Tips & Hints

Here are some fun ways in which you can help your child at home:

  • Count the food items as they are placed in the trolley or unpacked at home.

  • Count each toss of the ball as you play a game.

  • Count the steps to the letterbox, front door, clothes line.

  • Collect and count objects such as toys, shells, and flowers from the garden.

  • Count days on a calendar. Count days down to a special event.

  • Read books that involve counting.

Ask your child questions to encourage them to investigate maths:

  • What shapes can you see?

  • How could we measure the...?

  • How will we find half?

  • What is the best way to share...?

Turn everyday events or objects into a maths story:

  • Count the fruit in the fruit bowl.

  • Cut fruit into six pieces.

  • Count the pieces of toast you cooked at breakfast.

  • Add the total of cutlery at the table.

  • Count the number of people travelling in the car or the bus.

Encourage your child to draw and talk about the number of things in the pictures they have drawn. Write down your child’s ideas as a story. Here are some examples:

  • There are five pieces of fruit in our bowl. Three are apples and two are bananas.

  • My lunchbox has four things inside. One sandwich, one orange and two slices of cheese.

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Weekend: Closed

Address: 7/21 Almands Ave, Roxburgh Park VIC 3064

Phone: (03) 9303 9335

Email: Roxburgh.park.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au>