My 5.5 year old stayed home from preschool today because her sister was sick, so we decided to play some math games.
She made up a sorting game with the different dice we had. The newspaper had an article about Harry Potter and it had circles on it, so she used the circles to sort dice into, either by color or by shape.
When she was done, she decided to play a memory game with me and told me to close my eyes while she removed a few pieces and I was supposed to guess which ones were missing. We actually ended up doing this a few times, then laughing a lot when the last thing she did was remove ALL of them and expected me to remember everything.
When we were done with that, we did some addition with dice and flat marbles.
Finally, she wanted to do some math problems on the dry erase board and she wrote out the pictures, the number sentences, and summed them.
It’s going to be interesting to see how she takes to kindergarten, because she’s already doing things that she will learn in K (not just at home, but at her early intervention preschool as well, they have the kids learning the pattern of the day). I know I can’t worry too much until she gets there.