At Real Education Enrichment Academy & Family Daycare in Rancho Penasquitos we cater to the development of children from age two and a half on. We strive to give each child a well-rounded education in a nurturing environment.
At Real Education Enrichment Academy & Family Daycare in Rancho Penasquitos, we help each preschooler in the development of a number concept. We do this through play, counting and the use of concrete aids such as Cuisenaire rods and the number line.
Numbers are included in imaginative play, e.g. setting the table for guests, we might need two plates, two cups, etc. At Real-Education Academy and Family Daycare in Rancho Penasquitos we make use of number rhymes such as “One, Two, Buckle my Shoe”, and many others that the children love to repeat.
Cuisenaire rods are sticks of different colors and sizes. The small white cube represents the number 1. The red stick is the same height and width of the white cube, but is one cube longer. Each different color is one longer than the previous stick until we come to orange representing the number ten. At first children are encouraged to play with the rods and to build with them and to discover for themselves that, for instance, one white cube plus another white cube will equal the length of a red stick.
At Real Education Enrichment Academy & Family Daycare in Rancho Penasquitos we use the Cuisenaire rods to introduce concepts such as “more than”, “less than”, and “equal to. Preschoolers, through play, learn to understand, “bigger than” and “smaller than” and “the same”.
We also use the number line extensively in counting forwards and backwards, and for children to understand the relationship of one number to another.
By the time your child is ready to start school, we, at Real Education Enrichment Academy & Family Daycare in Rancho Penasquitos will have equipped your child to be able to handle math with confidence!