Numeracy: Easing Mathematics for Kids

Children, when taught with fun and games, find things easy to learn. They take interest in learning, if it is complemented with entertainment. If there arrives something boring, it allows them to wander their minds. The idea of 'play and learn' allows a rapid brain development at an early age. 5-10 years of age is one, when a kid can grasp a lot of things which he finds attractive and interesting and store in his memory. So it is this time that should be utilized mostly in making them learn continuously.

Some children find it difficult to grasp the mathematical concepts and formulas and deal with mathematical calculations. For this, the parents and teachers must avail them with resources that introduce them with basic concepts and tricks. These resources can be a kind of puzzle, toy or game that would enhance his numeracy power. The sensory toys of this type are good source of increasing numerical abilities of children, such as sorting, counting and subtracting. This will develop their confidence with numbers. They can then, easily deal with measures as well.

Numeracy involves representation of data in the form of diagrams, charts, graphs and tables and learning calculation skills using them. Some class room activities help children in understanding this ability. Some of them are, singing rhyming songs and poems that contain all necessary knowledge and information in an interesting style, sorting colorful pencils, recognizing and learning colors and shapes, sequencing numbers in order, classifying fruits and vegetables according to colors and sizes and playing with activity cards.

Learning mathematics through numeracy is very interesting and easy. It has two parts. First one is using it in daily life, while second one is to think, solve and practice the problem. As far as, teaching a child is concerned, he should be taught with everyday examples. Parents should make them understand the importance and use of the subject in day-to-day life. They should relate things with calculations and sorting, so as to make it easy and interesting for their child. Some of these activities can be, measuring the child's height and showing him his growth, taking them to vendors and showing the weighing and pricing activities, making them learn how measure time in clock or temperature in an oven. Once he gets used to this environment, he will start applying the concepts in his everyday life, which will not only make him think and solve but also practice. Practical application of any knowledge is important to get expertise in it.

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