Children are born with an innate mathematical ability and research has shown that parents have a massive effect on how this develops. Children who succeed in Maths are usually the ones who enjoy it so it is extremely important, even at a young age, to make Maths fun! That is why we have made all of our activities practical and enjoyable as well as being easy to prepare!

As a parent, it is difficult to know where to start when it comes to teaching your child mathematical concepts, which is why we have designed this website to be progressive; simply follow each section in order (see below). Choose the activities you like (or try all of them) and repeat as many times as you wish. When teaching something new to your child, repetition is key. When your child is confident, simply move on to the next section.

To meet the government’s early learning goal, children need to be able to work with the numbers 1-20 by the end of Reception. Children all develop at different rates (and this is perfectly normal) so every activity on this website can be easily adapted to use lower numbers and extended to use higher to extend your child’s learning when they are ready. Work with your child at their own pace and always make it fun!

Our sections of activities are to be followed in this order:-

  1. Counting
  2. Recognising Numbers
  3. Ordering Numbers
  4. Addition
  5. Subtraction

Below is some information to read before starting each section:-