Place multi-colored building blocks on the floor and sort them out with your toddler. Give instructions such as: Build a red tower with four bricks, build a yellow tower with two bricks, or line three blue blocks to make a train.
As a variation, build a row of towers with different numbers of bricks. Ask your toddler to count the bricks used to build each tower. Or, build a tower by alternately placing a brick on top of the other, counting each brick added aloud.
Brain research says: Teaching math and number skills should begin with matching, sorting, and identifying patterns.
Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and neurotherapist, PsychPros, Inc., Xanland tower, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Mila De Leus-Bascon, preschool coordinator and Infant-Toddler Development Program educator, Community of Learners School for Children, New Manila, Quezon City
Brain Games by Jane Kemp, Claire Walters, and Dr. Dorothy Einon
Book for Toddler Years by Adrienne Popper
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