It may be frustrating as a parent to count with your child if it goes something like this:
You ask your child to count how many goldfish he or she has on a napkin. Your child happily responds by pointing to goldfish one by one, counting seemingly accurate, until you hear “one, two, five, seven, ten.” Depending on your child’s age, say, 2, this may be acceptable to you. If your child is nearly 3, for example, you may have a puzzled look on your face as your child beams, having accomplished the task that you asked of him or her.
It is normal for young children to not have counting down to a science, and as a parent, it would be impractical to expect perfection. However, there are ways to assist young children in developing early math skills they will master with time and practice.
Here are 3 ways of using math concepts with your child without making it a chore: