To teach to consider and not to discourage the child at it to study, I suggest to remember several fascinating exercises. It is necessary to learn figures since the earliest childhood, approximately since one year.

## It is required to you

- cubes with figures, 10 small toys, big buttons, apples.

## Instruction

1. When to the child year was executed, begin to consider with it fingers, accurately pronouncing the name of each figure. It is also possible to give it cubes with figures. Show it figure and call it aloud. In one or two months begin to give numbers and you ask the child to give a cube with this figure to you. If the child is mistaken and gives other cube, give to it the number represented on this cube and once again ask a cube with the necessary figure.

2. When the child begins to repeat after you words, begin to consider together small toys. Starting with one and finishing with ten. Accurately give figure 1 and put before it one toy. Wait the child so far will repeat the name of figure. Further put the second toy. Give number ""two"", and then consider how many toys lie before it: ""one"", ""two"". And so on, adding on one toy.

3. After the child learns to perceive aurally words, begin to play with him ""in cubes on the contrary"". You give him a cube - and he calls what figure is represented. It is also possible to begin to consider toys on the contrary: since 10 and finishing 1. Also it is necessary to enter concepts as ""zero"".

4. Years begin to teach the child to read out from three independently. At first let will master the account to ten, and then show as numbers are formed further. For this purpose it is necessary to use cubes (we make two figures - the number turns out) or cards. For simplification of the account near number put small buttons - the quantity corresponding to this number.

5. If there is an opportunity, buy a magnetic board and magnetic figures. When they constantly are before his eyes, he will quicker learn their names and as they are written. The same concerns also letters. When you walk - constantly you ask it to consider something: red cars on the parking, florets on a bed, doggies in the park and td. In shops always you ask that the child read you the goods price.

6. The next stage - very responsible. It is necessary to study rules of addition and subtraction. Here you will be helped by any make-shifts - buttons, matches. After the child learns to take away and add ""hands"", begin to train him in mental arithmetic. For this purpose simple problems will approach: ""three plus one" ", " "two pluses two" ", " "three minuses two"", etc.

7. Passing to new tasks, teach the child to represent problems schematically. Let will execute all problems on paper by means of drawings, and then will already write down it numbers. If you give though a little attention to figures and numbers every day, then it will be much easier for child to gain new knowledge at school.