Developing maths skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
Free guide to download
There are many simple things you can do to develop maths skills in children with a hearing loss before they start school. NDCS has produced a guide called ‘Helping your deaf child to develop early maths skills (3-4 year olds)’ to give you ideas of how to build up these skills through everyday play and activities.
The guide give tips about:
- Helping your child pick up words that they'll need for maths (such as count, add, plus, weigh) through rhymes, songs and stories.
- Helping deaf children with numbers: for example, the sound of numbers, the order of numbers, recognising numbers, calculations.
- Helping deaf children with shapes and measurements through games and activities.
- Ideas for problem solving opportunities you can provide for your child – this may be difficult for some deaf children and relies heavily on understanding language and working memory skills.
- Everyday activities and games for developing maths skills, and ideas about how to make playtime more enjoyable.
“As a parent of a three year old deaf child, this is an invaluable learning resource. I’d recommend it highly to parents of deaf or hearing children.” – Ashling Boyle, NDCS member.
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- Education in the early years
- Choosing a deaf-friendly school
- Developing reading and writing skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- Developing maths skills in 3–4 year old deaf children
- How early years staff can help your child achieve their potential
- Is my deaf child entitled to free early years education?
- My child didn't get into our choice of school – what now?
- Preparing your deaf child for primary school
- Helping your Deaf Child to Develop Communication and Language (0–2)
- Summer born children in England: Starting school a year late
- Choosing childcare for your deaf child
- Quality Standards for early years services for deaf children: What parents need to know (England)