It’s never too early to start discussing number concepts. Today as we were playing with a puzzle, the bigger of the boys (3 years) mentioned that the puzzle had 9 pieces. The little one put one piece back in the puzzle and I jumped right in, “we had 9 pieces out of the puzzle and we put one back; how many are still out?” After counting, the boys decided there were 8 left. We continued our little game and as we did the boys started mixing it up a bit and putting more than one piece in at a time.
What in the moment math do you do with your toddler or preschooler?