Saturday, May 2, 2015
Spell it out: Use words to understand math
Writing numbers out in word form is a good way for your child to understand the mathematical concept of “place value.” Give your child a list of four or five numbers, such as 562, 73, 184, 16 and 43. Have her write them in words—five hundred sixty-two, seventy-three and so on. Then try it in reverse. Give your child the words and ask her to write the numbers.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Slow down to teach patience
Children aren’t born with a lot of patience and self-control. They need to learn them. But if you are always in a hurry, complaining about traffic delays or saying “Hurry up!” to your child, it will be hard for him to learn patience from you. Model the behavior you want your child to have. Remember, your child may try your patience, but you’ll weaken his if you lose your cool.