You can help your child do this by asking:
How many are there? Have your child count objects such as toys, carrots, or shoes as she points to them.
How many of each kind? Encourage your child to sort and count objects by color, shape, size, or feel. This teaches classification skills.
How are they the same or different? This requires your child to observe, compare, analyze, and conclude.
Which has more or less? This develops thinking for subtraction. Ask this as you pour juice into glasses or sort piles of laundry.
Which is shorter, taller, or longer? Let your child compare lengths by matching up objects.
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