How to teach kids number recognition, counting, addition and subtraction? Lego is the best answer to give since it is found in every single home out there - who out there does not like Lego? Here in this video, the main tool used is Lego and that's how kids will manage to recognize numbers and learn to count.
At the beginning, bring the magnet numbers and place them on the table or a board and test the child's ability to recognize them. First, let the child count the numbers then choose some numbers haphazardly without an order and ask them to identify them and second, go a little bit harder and point at specific numbers while asking the child to identify the number that should come before it.
Moving forward with learning the numbers and after crossing this step of number recognition, parents should then come to the part of teaching the child how to count. Counting becomes easier with the Lego blocks because they give the child the chance to see those blocks he/she is counting, and that is exactly how this game is played.
The parent will ask the child to bring the same number of Lego blocks that would identify the number written down or the magnet that is placed on the table. This is important because the child will manage to get the number of blocks and will at the same time double check them after finishing, and this is very important.
After finishing the part of building the Lego towers beside each number, there comes a third step in this game that is about trying to let the kids compare the numbers together. For example, ask the child how many blocks are there between 10 and 4, at this point the kid will place them beside one another in order to count the difference. This is one method, other kids might actually do a calculation in their heads and bring out that difference, this calculation is subtraction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-YBC4LPOQw).
Along the process, parents should try to use some mathematical definitions in order to teach the child some new things along the way. For example, the parent could ask the child while they are counting the Lego blocks to form a tower for the numbers 'how many do they still need to reach their target?' and when they give the answer, ask them if this means that adding those two numbers will give them their target or not. These will help with the idea of subtraction and addition for the kids (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLfSeSHWE78).
There are different games which the kids could learn math through and most of them are challenging enough to let them think, give their answers, and even sometimes ask for repeating the game in order to win one more time. Playing with your child means that it will all end up with a winner and a loser, and the kids always love to be the winners, which is why they might keep repeating the same game until they win.
We have other videos on our channel that parents could depend on to teach their kids numbers and counting, here are some of the links to check:
Let the kids play with their favorite Lego toys and learn the numbers from 1 to 10 through them, not just that, but let them learn to count and know some basic addition and subtraction facts along the way; this would turn out to be the most exciting lesson for them after all.
Let the parents learn a new lesson idea to use while homeschooling their kids in order to teach them numbers, teach them how to count, and bring the idea of addition and subtraction much closer to their minds.
Enjoy watching this video and enjoy playing with the Lego blocks!
A really fun matching numbers game using Lego blocks as a tool. Learn the numbers in English, counting skills and addition and subtraction with Lego and some magnetic numbers. A simple resource that will allow your child to explore numbers in a fun way. Count to 10, count to 20 and have fun with number recognition, or learning the number names in English.
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