Horizon Child Math is the language of tech and fluency is required to succeed in today’s technology-driven world. Helping your child master math readiness skills before he enters kindergarten provides the strong math foundation and comfort level necessary to his future success.

Aligned with Ohio Department of Education standards, the pre-K curriculum at Horizon Education Centers is designed to prepare children to successfully meet the social and academic challenges of kindergarten. Guided by our quality teaching staff, preschool students develop kindergarten readiness skills through creative play and educational activities.

Practicing reading and math readiness skills at home can help reinforce the skills learned at preschool. Turning skill development into a game can make the learning experience fun for both parent and child. Use the following recommended activities to help your child develop math readiness skills before he starts kindergarten.

  • Practice counting. Practice counting to 5, 10, 20 and so on to help your child understand number progression. Daily activities offer numerous opportunities to practice counting. When playing with your child, count the number of blocks in a tower. At snack time, count the number of grapes on the plate. Count fingers and toes at bath time. While taking a walk, count the number of cars parked in a driveway. Count the number of spoons he puts away when your child helps empty the dishwasher.
  • Sing counting songs and rhymes like “One Two Buckle My Shoe,” “Hickory Dickory Dock,” and “5 Little Monkeys.”
  • Practice number recognition. Look for opportunities to point out and identify numbers. Read counting picture books, pointing to and counting the items on each page. Look for numbers on food boxes, street signs, billboards, building addresses, price tags in stores and auto license plates. Play number I Spy when stopped at street lights or waiting in the grocery checkout lane.