How to practice basic sums & counting without it being a chore

How to practice basic sums & counting without it being a chore Maths can tend to be a difficult subject for a lot of children whilst they are at school. Follow the tips below to incorporate maths into fun activities. This way, your child will develop their numeracy skills as well as a love for the subject.

Counting Money 💰

Whenever you have some spare change or give your child pocket money, ask them to count it. Give them an assortment of coins to spark interest and get them to count aloud whilst sorting the coins into piles. If your child has been saving up for a while, ask them to tally up how much they’ve saved. This will not only improve their counting skills but may encourage good money management from an early age.


Everyone has a favourite tv show or movie, right? The same goes for children. Next time your child is watching TV, get them to count how many times their favourite characters pops up on screen. They could also count how many times a particular word has been said. This will not only improve their counting but it will also develop their focus and concentration skills. It’s a win win situation. Screen time doesn’t have to be a waste of time. 

Computer Games

If your child prefers to play on the computer, there are plenty of math games available. Putting maths into a format they already love is a brilliant way for them to engage. Next time your child is allowed on the laptop/tablet, encourage them to play some math games. They’ll absolutely love it and thank you for it later. 

Math Sets

Opposite to the above, some children really like to use work sheets and books in order to have fun/learn. At GFLH, we have an amazing bundle that will help develop your child’s abilities and will have them engrossed for hours on end. Check out the product at the link below ⬇️

There’s plenty of other math related toys on the site too! 

Car Game

Next time you and your child are out and about, get them to pick two colours. Whilst you are walking or travelling, get them to count how many cars they see in the two colours that they picked. At the end of the day, they can add up the number of cars they have seen. They can also subtract, multiply and divide for a harder challenge.

Hopefully these tips have been helpful to you. Here’s to the next generation of mathematicians! 

Team GFLH 

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