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 16Comparing and Sorting Comparing and sorting items helps children identify and describe relationships—a skill that’s necessary for more complex math learning. Sort items such as socks by size and/or color. Take loose change and sort the coins into groups (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters). To help your child understand descriptive terms such as more, less, bigger, smaller, taller, shorter, same, and different, look for opportunities to compare objects by size, shape, and weight. For example, when you’re at the park, you could ask: “Which tree is taller?” “Which rock is heavier?” “Which bench is longer?” At home, you might ask: “Which plate is bigger?” “Which glass has more juice?” “Are there more blue Legos or more yellow Legos?” To help your child learn positions such as over, under, above, below, in front, behind, etc., sit on the floor together, each of you holding an item. Take turns giving directions such as“put the ball behind your back” or “put the ball under your chin.” At first you may need to model these concepts and have your little one copy your movements. Above, below, over, under... 11