For as long as I can remember learning mathematics, I hated it! I still do. In an effort to prevent our little curious scientist, Nathaniel, from having difficulties with mathematics, we decided to give him more exposure to numbers.
As parents, we believe in challenging our kids beyond their expected grade-level. With the Nathan's Math Box, I can say it has been extremely easy and fun for Nathaniel and me to explore simple order of operations problems such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication. These lessons have been an incredible addition to our home-school curriculum.
According to a Scholastic article for parents on Adding and Subtracting, " Most states have standards that aim for all 1st graders to know the addition facts, and corresponding subtraction facts, for sums to 20. But before kids can master these basics, they need to understand the nature of adding and taking away. Subtraction tends to be a concept that is especially difficult to comprehend." We believe it is important for parents to start introducing these concepts at home in preparation for 1st grade.
Here are three reasons why Nathan's Math Box is a great tool to introduce your child to mathematics problems before elementary:
1. The Math Box is Colorful
Kids are attracted to colors, especially brighter primary and secondary colors. Colors also affects children's mood. Brighter colors create a happy and exciting mood. Nathan's Math Box is packaged with four sets of bright-colored sticks and over ten labelled square blocks neatly organized in a high quality wooden box. Nathaniel enjoys the lessons more because he is allowed to choose the colors he wants to work with when solving the problems.
2. Easy to Handle
The sticks and square blocks are perfectly sized for kids to grip and handle. This helps with building fine motor skills. Nathaniel enjoys picking up the sticks, counting and re-organizing the box at the end of each lessons. He is very confident working with the math box because of the size of each item in the box and the weight of the box.
3. Number and Color Recognition
I believe the math box is suitable for children ages 3 and up because not only does it aid in teaching mathematics but it also helps with numbers and colors recognition. Children can identify numbers from 0 to 9 and also match blocks together to build numbers 10 and beyond. The box comes with four sets of colored sticks, yellow, blue, green, and red.
We hope you find Nathan Math Box as valuable to your child's development as we do. Get your preschooler a Math Box today.
We would love to hear your opinion on the Math Box. Did your little one find the Math Box fun? What other ways or items do you use to teach your child mathematics? Please share in the comment section below.
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