Here’s an easy math activity to do with your preschooler. Ask them to draw you a picture of what the number 10 looks like. (A smaller number would also work.)
My daughter needed help tracing her hands and feet, and I helped her draw the first set of tally marks, but the thinking was all her own work. Her picture shows five different ways to represent ten: with words, numbers, tally marks, toes and fingers.
So really, is this a picture of 50? 🙂
Repetition would make this activity boring. (The last thing I want is for my daughter to think math is boring.) So it’s a good thing there are infinite ways to experience numbers.
For example, check out the 10 triangle Jenna made last week with Right Start Level A!