It’s important to make sure your child is always learning something new and equipped as best as possible for the educational journey that lays ahead of them in the years to come. Young minds are naturally inquisitive and so they are always hungry for new information and stimulus. With such young children, it can sometimes be a little harder to imagine what might be appropriately challenging for them but the answer is usually much simpler than you think.
We learn best through play and so the best easy math games for kindergarten age children are usually the ones that they enjoy the most. Any practice is good practice at this age and so if they are enjoying the games you are playing with them, keep doing that but just increase the difficulty a little perhaps. If you need some inspiration for some good games to play here is a list of our top 3 easy math games for kindergarten.
1. Playing with toys
One of the simplest and often most enjoyable games to play with your child is one that involves their own favorite toys. Whilst you won’t be going into triple figure numbers it’s better to be a toy that you have a fair few of; dinosaurs, army men or cuddly bears for example. Now it’s just a case of counting, subtracting, playing and asking questions. You can play as normal but slip in a few numerical based problems along the way. It’s a great way to spend time with your child whilst also reinforcing their mathematical skill. “Oh no the dam has broken! We need five big strong dinosaurs over here to fix it, can you count me five?” or “We can’t all stay all night, if there were nine bears at the tea party but Mr. Fuzzynugs had to leave, how many bears are left?”
Mathlingo is a fantastic new app that can help your child master mathematics before they’ve even seen the inside of a classroom. It is a firm contender for any easy math games for kindergarten list due to the wide range of skills and difficulties it offers. It is beautifully designed with stunning visuals and cool characters as well as excellent motivation and jubilant celebration graphics for when your little one makes progress. Whether they are a beginner or a seasoned pro the games are fun enough that it feels more like play than study and they’re sure to enjoy themselves as they learn.
Whilst we are always fierce advocates first and foremost of the personal touch and playing games with your child that teach them the basics, this is the second digital entry on the list just because it is so much fun and so incredibly versatile. PBS has always been at the beating heart of educational programming and the website follows suit. All of your kid’s (and some of your own) favorite characters feature in the vast array of fun and educational games on offer.