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Friday, September 30, 2011

Finger Patterns the ABC's of Math

The ABC's of Math
Reading is everywhere. We read to our children, sing the ABC's and help them write their name. What about math? How do we get our kids ready for math in school?
Finger patterns are the ABC's of math. Finger patterns help young children count and link quantity to numbers while building an awareness to and confidence with numbers.

Try This: Finger Patterns from 1 to 5
1. Get little hands ready for "Fire Away" with all fingers inside.
2. Say, "Fire Away one." and have your child release their first finger or their pointer finger.
3. Continue with "Fire Away" for all fingers ending with the thumb for five.
4. Do on both the left hand and right hand, firing away to five on each hand.
5. Play this often.