Read, Read, Read! Rad to your child and have them read to you. Mix it up and make it fun!
Keep a home journal to share list, ideas, fun stories, memories. Add pcitures!
* Board Games
Play board games as a family! Many of them encourage math development. Yahtzee (basic addition), Connect Four (problem solving), Card Games (basic addition and subtraction and ordering numbers), Candy Land (make your own game card and use math facts instead of colors), Monoploy (money), and Battleship (coordinate graphs) are a few to mention.
Talk about the calendar with your child. Look forward to and countdown to special events such as vacations, birthdays, and holidays. Count the weeks and days to an event, and determine which day it will fall on.
Help your child learn to count money by playing store with them. Use real coins and dollar bills.
* Counting Skills
Use an empty egg carton as a counting tool to practice addition and subtraction skills. You can also use it to talk about multiplicatoin and division.
Be on the lookout for shapes! Discuss the shapes you see. Ask your child how many sides the shape has.
Help your child develop time skills by incorporating the clock into their schedule. Create a bedtime scheudle (example brush teeth at 8:00, bedtime story at 8:10, bed at 8:30). Create a poster with the schedule, and hand it in your child's bedroom.
Give them a ruler or tape measure and let them explore and compare. Let them help in the kitchen with measuring for recipes. At the grocery store let them measure fruits or veggies on the scale. Have fun by estimating how long or how much something might weigh before measuring it.