Using candy hearts, colored sequencing worksheets, and our minds, we learned about what a sequence is! We used colored hearts to demonstrate this. Your little one would name the order of colors, and then complete the sequence on their own!
Young children can learn about sequencing by putting familiar events, ideas, and objects into their logical order. Key vocabulary words for sequential order are “first”, “second”, “next”, “then”, and “finally”.
Ordinal numbers are also important vocabulary words for sequential order.
Helping children understand the concept of sequence develops math skills, literacy, and scientific inquiry skills.
When young children categorize items, they are beginning to perceive the relationships between things. As they evolve in their ability to compartmentalize objects, they start to understand how things work together. In this activity, your budding mathematician learned how to recognize and continue number patterns within the scope of our ghost theme. Using buttons, black pasta, and plastic eye balls, we placed five items onto three paper ghosts, counting and naming the patterns that emerged as a result. We rearranged items, extended patterns, and described the differences we saw.
Preschoolers are naturally curious, and are constantly noticing the patterns they encounter in their daily lives.
Fostering this skill is an important foundation for the future application of math skills, spatial reasoning, and critical thought.
Using pom poms, a simple diagram, and a muffin tin, your little one reconstructed a variety of patterns, continuing to hone their problem solving and fine motor skills.