Numbers and Letters are fundamental for human existence. We need numbers to understand the world and predict it. Numbers are everywhere and children find it rather confusing because it is presented to them in such an abstract form. In order for us to learn new concepts, we first have to read up about it and we need letters to read. This is why Math and Literacy are important subjects taught from a very early age.
I believe that if we don’t present the learning in a way the child can understand, the child could grow up disliking the subject and find it really difficult to understand.
In my classroom, I use lots of games and stories to teach math and literacy to young children.
I try to make them see how math is a real thing, how it is all around us and how we are constantly counting and calculating even when we don’t do it consciously. I also try to help them view literacy as a form of communication. I make it creative, real and fun because when the child has experience with a concept, it is more likely to stay ingrained into their memory.
On this course I will be sharing the different methods I use to teach these abstract concepts to the young children. I will be sharing the games I play and the way I use stories to teach as well.