Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Numbers Help develop your child’s math skills by looking for opportunities to count and talk about numbers. Count items aloud throughout the day. For example, count how many socks you take out of the dryer, or how many eggs are in the egg carton. As you drive around town, point out the numbers you see on buildings, billboards, and street signs. Ask your child to bring you a specific number of objects, such as four spoons from the silverware drawer. Play card games such as“Go Fish.” Introduce the concept of time. “We’re going to start making dinner at 5:00, and then we’ll eat at 6:00.” Shapes and Colors Knowing shapes and colors will help your child understand that objects can be placed into categories. Play a game in which your child tries to find objects of a particular color or shape around the house. Take a walk and ask your child to point out the similarities and differences in objects. “Look at these two flowers. What’s different about them?” Ask questions, such as, “Would you like to wear your blue hat or your red one?” Sort Legos or blocks by shape or color. Readiness Skills Numbers, Shapes and Colors 8