How can I teach my granddaughter how to learn math and reading where she would be able to understand it?
Dawn - posted on 07/09/2012
Math games are a great way to teach and practice math without it being boring. Sometimes all you need are some dice or a deck of cards. You can make a game board and use two dice; roll the dice and have your granddaughter add the two numbers together and move that number of spaces. Assuming your granddaughter is really young, drawing in shaving cream is a lot of fun, too. My kids have done it in kindergarten and first grade. Have her draw her letters or spell out words, or you can do math problems too. Touch Math is one thing the younger grades do, too, where the kids use small objects to help add and subtract (or multiply/divide if she's older). The objects can be whatever you have around or something inexpensive to buy like popsicle sticks or florist gems. One more math idea: Write numbers on the ground, kinda like a hopscotch board. Then tell your granddaughter to jump to the number that is 3 + 1. Getting her body involved gives her a different way to absorb the information.
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