The first few years of a child’s life are especially important for mathematics development. Research shows that early mathematical knowledge predicts later reading ability and general education and social progress. There are six key areas of early mathematics learning, which collectively provide a platform for everything children will encounter as they progress through their maths learning at primary school, and beyond:
- Cardinality and counting
- Composition of numbers
- Shape and space
How you can support your child at home?
A fantastic resource to use with your child at home is Numberblocks. Watch episodes, play the games, learn the songs. Your child will be familiar with them as this is a resource we use in school as well.