observe every development shown by the child. If the child is increasingly critical and asks a lot of questions. Answer as best you can, but don’t burden the child with counting more, more numbers. Show the role of parents as a supporter by answering questions, providing facilities and infrastructure for children to learn to count quickly.
More and more parents want their children to be able to count from an early age. So it’s not surprising that many young children today can count at a very small age. Where is it possible that when we are at their age, we can’t count at all?
Can or not your child count at his age now, do not occasionally compare it with other children his age? Especially if you are still in pre-school. Learning to count children is not mandatory. Comparing him with children his age will only put a burden on you and your child.
There are several songs that I used to sing when she was a baby that indirectly made her recognize numbers. You can find them online and in nursery rhymes about counting addition and subtraction.
This children’s learning method is quite effective if parents want to accompany them in a fun and not monotonous way. With a little parental creativity, ask questions that are calculated in children’s daily activities.
Some have made it mandatory to be able to add up when the child is still small and some are not. So to prepare them, you can start playing a summation video for them.
Invite family members to always be cohesive in giving children numeracy lessons. Even with friends, you should have the initiative to ask questions about addition and subtraction by playing games that your child and his friends like.
One of our duties as parents is to provide them with what they need as a means to learn. And parents still like books even though now gadgets are more favorites for children. Once in a while, stop by a bookstore, there are many books that can be used as a means of teaching children to count.
Gadgets are now a favorite as a medium for children’s learning to count. One way is through the application. Nowadays there are many applications and games on your smartphone to learn to count, but with parental supervision. Here are some questions and examples that you can teach your child.