At this age, it’s best to focus on your child’s ability to understand numbers one through ten and to practice using those numbers during everyday activities.
You can encourage your child to think about numbers and it can be fun at the same time. For an example, when you are making your child a snack, ask him if he would like to have the bowl that has 3 crackers in it, or the bowl that has five crackers in it. This type of question gets your child to comprehend more and less as it equates to numbers.
Here’s another fun way to encourage early math skills:
Use a tape measure, which children love to play with, and make a game out of measuring small things around the house. Measure the length of a pencil and then measure the length of a small toy and get your child to tell you which item is larger or smaller. Playing this game over and over will enforce the concept numbers and quantity.