4 ways to prepare your child for school
Help your child to feel confident and secure about their transition to school.Read more
Set out the muffin tin and series of objects. Encourage your child to place (or attempt to place) the objects into the holes of the tin, to see if they fit. You may need to model this to encourage them to have a go.
Ensure a good range of sizes of objects and watch as your child attempts to fit them in.
Use mathematical vocabulary to describe and discuss what they are doing – ‘Oh no, it’s too big’, ‘Does it fit?’ ‘It’s very small…I wonder if it will fit into this hole?’
This is great exposure for your child, who will be hearing and absorbing the language you use related to shape, size and measure.