Move it and groove it!
6 - 8 years
Everyday ways to help your child with numeracy skills
Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia
Playground and ball games are not just great for your child’s physical development – they can also help develop their numeracy skills! For example, you and your child can:
- count and measure while playing ball games
Let's count how many times we can throw the ball in a row.
Great kick, how far did it go? Let's measure it in paces.
- practice fractions while playing target games
Amazing, you knocked over four out of five targets!
Last time I hit the target five out of ten times. Let me see if I can do better than half this time.
- develop rhyme and rhythm with clapping and skipping games
A sailor went to sea sea sea...
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, turn around...
Omochio tsukimasho... (Japanese clapping game)
If you don’t remember your childhood clapping and skipping games (or you want something new), search on the internet. You'll be amazed at what you find!